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  1. "Regional Director of Specialized Selling"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good career growth opportunities with strong performance.

    Cons

    Unstable company performance puts middle management jobs at constant risk.

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving employee engagement during tough financial times.


  2. "You could lose your job every year"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Merchant/Regional Merchandise Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - District Merchant/Regional Merchandise Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good co workers, sometimes fun

    Cons

    Old thinking company, still doing things the old fashioned way even though they try and stay relevant

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the old thinkers

  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get what you put it

    Cons

    You got to keep up with the changes

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do


  4. "Overall was very good, depends on your supervisor and their supervisor."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Planning Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Regional Planning Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by bright people, stretched you, flexible but not rigid.

    Cons

    As in many large companies politics can deter from speaking honestly on behalf of the business.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Macy's - Will be exploring other options soon"

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    Current Employee - Regional Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is made up of veterans who have high expectations and will push you to do your best work. Environment is collaborative (if somewhat catty at times), and there is significant flexibility to handle personal/medical commitments during less busy times.

    Cons

    They are notorious for underpaying their executives. Compensation is based on commensurate experience rather than the job title, but performance expectations aren't any lower on account of this. Work-life balance is lowsy considering pay scale. The effects of the economy have really aggravated this because we are all very overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Look for ways to cut expenses in OTHER areas of your business - it seems like the first thing to go is employee compensation and after the economy picks up there will be a massive exodus of your best talent if the company stays on this route. At the end of the day we all work to make money, not to work for its own sake.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Disappointed but Optimistically Loyal"

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    Current Employee - Regional Human Resources Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Regional Human Resources Manager in Boston, MA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people, for the most part, are great. Their hearts are in the right place and the programs created are well meaning.
    Everyone works hard and has pride in their job. Executives work hard to develop relationships with their people.

    Cons

    Hourly Associates and most "Macy Legacy" executives are paid horribly. Most lower management "former May" executives are paid more than "Macy Legacy" regional executives.
    The recognition programs are inconsistant and too big to manage.
    New programs/initiatives are rolled out regularly, and many end up falling by the wayside.
    Annual merit increases are insulting and demeaning (less than 2% increase annualy), both on a salaried and hourly level. Increases are based not individual performance or talent but on total store performance which is mostly out of control of many.

    Advice to Management

    Please be sensitive to the salary compression issues in the regions and stores as well as to the cost of living increase!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fun culture and great co-workers"

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager, Executive Recruitment
    Former Employee - Regional Manager, Executive Recruitment
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Genuine passion of co-workers to try and provide a "magical" experience for customers. Most employees have the right balance of being focused on driving profitability while knowing they are ultimately not 'saving lives'. Good discount.

    Cons

    Pay is low in the retail industry, period. In the salaried executive roles, there seems to be constant change and restructures.

  8. "manage merchandise coordinators in driving presentationa and private label sales"

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    Former Employee - Regional Merchandise Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Merchandise Manager
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fortune 500 company with solid business leadership at the top, committed to retail excellence

    Cons

    some difficulties in organizational transition from regional buying to centralized buying

    Advice to Management

    improve timely communication and follow through to field management


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Macy's a great place to work depending on your job."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Merchandise Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Merchandise Manager
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is very good. Also Macy's is excellent for giving back to the community through multiple outlets. Macy's does have many career paths available both at the corporate and store level. The managers and associates working for Macy's are on the whole very dedicated, responsible and creative people. Reviews are given consistently and their formats remain consistent. Pay scales are inline with industry averages. The people at Macy's are by and large a very friendly, inclusive group. Helping one another is common and cut throat politics are not evident at up to mid level managers. No information on senior levels.

    Cons

    Senior management can be very abrupt and unrealistic when setting goals and handing out assignments. They also have a tend to focus on recent negatives and not on long term positives. Very much of a what have you done for me lately attitude. Staffing in stores is at all time lows and Senior management appears to not want to accept the fact that this has negatively impacted service and sales. Macy's has also become very top heavy. Our ratio of management levels employees compared to rank at file is out of line. Helath care costs continue to rise every year.

    Advice to Management

    First of all cut back on management level jobs. Jobs in the buying, planning, financial, operational and human resource divisions have been consistently growing. Staffing levels in the stores have been consistently shrinking. We have way too many bosses in corporate telling way too few managers and associates at store levels how to perform their jobs.