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Macy's Los Angeles Reviews

Updated February 20, 2018
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Los Angeles, CA

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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. "Opportunities for Growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, upward mobility, flexible hours

    Cons

    holiday hours, customer service interaction


  2. "Beauty Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cosmetic gratis, commission, advancement opportunity

    Cons

    awful management, credit card sales

    Advice to Management

    Management should be required to have maturity and experience. Diminish the use of favoritism in your decision making.

  3. "Human Resources"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is room for advancement and if you are relocatable you can move quickly thru the positions. Always something different each day which is great, lots of exposure to different aspects within HR.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a struggle, you will always work the holidays and it gets tedious working on Thanksgiving when you want to be home with your family.


  4. "Receiving"

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    Former Employee - Shipping and Receiving Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Shipping and Receiving Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid Breaks, Works with your schedule , motivated by co workers, Knowing you satisfied the customers shopping experience is a good feeling !

    Cons

    Gets slow after the season which means less hours for you. You have to have patience in this job and have deadlines.


  5. "Director of Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Macy's is a fast paced environment and great people to work with

    Cons

    Benefits are expensive and not all inclusive


  6. "Worst job I’ve had"

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    Current Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The schedule is flexible. It’s a twenty word minimum for the pros section, but unfortunately I really have no other pros.

    Cons

    Was literally bullied and harassed beyond belief at this job. I worked as a cosmetic counter manager and I can definitely say this is the worst job I have ever had. The management was extremely cruel and unsupportive. No encouragement, just critiques. Coworkers were bullies. Macy’s doesn’t care about their employees. You don’t get sick pay, vacation, or holiday pay for the first 6 months. Horrible job.
    All I can say is, STAY AWAY.


  7. "Staffing , compensation"

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    Former Employee - Cosmetics Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Cosmetics Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macy's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers , good benefits

    Cons

    Terrible hours , understaffed ,

    Advice to Management

    Take more time to recognize the positive things and worry less about getting people to open credit accounts.

  8. "Cosmetics counter manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Macy's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    PTO, Some Holiday Pay, Partners with other organizations to give back to the community

    Cons

    Over worked, Not enough staff, Pushed to open Macy's Cards and other Macy's Promotions with fear and intimidation . No work life balance. Holidays not family oriented at all! Very Political

    Advice to Management

    Change


  9. "Scheduling system is awful."

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers don't know how to make schedule for workers.

    Cons

    Managers don't help the workers make or expand the schedule.

    Advice to Management

    There is a coordination problem when they couldn't make schedule.


  10. "Plenty opportunity to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Detective in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Detective in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to grow is there... but it can depend on how good you're management team is.

    Cons

    Technology is well below the market standard. Pay is below the market standard as well.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to stop people from moving to other companies, start paying your detectives as well as they do.


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