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Macy's San Francisco Reviews

Updated September 24, 2018
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San Francisco, CA

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  • "Work life balance is nonexistent within a salaried position" (in 400 reviews)

  • "Did I mention the forceful pushing of Macy's credit cards" (in 875 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Site Merchandise Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Designer Clothing Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macy's full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed helping the customers who were undecided about a particular item. It's very empowering to provide support to others.

    Cons

    You have to work long hours during the holidays. You may be called in on your off day to cover a shift for your coworker.

    Advice to Management

    Create "set" schedules for employees. It allows more flex time for staff to plan events outside of work. It enables staff to enjoy their days off.

  3. "Business Systems Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Business Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Business Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team
    Good mid-level management

    Cons

    Very vulnerable to the retail market ups and downs


  4. "Challenging and exciting place to work in technology"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and the chance to work on cutting edge projects in the retail space

    Cons

    Loss of independence for Macys.com

    Advice to Management

    Take care to ensure that the merger of MST and Macys.com doesn’t result in stifling innovation and creativity. The cultures of the two divisions were very different, and the merger has been a bumpy road for those of us used to a dot com kind of culture.


  5. "Visual"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Visual Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Visual Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company so many benefits from health to discounts.
    Good people on teams.

    Cons

    Low pay
    Moving up in positions not easy and not clear

    Advice to Management

    Value the importance of the visual team in enhancing the shoppers experience and pay accordingly.


  6. "Sales Associate"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Macys had flexibility with work schedule

    Cons

    Union payment can be very expensive


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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