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Macy's San Francisco Reviews

Updated June 26, 2018
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San Francisco, CA

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  • "Work life balance is nonexistent within a salaried position" (in 397 reviews)

  • "Did I mention the forceful pushing of Macy's credit cards" (in 870 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Site Merchandise Manager"

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    Current Employee - Associate Site Merchandising Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Site Merchandising Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    No cons so far. Great company!


  2. "Mindless repetitive and uninspiring"

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    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pleasant coworkers, Fun times were had

    Cons

    Overtime overtime overtime overtime overtime

    Advice to Management

    You all deserve better

  3. "Mixed bag"

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    Current Employee - Product Management in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Management in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Life Balance. Super easy to maintain flow. Moral compass in tact. Super power, iconic brand.

    Cons

    Refuses to share upside. Too much cream only at the top. Lower than expected salaries for tech talent. Missing the formula for rewards on the tech side of the house. New leadership from pure-play tech not that impressive. Idea that bonus drive growth y/y is outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Learn about the tech talent you've hired. Grow them. Share the upside and open the option pool.


  4. "Sales Associates"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work hours are flexible and around fun coworkers.

    Cons

    forget social life on weekends. lots of turnover and low pay.


  5. "Great Culture, diverse workforce, work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a kind, happy, positive place to work. The atmosphere is friendly and inclusive. As a developer, I have been able to work on a wide variety of projects and learn new technologies. There is always opportunity to grow and take on responsibility if that is what you want.

    Cons

    It's a big company, so tech changes slowly. Some people get stuck in the same stacks with similar work for a long time. Some people like that, but it can also limit growth. They under-invest in technology infrastructure and focus more on delivering products/features, over long-term stability.

    Advice to Management

    Actually invest in technology - improve infrastructure, tooling, growth.


  6. "eCommerce Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company doing well on account of the product line they carried.
    Standard bonus given every year.

    Cons

    Majority of the work done offshore
    Vendor leads on site, who know the code base as they worked on it offshore.
    Poor code quality, jenkins builds broken in the mornings on account of offshore checkin.
    Offshore leads more concerned about job safety as they are on H1 visa.
    The environment depends on the manager.

    Advice to Management

    Try to have core knowledge within the teams here. Employees should be the go to for architectural issues not offshore vendor.


  7. "Detective"

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    Former Employee - Asset Protection Detective in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Detective in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A good place to work, co workers are usually good. very selective on who get promoted.

    Cons

    The job is dangerous at times, depending on your location. Pay is not good for the risk.

  8. "Associate Merchandise Manager"

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    Current Employee - Associate Merchandising Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Merchandising Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, work culture, large company so opportunity to move around on different teams and platforms

    Cons

    Constant re-structures, poor upper management for training and development, low compensation and bonuses


  9. "Security"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a Fun job and had great people

    Cons

    I felt the pay was low and the hours sometimes exhausting

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay


  10. "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


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