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Macy's New Brunswick Reviews

Updated September 1, 2017
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New Brunswick, NJ

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  1. "Sales Assistant Summer Job"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly staff. Helpful. Kind.

    Cons

    I have no cons to report


  2. "Long hours and ton of training required."

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discount and looking at all the trendy merchandise. I met a lot of great people and people who looking for a stepping stone in their career.

    Cons

    Too many bosses and no clear direction of what exactly is needed. The stock room is messy and holiday season we were required to stay to step up even if we weren't scheduled to.

  3. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The discount is nice. And I like my coworkers. The hours are very flexible and manageable.

    Cons

    Hostile management. Irrational expectations of employees. Working for Mcays is honestly like slavery. All the managers are white. Most of the employees are black. It's too much work for too little pay.

    Advice to Management

    Associates are people. Remember that.


  4. "Visual Merchandising"

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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in New Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The friends I've made over the years, my previous experience with them before they were run by select people in visual.

    Cons

    Those running visual are horrible. They don't want tenured individuals who worked for MCE and they only want people who fire everyone. It's an awful environment and only getting worse.

    Advice to Management

    Investigate higher ups in visual. Drugs were passed around to those under them. Nepotism within the merchandising world. The blow out bar is owned by someone in corporates partner?? It's not how good you are at your just b it's who you know. And forget if you've been there long. They want you gone.


  5. "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly dynamic environment
    People based work
    Great development tools

    Cons

    Work/Life balance
    Randomized scheduling
    Unmotivated employees
    Heavy workload


  6. "From Love it to Leave it."

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    Current Employee - Manager in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in New Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, vacation time, great merchandise.

    Cons

    Major layoffs 2 years in a row resulting in dead end jobs for extremely talented professionals. Expected to deliver top performance with half of the resources or you will go on warning. Example: worked 4- 15 hour overnights for inventory for a forced thank you.

    Advice to Management

    In order to be a top Omni channel retailer part of the puzzle is stores. Clean them up. They should be perfect so that customers want to come in for that special experience or else close the doors and go on-line only.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Couldn't wait to find another job"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Support Team Member in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Support Team Member in New Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There seem to be many wonderful people working here. Part time positions allow for flexibility in scheduling. If you are the "go-getter" type, you will often be allowed to do more than your position or pay scale.

    Cons

    Management is inflexible the higher you get. Moving up "within the ranks" is very difficult and you're frequently not even given an interview, then watch as an external gets the position with much less qualification. Worse, you usually have to train them as well. You're often required to tasks well above your pay/responsibility grade, such as be responsible for opening and closing a store, knowing alarm codes, having access to the safe, and being in charge of training sales associates with the title and pay of "Administrative Support Team" member (aka secretary). This saves on needing people such as Assistant Managers and paying them appropriately.

    Advice to Management

    There is a pool of valuable employees who would serve the company well if allowed to move up. Or if they were at least given the title and pay equal to the responsibility given them. Working hard or going the extra mile is one thing. Knowing that you are being taken advantage of by a company structure or the store manager because they have alot of vacation time and can't be around to run the store is another.


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