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Macy's San Jose Reviews

Updated September 27, 2017
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  1. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Chill working environment, friendly co workers

    Cons

    not much of a con there


  2. "Seasonal Visual Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great company and people. Many employees have been would the store a long time and that speaks volume

    Cons

    I can't really think of anything.

    Advice to Management

    None really

  3. "Not enough room for growth"

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    Former Employee - Shoe Sales Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Shoe Sales Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and a lot of interaction

    Cons

    No opportunity for other positions. not enough people working shifts sometimes

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "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.


  5. "Sales"

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    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


  6. "Striving 4 Excellence"

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    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.


  7. "Loss Prevention Detective"

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    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Detective in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Detective in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    you sit around for most of the day

    Cons

    when you are catching shop lifters, dangerous situations can and do occur
    bad coworkers

  8. "very low paying job"

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

    I worked at Macy's part-time

    Pros

    I could meet great people who were my co-worker

    Cons

    constant pressure from manager to open Macy's card

    Advice to Management

    Do not pressurize you 10 dollar-hour employee to force customer open macys card , they will quit


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It depends..."

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible shifs for students and part time associates

    Cons

    Micromanaging, disappointing HR except for managers, unworthy management, low salary, not very pleasant environment

    Advice to Management

    Try to work hard and don't put pressure on your associates shoulders, don't lie and be honest


  10. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast Paced work environment with commission

    Cons

    Holiday season is terrible. Management makes or breaks how good your experience is.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the workers


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