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Macy's Columbus Reviews

Updated January 11, 2018
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Columbus, OH

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  • Work life balance is nonexistent within a salaried position (in 375 reviews)

  • Poor management - pushing Macys credit cards - doesn't care about their associates (in 849 reviews)

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  1. "Men's Shoe Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Men's Shoes in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Men's Shoes in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's good pay, very nice co workers, and it's just a flexible job to have. I've been working here for a month now and I enjoy it

    Cons

    We need equal scheduling in departments, sometimes it feels as if there's more people in a certain department then others

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people


  2. "It's holiday retail"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macy's part-time

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, Macy's Money

    Cons

    Seasonal shoppers -- they are grumpy

  3. "Sales assoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Macy's part-time

    Pros

    Nice co-workers and loyal staff

    Cons

    Front line managers are non existent

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the store, monitor front line managers more closely, don’t cram so much on the floor at once, messy sales sections are unattractive


  4. "Seasonal Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Seasonal Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
    Current Contractor - Seasonal Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macy's as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Can pick up shifts and work up to 60 hours per week ( seasonal ). Weekly paycheck. Fast-paced. Managers are nice and look after the well-being of all associates especially the seasonal one.

    Cons

    NA. I really could not think of any not so good thing about working at Macy’s as a seasonal associate. I am just glad I applied here for the season to get extra money.


  5. "Seasonal Help: Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Merchandise Associate in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Merchandise Associate in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, awesome co-workers, employee discount. I only worked prior to the store opening so I didn't have to deal with customers.

    Cons

    Management! The management at the location I worked at were terrible - inconsistent, almost never available, and honestly didn't seem to know much about merchandising.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up, listen to your employees, be open to new ideas


  6. "Great internship experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Store Management Intern in Columbus, OH
    Former Intern - Store Management Intern in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macy's as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and culture; plenty of opportunities to move up if you show a good work ethic and interest;

    Cons

    Disconnect between different departments leads to mistakes from miscommunication (lack of awareness on coupons/discounts, price difference between store and website); lack of associate socialization

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you know how to do what you are telling other people to do; otherwise, you have less respect from your team!


  7. "VSO"

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    Former Employee - VSO in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - VSO in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff was really friendly and accommodating. Flexible hours were offered and the atmosphere was really fun.
    If it had not closed I may still be working there.

    Cons

    Company policies were not conducive to actually preventing theft. It was more of a catch,recover and release atmosphere. Pay sucked for what you were required to do.

    Advice to Management

    Better compensation!

  8. "Positive"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that work here are great and for the most part are very hard working for lower salaries. I have made lifelong friends.

    Cons

    Too many sales to set. Take one sale down and put up a new one. This is too confusing and time waster

    Advice to Management

    Less sales


  9. "Very fun"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice hours, decent pay. Fun

    Cons

    confusing management. Unorganized. Rude costumers


  10. "It's a good job, but can get stressful at times"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to make new friends and learn to work with others. Whether you are selling or merchandising. Also get discount on purchases

    Cons

    It's very stressful during Christmas season when everyone is trying to buy presents. Sometimes customers are not the nicest to employees


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