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Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Reviews

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  1. Working at Macy's

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macy's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, friendly, helpful, and cooperative coworkers, on top of a welcoming professional environment are all factors that make Macy's a good place to work.

    Cons

    If you dislike being mobile and proactive, the holidays aren't going to be much fun. If you like to stay on your toes and being around lots of activity, it'll be entertaining.

    Advice to Management

    I wish the schedules were more consistent, I found myself working 30-40+ hours some weeks. I acceded to the extra hours and retail tends to be chaotic so I can't really complain too much.

  2. Good experience

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macy's for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, very good cash registers, training, fun

    Cons

    Little hours to work, management, short staff

    Advice to Management

    To have better schedules

  3. Only apply if you want easy money or job experience

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macy's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great for learning about retail.

    Cons

    Upper management wasn't very helpful.

  4. Winter Seasonal Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Macy's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Nice coworkers, Decent hours

    Cons

    I very clearly told HR and my manager my end-date during my interview because I knew I would not be working the full holiday season (only working over my university's Winter Break) and yet I was repeatedly asked my end-date and subsequently met with angry reactions even though I was very clear and upfront. Sounds like a lack of organization behind closed doors. I also had no opportunity to do any commission-based work,...

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  5. Seasonal Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Brea, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Macy's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, lengthy breaks, always something new

    Cons

    No sense of team, low pay

  6. Seasonal Part Time

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Brandon, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Macy's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you’re seasonal- no points system so you can be late and it doesn’t matter.

    Cons

    Crappy training, if you’re seasonal- no commission, discount is annoying- either need a prepaid card and load more than what you’re paying into it or sign up for the Macy’s credit card to use discount. Again training- you watch 8 hours of videos and are expected to know what you’re doing once you’re on the floor.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Seasonal Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Macy's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are truly NO pros!!

    Cons

    - the discount was the same as if you had the Macy's card - disorganized - bad management - poor pay - rude co-workers and managers - bad training

  8. Helpful (2)

    Seasonal Position

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Macy's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling. The coworkers are great. It's nice working retail for a more high-end company like Macy's! I also really like the company's values and the way it's run. Opportunities for holiday pay.

    Cons

    -All scheduling is done online, which I understand why because it's such a big company, but it's really tricky to deal with availability and asking for days off due to the computer system. For example, I couldn't input the days I can't work because they interfere with "key days". You're literally not allowed to input your availability on those days, which is super frustrating. - As a seasonal employee, I wasn't given...

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    Advice to Management

    As a seasonal employee, I wasn't really given a specific area or supervisor to work with. The managers are all hardworking and helpful, from what I can tell. Maybe just help us seasonal employees out by giving us a designated seasonal employee manager? It's hard to know who to go to because there are so many different managers for different departments, it's a little overwhelming.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Seasonal

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Macy's for more than a year

    Pros

    I cant think of any.

    Cons

    If you are a part time employee it's so hard to get hours .you have to get hours that other employees dont want. There were times I couldn't find a shift for over a week. Not ok it's just a waste to work there. You dont make money like they say

    Advice to Management

    If you dont have hours to give why keep hiring more people to be those employees who's permanent back up? Like it's a waste they switch with each other so it even more hard to get hours.

  10. Helpful (1)

    DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME-NOT WORTH THE HEADACHE. YOU'RE A QUICK REPLACEMENT

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate 

    I worked at Macy's part-time

    Pros

    Quick hiring process (i.e. application and interview). Weirdly they hired after one phone call. I was skeptical with how fast it happened. (I should of heeded this as a harbinger of things to come...)

    Cons

    The 2-day training is COMPLETELY USELESS. They throw you out on the sales floor and no one trains you about the current deals, promotions, exclusions, etc. Customers get upset with you on every kind of coupon sent to them in the mail when they can't be used that day. Of course, there's no training on this... After you're left helpless on the sales floor, you finally start selling. You have no idea what you're...

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    Advice to Management

    This company is going to go bankrupt in the next couple years-just like JCPenny, RadioShack, ToysRUs, Sports Authority, etc. Between lack of management, the high amount of shrinkage from being unorganized on the floor, and vague policies with employees and customers, there's no way, this company can sustain itself. It will implode with financial loss in the details. Every day there's a "sale". All customers scoff...

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