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Macy's Bellevue Reviews

Updated January 8, 2018
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Bellevue, WA

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  • Work life balance is nonexistent within a salaried position (in 372 reviews)

  • Poor management - pushing Macys credit cards - doesn't care about their associates (in 848 reviews)

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  1. "No problem for me"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Support Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Retail Support Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macy's part-time

    Pros

    Bellevue Macy's has a great management team. They worked with my schedule and keep me happly.

    Cons

    The hours can be hard to come by in during slow seasons. Seniority and hard work will go a long way.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on rocking on. Now have to fill the 20 word minimum. Make the MAGIC happen. Go Seahawks!


  2. "Fine for a part-time position, but no way to live"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macy's (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hands-off management, until they want to blame you for something.

    The employees are pretty incredible people.

    Cons

    Policy often puts you in a position where they can fire you at any time.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the associates like people and invest in them.

  3. "You Got A Lotta Potential"

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    Former Contractor - Visual Merchandiser & Fashion Merchandiser in Bellevue, WA
    Former Contractor - Visual Merchandiser & Fashion Merchandiser in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Macy's as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Structure and Organization within the different divisions, they make an effort to keep the energy up, and provide encouragement & support. There's good teamwork.

    Cons

    I was contract VM, which went well, & part-time FM, during which I got setup by my manager & HR presented to support this. It is definitely a Seattle/Bellevue issue, where they play cards to special interests. Namely a prominent family who's wife did not want me to have a career there. Too, it becomes apparent Macy's really just looks out for itself, and could look out for it's employees a bit more. Macy's could save a lot of money by just becoming a bit more environmentally conscious. Part of the VM work entails taking down displays and cutting plastic backdrop that gets mostly covered up again with the display goes up. 1)) I'd switch to cardborad when you don't need super gloss, which could be upto 90+% of the time. AND reduce the size as it's mostly covered up anyway. AS A RESULT, you A) save time dismantling and reinstalling displays, B) reduce time cutting backdrop to size, C) save money on time and reduced product size D) you only really need it at the higher vantage point for call to action; again the rest is covered by product. 2) Put Photos on recycled paper. 3) Continue reusing products when ever possible as you already do.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you don' t give upper employees, even if lower management or HR, any wiggle room to setup other employees to screw their career over (which is what happen to me; hopefully a Seattle/Bellevue problem, and not so much Macy's). I would encourage incentive programs to be carried through - the cards you hand out, actually lead to some yielded fruit for employees. Also, allow them to get a free coffee on their break every Friday or once a week..., it's a nice not over-the-top perk. And I really disagree with having employees use their own cellphones for work communication. Listen to any feedback for improvements to make employees "happier". Become more environmentally conscious.


  4. "seasonal sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macy's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is very simple, just cashiering and make direction

    Cons

    if you want a higher salary, choose the other company.

    Advice to Management

    one should be arranged at a fixed position


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Macy's sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Macy's full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, helpful managers, good location, employee discount and special offers, opportunity for promotion

    Cons

    Low paycheck if you are a new sales associate, nights and weekends shifts, managers push to open credit cards

    Advice to Management

    To raise hourly pay for sales associate,


  6. "They don't care about you as an employee"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good flexible schedule
    Great Co workers

    Cons

    Bad management
    Terrible trust with employee (Loss prevention always trying to get you fired)
    No advancement ( work with the company for 4 years, new hires got more pay than me.)
    Management has no team work
    Awful expectations for the amount of pay.
    No benefits if your part time.
    Corruptions in every department especially management.


  7. "Unethical Management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macy's part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedules as an on call. 20% off discounts, which also encourages you to spend your hard earned paycheck.

    Cons

    The management would covertly encourage aggressive behavior if the associates made the sales goals. They turn the blind eye to harassment and abuse from co-workers.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like people; not slaves.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Polo Assocaite"

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    Former Employee - Support Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Support Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macy's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved everything about working there.

    Cons

    HR Department, tore my ACL, couldn't get a doctors note fast enough to them so I get fired, funny how that works.


  9. "merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Macy's part-time

    Pros

    I love the people I work with.

    Cons

    Money is not great, lay offs are awful.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people


  10. "Sales, Part-Time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macy's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I am on the flexible scheduling option, which is great because I am only scheduled to work around 12-15 hours a week, but I can pick up a shift anywhere in the store during the rest of the week.

    Cons

    You have to check every day, all day, for extra shifts to pick up if you want more hours. Sometimes, it is hard to get extra time to work. Also, we can get scheduled for shifts as short as 3 hours- which is really a waste of our time and money to make our way out to the store.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to be able to pick up more than one shift in a day, especially for the days I am scheduled only 3 hours. That way I can attach 2 short shifts together and possibly get a 6 hour shift.


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