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Macy's Merchandiser Reviews

Updated September 6, 2018
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  • "Work life balance is nonexistent within a salaried position" (in 398 reviews)

  • "Did I mention the forceful pushing of Macy's credit cards" (in 874 reviews)

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  1. "Visual Merchandiser"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IT is an ok job

    Cons

    People are awesome to work with

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve management


  2. "Great work place for full time students"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Monterey, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Monterey, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Very flexible with hours especially if you are a full time student
    - Great managers
    - Great work environment

    Cons

    Sometimes the other employees are lazy and do not do the work properly, which annoys everyone

    Advice to Management

    Be more strict with the associates so they can recover the area better

  3. "Visual Merchandiser"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Both Team and Individual-based. Start early, end early.

    Cons

    Have to start early, not as creative as it could be. Everything is pretty much written out to what you need to have. It's very physical.

    Advice to Management

    Have more one on one time with new employees. Don't rely on just the people who work below you.


  4. "Retail Merchandise"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It helps out your customer service skills and knowing about the different brands and qualities.

    Cons

    I did not have no downsides at that job I'd loved working there.

    Advice to Management

    Great Managing skills.


  5. "It's fine..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandise Associate
    Current Employee - Merchandise Associate

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

    Pros

    Colleagues, Some managers are cool,

    Cons

    Political atmosphere in terms of promotions. Workload. Sometimes the managers don't live in reality so your work can be made difficult when they ask for impossible tasks to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Individuals should be promoted based upon their ability to do a job and not because of who they know.


  6. "hope this helps"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great that work there.

    Cons

    low pay/ working without lights or air .

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to your employees


  7. "Good Place to start out"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchandise Planner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchandise Planner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work environment, work/life balance

    Cons

    slow moving company, only sets you up for path in retail

  8. "Value your employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Short Hills, NJ
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Short Hills, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid weekly.
    Good scheduling as a VM

    Cons

    Not paid what you are worth
    Promotion based on popularity
    Raises are not based on personal performance but how well the store does.


  9. "Worked with buyer creating assortments based upon climatic and demographic research."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Merchandise Planner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Merchandise Planner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love of retail, up to 30% bonus potential based upon sales and margin results

    Cons

    Overworked due to neverending downsizing of staff, resulting in 12 hour + work days. No loyalty to long term workers. Favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Millennials alone are not the answer to the company's problems.


  10. "Seasonal Merchandising Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Merchandising Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Seasonal Merchandising Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Chance to work with a whole line of clothes, setting the floor and filling stock on the floor- really busy and fun experience.
    * Beautiful store (Herald Square) and is well taken care of. Goes a long way.
    * Co-workers and managers (and floor managers) are very welcoming and kind. Genuine people who, if you actually act like you want to be there, will be a lot of fun to work with. The Floor/Sales managers are really fun people, too.

    Cons

    * Communication with managers is difficult as the managers are always somewhere else. Retail is difficult in that way. Does have an effect on business and productivity.
    * Do not work the day unless your clock in is legit. If it's not legit they will not pay you and they will not tell you that you just worked for free. It took me two months to get paid when there was a mistake in my clock in (keep your clock in receipts!).