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Macy's Merchandiser Reviews

Updated January 22, 2019
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  1. "Merchandiser"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They take care of their employees. Great benefits. Great working environment. They make you feel like family there.

    Cons

    As a new employee you are working all weekends and holidays.


  2. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Allowed you to be creative .

    Cons

    Not enough budget to build displays. Cut hours and budgets .

  3. "Seasonal"

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    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Arcadia, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Arcadia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule easy money

    Cons

    A lot of Favoritism within management
    Depending if coworkers liked you, you would get hours, also you needed to own a Macy’s card to get a discount which sucked


  4. "Work Hard and Keep Your Head Down"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Merchandiser in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Merchandiser in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely fun fast pace, physical work, very supportive MTM's, the HR people are amazing, plus great downtown location.

    Cons

    As a seasonal merchandiser, you will be shunned by the long-time Union employees. Minimum wage and they require you to open a Macy's credit card account if you want to use the employee discount.


  5. "Merchandise team manager"

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandising Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Early sched. Once you learn the job you are able to leave on time -3pm. It’s nice to have full afternoons. executives start off with 4 wks pto plus one comp week to use at your discretion.

    Cons

    Holiday season is brutal and they keep cutting jobs. Also mtm is the first level of senior executive with them so a lot gets dumped on you.

    Advice to Management

    Hold your sms accountable- yes we all have to work together, but them dropping the ball shouldn’t have to land on mtms to fix for them. And just because us leaving at 3 seems early to you doesn’t mean it is. You try getting there at 5/6 am every day.


  6. "Hard work long hours"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Merchandiser in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Seasonal Merchandiser in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are wonderful. If you work hard you can get extra hours.

    Cons

    Two supervisors were disorganized, inexperienced, verbally abusive poor communicators.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to motivate your employees. An employee should make coworker's jobs easier, not harder. Employees should understand how their performance affects others. Employees tend to see themselves in a vacuum. There is no "context" provided. The mottos are: "Do as little as possible, or only what is necessary;" Only do your job;" and "Stay in your lane." Everyone talks about being a team, but there is virtually no teamwork. Supervisors must be better trained and understand how long a task will take. Supervisors should not verbally belittle, humiliate and intimidate employees in public. Supervisors need better communication skills and work should be more efficiently organized. The level of inefficiency and the amount of time wasted is astonishing. It is important to have the necessary equipment (cart, scanner, printer, step stool, packing tape, etc.) The very top management is excellent, i.e. store manager and assistant manager. The non sales midlevel management (ie merchandising) is awful. As to culture and values, coworkers are extremely supportive and kind. Mismanagement is abusive. Coworkers are amazingly supportive and empathetic because they know from experience how miserable the job can be. The compensation is a joke. The hours do not have to be so unreasonable.


  7. "Fun job, management sucks"

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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are awesome and the jobs is fun

    Cons

    Manager is a "B" word

    Advice to Management

    Dont be a jerk and dont set your employees up to get fired

  8. Helpful (1)

    "I Enjoyed My Position"

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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked Mon - Fri. Could be creative.

    Cons

    Constant floor moves at the location I was at.


  9. "Macys"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Merchandise Planner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchandise Planner in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, benefits, good training

    Cons

    High turn-over, values younger employees over older talent, extremely corporate with strong office politics, unstable, lots of restructuring


  10. "Good place to start career, but..."

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    Former Employee - Digital Merchandise Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital Merchandise Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corporate Discount. Summer Fridays. Depending on department, great team support.

    Cons

    Employees with the job title "Digital Merchandise Assistant" is often not respected for their hard work. The role is limited and highly repetitive and it's difficult to be promoted from this role. The only path to promotion is the EDP program, however recent college grads and interns are more likely to be accepted into the program. Due to the low acceptance rate for this program, there is a "hunger games" like atmosphere among the DMAs. Employee promotions are often not merit based.
    Also, the title for this role is only digital in name, there is no emphasis on learning about business strategy. Business decisions are based on store performance first before online.

    Advice to Management

    Stop leading the DMAs on there is growth from this role, be honest. Internal systems and processes needs improvement.