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Macy's San Francisco Reviews

Updated October 11, 2018
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San Francisco, CA Area

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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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    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. "Great benefits, poor pay."

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits were great, management was awesome and I loved my DM.

    Cons

    Pay was low. It is super hard to support yourself with such a low paygrade.

  3. "Designer Clothing Specialist"

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    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.


  4. "good place for experience"

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    Former Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - experience
    -ability to advance to a certain level
    -flexible hours

    Cons

    -working weekends and holidays
    -pay is mediocre


  5. "Sale associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associaate in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associaate in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice discounts and flexible work hours

    Cons

    Bad management in the women shoes department


  6. "Business Systems Analyst"

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    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


  7. "Sales manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great time interacting with associates and customers.

    Cons

    No executive engagement and leadership development. Micromanagement from top leaders and no mentor program to drive future leaders

    Advice to Management

    Be a mentor and teach leaders to be the best vs. criticism and negative feedback. This is not motivational nor does it make people want to grow with this company

  8. "Horrible company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Corte Madera, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Corte Madera, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice time working with peers and morning rallies

    Cons

    No employee engagement or focus on development

    Advice to Management

    Better focos on engagement and team development. Too much negativity


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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