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Macy's Boston Reviews

Updated May 23, 2018
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  • Work life balance is nonexistent within a salaried position (in 389 reviews)

  • Did I mention the forceful pushing of Macy's credit cards (in 861 reviews)

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  1. "Macy's Sales Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Management Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Management Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macy's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Supervisors who care about your success
    - Close team interactions
    - Growth opportunities
    - Value engagement and collaboration
    - Rewards for sales performance

    Cons

    - Not enough emphasis on the connection to everyday sales goals and overall company success


  2. "To much credit card pressure"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shop Captain in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Shop Captain in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A hour break not paid tho

    Cons

    Some managers was witches and nasty if you never got credit cards

  3. "Good place to work but"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Macy's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy to get hired fairly easy to be promoted and the discount

    Cons

    Salary not as competitive as others company structure is somewhat shaky upper management

    Advice to Management

    salary not is competitive is others company structures somewhat shaky upper management pill with issues every day


  4. "Cashier"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Best job I've ever had

    Cons

    Not very organized but who cares

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the bathroom


  5. "Operations Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macy's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Big company, great opportunities to learn retail from the very best and good opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Changes to fast without actually having a culture of change and therefore gives the impression of instable

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more open to the new way of doing retail


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Cosmetics counter mgr"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Macy's (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a great learning experience and you can learn a lot if you apply yourself

    Cons

    Frequent one-day sales and challenging retail hours.


  7. "Everything falls on the sales managers.. the expectations are high and the resources given are not enough."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good vacation time and fast paced environment (if that's what you're into)

    Some great upper level management.. have to work long hours during the holiday season and get now extra pay for it.

    Cons

    Terrible work-life balance

    Everything falls on the managers and the managers are not given enough support or recognition for their hard work

    The pay is great

    Advice to Management

    Keep your managers engaged

  8. "sales manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - District Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Macy's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great place to work, room for advancement. good work life balance. You will work in a team environment. people are friendly

    Cons

    going through a restructure which means a lot of down sizing. in store jobs are becoming bigger than in the past.


  9. "Sales assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good people
    -Career opportunities
    -promotions
    -Network
    -strong team player

    Cons

    -unpredictable environnment
    -Long hours
    -work attractivness depends on the location


  10. "Regional Director of Specialized Selling"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macy's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good career growth opportunities with strong performance.

    Cons

    Unstable company performance puts middle management jobs at constant risk.

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving employee engagement during tough financial times.


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