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Macy's San Jose Reviews

Updated April 22, 2018
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  • Work life balance is nonexistent within a salaried position (in 389 reviews)

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  1. "Great place for a seasonal job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ringer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Ringer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Macy's part-time

    Pros

    Picked up a seasonal job here. Quick hire. Very friendly, nice people. Easy to learn on the job, very helpful to do so, and they expect you to make some mistakes while you learn. Management is a gem. These are really nice people to work for.

    It's possible to move from department to department easily if another one needs you and you can show your worth. I'm still there and most seasonals are gone.

    Managers will work with you to meet your schedule needs, despite what the "official" schedule says.

    Really a super friendly place to work.

    Cons

    It's a pain to have to clock in and out.

    Parking during holiday season and weekends is WAY over on the other side of the mall and, if you close, means you need to walk outside the mall in the dark and rain. A bit silly too when there are 300+ free spaces on the third floor of the parking structure in the post-holiday weekends.

    The system won't show you hours in other areas.

    Advice to Management

    Warn people if the policy on parking changes... even your seasonal folks. Almost got a ticket because no one told me.

    Think about raising pay a bit to be more competitive.


  2. "Fast paced work environment where there is always something to be done"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Support Team Member in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Support Team Member in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sick pay, nice people, associate discounts, paid lunch break, 15 mins break after every 3 hour, most of the executives are very helpful

    Cons

    The pay is not given based on a persons experience nor the cost of living of the area is taken into consideration resulting in high turn over amongst employees .

    Advice to Management

    Pay people according to the cost of living in the area and their experience

  3. "Beauty Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Free make up, fun, great co-workers.

    Cons

    You would go years without a raise.

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Shoe sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy job to catch on to sales are fairly easy to make must be able to multitask

    Cons

    Fast pace Not very well training

    Advice to Management

    Considering layoffs in departments that are already shortstaffed


  5. "GREAT PEOPLE BAD POLICIES"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with

    Cons

    Low wage terrible hours if you could get any and policy is discrimatory towards men.

    Advice to Management

    If ladies can wear whatever they want so long as it is from Macys men should be able to too.


  6. "sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Macy's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    flexible hours.close to my home

    Cons

    its a very bad company to work for


  7. "Macy’s is disgusting and TRANSPHOBIC."

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

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

    Pros

    Macy’s treats their employees like garbage. There are no pros. Macy’s is gross and discrimines against LGBTQ. Don’t shop here.

    Cons

    Wasn’t called by my preferred name by cosmetic managers. Was treated poorly. I was discriminated against for being Trans and don’t recommend aiding Macy’s.

  8. "Macy's Valley Fair"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For as long as I could remember Macy's was a family favorite and the go to store for all our christmas shopping, birthday presents and social events. Synonymous with quality and style, Macy's is an american icon long standing and rich in history with a reputation built on morals and ethics. Unfortunately Macy's at Valley Fair does not share these same values.

    Cons

    If you are not related or a family friend to someone in management then you are taken advantage of and treated like an outsider. Many associates have a commission structure so returns are a big deal. Some of the veteran associates make sure they're returns are registered under the newer associates. Management is aware of this and does nothing because is minimizes the commissions paid out and often will target a high selling new agent to ensure. If you complain about anything you're history and the measures they will go to are shocking. The loss prevention department is nothing like one would assume. The employees seem almost sadistic in their demeanor and watch the employees more than the customer's. I have no idea what their back grounds are but I can guess. I was pulled into a meeting where I was accused of something I did not do and mid way through the meeting they apologized saying they had pulled the wrong person, however I think they planned it this way. During the meeting I was told they had the capability to zoom in and could see everything. The way it was said was so creepy I felt violated. The loss prevention department spends more time watching the employees than the shoppers.

    Advice to Management

    Shame on you all for ruining a treasure like Macy's.


  9. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced time goes by job functions are easy to learn and understand.

    Cons

    Busy Busy short staff

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key


  10. "Striving 4 Excellence"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Polished skills, made long lasting contacts and friends.

    Cons

    Excited to see all the changes for Macys this coming holiday season.

    Advice to Management

    Never stop striving for excellence...that's Macys best feature.


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