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Macy's Merchandiser Reviews

Updated February 18, 2018
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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. "experienc in macys company and working there for merchandise department"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible and very good atmosphere for working and good manager for your section . she was very kind and helpful in your task

    Cons

    a lot to do and work on holidays . sometimes you have to work more than 8 hours if they recommand to you

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  2. "Good experience and room to grow"

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Manager in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Merchandising Manager in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay- each your you’ll eligible for bonus and a pay raise depending on which position you hold

    Vacation time
    Flexible work hours
    Co workers

    Cons

    Health benefit deductibles
    Low mileage for travel- most companies give you the government rate but Macy’s gave below that
    Low job security. Be prepared for layoffs every January

    Advice to Management

    Need to do better with training so people are ready to move to the next level.

  3. "Merchandise Team Manager"

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    Current Employee - Merchandise Team Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Merchandise Team Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The experience of working at Macy's can be fantastic when you are working for the right person. I had the pleasure of working for two dynamic and engaging store managers. Having the right leadership in place made working long days much more rewarding. The company also offers competitive pay, opportunity for advancement, and good benefits.

    Cons

    As the owner of merchandising within the building you will work many 6 day work weeks. Long days are normal and make work/life balance very challenging. The job, often times, feels quite thankless as most people only take notice when things go wrong. The industry of retail is going through a dramatic reinvent and unfortunately cuts to payroll mean that people are asked to do more than what can be accomplished in a normal work week.

    Advice to Management

    There has to be significant reinvestment into brick and mortar functions, people, and payroll to fuel growth in the store.


  4. "merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser
    Former Employee - Merchandiser
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Macy's part-time

    Pros

    working with mostly nice people

    Cons

    Never enough sales people, low pay


  5. "Great place to work if you are willing to work!"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Macy's part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -friendly people,
    -flexible schedule
    -discount
    -getting recognized for doing a good job

    Cons

    -some sales associates disappear leaving the floor short staffed.
    -managers tend to disappear too

    Advice to Management

    Have managers stay on the floor and monitor schedules so floor is always staffed


  6. "Recommend"

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    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in New York, NY

    I worked at Macy's full-time

    Pros

    Big retail giant. Nice team members to work with.

    Cons

    Retails decline and job cut and unstable.


  7. "A review of Macy's part-time seasonal employee"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macy's part-time

    Pros

    Overall, I had a great experience as a seasonal employee. Everyone (senior management to associates) was welcoming. I didn't feel out of place.

    Cons

    The rate of pay could be a little higher considering the amount of work that has to be done.

    Advice to Management

    At this location, management was great. They kept the team motivated and excited. If there was anything negative said, it didn't reach the sales associate.

  8. "High Stress, Low Pay"

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Team Lead in Tarentum, PA
    Former Employee - Merchandising Team Lead in Tarentum, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discount, can use it on top of sales and coupons; they hire from within, so you’re able to move up in the company

    Cons

    I am 24 years old with a degree in fashion merchandising. I spent my days babysitting older women who did not like to listen to my direction. I was never taught what I should be doing when my boss wasn’t around, which is what resulted in me being asked to resign. Very high stress. I felt as though I should eat, sleep, and drink Macy’s, if I didn’t I didn’t deserve to be there.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t take it so seriously, it makes your team uncomfortable and stressed.


  9. "Support/Merchandise Associate"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Temecula, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Temecula, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount,Extra employee discounts on selected dates.

    Cons

    Physically Intensive,Easily lifting 70 pounds or more,Skipping Breaks, Easy to get injuries,Poor hours,Low wages,less opportunities,Education/Degree does not improve advancement,Technologically lacking,Political hierarchy.

    Advice to Management

    None, Too late to the race, behind the pack, lots to improve but not willing to listen to the little people(Workers) on how to fix issues.Besides management's inability to see issues on the ground level they will not invest in Technology in stores.


  10. "Visual Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that work in the stores are typically very nice. It’s a good step into the visual merchandising world; you learn a lot about store standards, placement of fixtures, and how to create dramatic statements.

    Cons

    Not paid enough for the amount of tasks an employee is expected to do. Not a lot of recognition. Not enough career opportunities for support staff.

    Advice to Management

    People in this position should make a lot more money than they do. It’s a hard and at times a dangerous job. A lot of heavy lifting is required and your on tall ladders a majority of the time hanging heavy signs or changing wall formatting.