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Macy's New York City Reviews

Updated July 15, 2018
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  • "Work life balance is nonexistent within a salaried position" (in 393 reviews)

  • "Did I mention the forceful pushing of Macy's credit cards" (in 867 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Owning Your Business and Your Development"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Buyer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Buyer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -A decent amount of autonomy when it comes to running and owning your business
    -Ability to try different functions (buying, planning, product development, etc)
    -The people - for the most part people compete with the market and not each other
    -Diverse and inclusive culture
    -Flex-time ability to work from home
    -"Dress for your day" can dress more casual on days with no formal meetings
    -Macy's employee discount

    Cons

    -Benefits including health and dental insurance are the bare minimum when compared to the market
    -Don't observe all national holidays - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, etc.
    -Employees are encouraged to "drive your development" you have to know what you want to do next and network to get the position through company portal

    Advice to Management

    "Driving your development" works to an extent, however, when you are open to new roles and functions it would be helpful to have SOME guidance from HR to understand what is available instead of just networking from role to role.


  2. "Senior associate"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Douglaston, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Douglaston, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The associate discount and the socializing

    Cons

    Low pay, management that work you like slaves

    Advice to Management

    Don't take yourself so seriously

  3. "Reviving"

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    Former Employee - Retail in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Former Employee - Retail in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discount was good an I got to meet new people everyday

    Cons

    There was really no hours we had to share with our department manger


  4. "Product Development Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Product Development Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Development Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, benefits, and work/life balance

    Cons

    Offices not up to date; hard to move in company


  5. "Amazing culture but pretty selfish management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture. Amazing work life balance ... like nothing I've ever seen before. Extremely flexible schedules / caters to the employee's needs for the most part.

    Cons

    For such a large company, you'd think they'd have better benefits. Also, they live by this idea that they promote from within / move people around all of the time ... but in reality it is extremely difficult to move throughout the company into a different role. Matter of fact, they make it even more difficult by forcing you to get approval from your manager before doing so. Not only is that an awkward and uncomfortable place to put you in, but it also makes it more challenging to go after something you want. Very weird.

    Advice to Management

    Help your employees grow into their next position and be proud of them moving into something new rather than being selfish and keeping them from growing beyond your role for your own personal gain.


  6. "Good Experience!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    A good place to gain experience in retail!

    Cons

    Not enough hours, but you have an opportunity to work in various depts.


  7. "Finance Manager"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager, PB Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Finance Manager, PB Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, People, Internal & External Education

    Cons

    The last many years always downsizing.

  8. "Assistant Merchandise Planner"

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    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

    Everything...work/life balance, being able to work from home, working 9-5, summer fridays leaving at 1, great people to work with all young and fun and chill

    Cons

    SALARY! Especially if you graduate with a degree other than merchandising. If you're coming from a merch related degree, it's actually average to above average pay. But with any other degree this is the only con by far


  9. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valley Stream, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valley Stream, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with and very hard working

    Cons

    A lot of work that needs to be done


  10. "Descent"

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    Former Employee - Recovery Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Recovery Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts and privileges

    Cons

    Lack of good Food / restaurants around the store

    Advice to Management

    None


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