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Updated February 27, 2019
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  1. "Great place to intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work environment, diverse workplace, good pay

    Cons

    communication is lacking from higher-ups


  2. "Long-lasting career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Mason, OH
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Mason, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    job security, livable pay, benefits

    Cons

    Not much specialized attention, lack of open culture

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience, not my cup of tea"

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    Former Employee - Management Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Management Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    learn a lot in a short period of time

    Cons

    unpredictable schedule, inconsistent mentorship, relatively low pay


  4. "Horrible corporate environment"

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    Former Intern - Brand Intern
    Former Intern - Brand Intern

    I worked at Macy's as an intern

    Pros

    working in a nice building,

    Cons

    the treatment of management, people judging you because you didn't set out to do fashion, everyone that moves up generally fits the same bubble and type, very cliquey, had a former full time advise me to never take up the full time role to give you a sense of the type and work and lifestyle here.


  5. "Macy's Sales Culture"

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    • 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


  6. "Great culture, awesome work environment"

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    Former Intern - Software Developer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Software Developer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recruitment office is amazing! Pay is about average for San Francisco at $30/hr + $1500 bonus for housing. Overtime eligible. Great new office. The people were knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Went to company outings frequently.

    Cons

    Onboarding can be confusing and shortage of MacBook Pros contributes to poor planning for onboarding. Also feedback as far as team placement wasn't really considered.

    Advice to Management

    Have more 1 on 1 with TECH EDPS and interns!


  7. "Omni Buying Internship"

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    Former Employee - Buying Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Buying Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Macy's has a great corporate culture

    Cons

    The company can sometimes feel disorganized

  8. "Great internship experience"

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    • 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!


  9. "Intern Experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Intern in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    This was a good internship that I would recommend to anyone who can get it. The people were helpful to my career.

    Cons

    The competition was tough, but I would recommend to anyone who can get it. The people were helpful to my career.

    Advice to Management

    I think the morale problem can be solved by paying higher wages to front line workers and technical workers who keep the productions on schedule everyday.


  10. "Brand Intern"

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    Former Intern - Brand Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Brand Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The internship program was good, I (eventually) had a full day of work to do and the days could go by quickly when the HR department scheduled visits or other projects for us to work on. While the assignments to departments were random, the expectation is that you will eventually take on tasks yourself and be very proactive. I felt comfortable enough to do this towards the end of the internship, but it took me a little time to learn the role. The "Brand" role is not one that they recruit for, they put people there if you think you're more numbers savvy. It wasn't exactly what I wanted to do, but I did have projects that could keep me engaged. People on other teams were very nice and were very open to suggestions about work I was doing. Had high hopes exiting the interview (although I did not receive an offer).

    Cons

    There were stretches where I had nothing to do and even when I reached out to try and take on extra work, there sometimes would be nothing 'extra.' When the expectation is for you to always be busy at work, it can become frustrating when you ask for more work and none is provided (you can only shadow people for so long). Some people are very "my way or the highway" and get frustrated when you aren't doing something exactly as they do. You have to be very explicit about your interests, which isn't always easy for someone still figuring out what they want to do. If you're not 100% sure about what you want to do, they'll take it as you not wanting to work there (sometimes, not always). I did not receive an off as they "didn't think I was interested in the role" and when I said I was interested they said they would get back to me. This led to a dragged out 4 month process of me trying to get in touch with their HR to figure out what was going on, only to not get an offer. I think that in the end not working there was for the best for me - but I wish they would have been more upfront about it.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that the people who take on interns actually have things for them to do. My exec left for a week of an 8 week program on week 2 with the expectation someone would have something for me to do (which did not end up being the case).