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Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Reviews

Updated December 2, 2018
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  1. "Working at Macy's"

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

    I worked at Macy's part-time (Less 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. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate in Dededo, GU
    Current Employee - Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate in Dededo, GU
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly workers, understanding management, fun place to work at, good deals and discounts, flexible schedule

    Cons

    no benefits, not enough hours

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Seasonal Position"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Macy's part-time (Less 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 very many shifts for the holiday season which was a little disappointing. Was assigned two shifts between now and Christmas, and then supposed to work the entire week of Christmas. I understand it's seasonal but really expected to be given more shifts. This would maybe be ideal if this was a second job for extra cash but I wanted more shifts to make some consistent money!
    -No commission.

    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Gift wrapping"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Lawrenceville, NJ

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

    Pros

    I was a seasonal employee and I enjoyed the interaction with the customers and I thought it was a memorable experience and actually my second employment at Macy’s

    Cons

    There were times that management were needed and unavailable which made it more of a challenge to satisfy the customer and keep the size of the line more manageable

    Advice to Management

    More extensive training in terms of how to interact with staff, being able to provide advice in a positive manner


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly overall, discouraged unions, pay average"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly - easy work, often busy

    Cons

    Push credit cards, low pay


  6. "Don't Work Here As a Seasonal Associate"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    You may have little supervision (depending on location), which some people may like.

    Cons

    Lack of supervisor help, lots of work over the holidays, low base pay without any benefits shared by full-time employees.

    Advice to Management

    Amazon, Target, and Walmart have all increased their minimum wage. Macy's should follow suit.


  7. "Seasonal Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    i enjoyed working with the customers, it was the holiday season so most people were just excited for christmas and gifts, etc.

    Cons

    A lot of old timers, people that have been there for a while and much older than I was, very judgmental and weren't kind or patient to me -- a newcomer and also very young at the time.

    Advice to Management

    The more organized, the better. I was very unsure and lost most days as to where I was supposed to be and what my goal was. Also, to break up the clique-ness. Definitely ruined my experience because no one was welcoming.

  8. "Seasonal Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Eau Claire, WI
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Eau Claire, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling and able to swap shifts with other associates

    Cons

    Position ran only through the holiday season.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Seasonal Sales"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    always have hours through the week

    Cons

    over worked in different departments

    Advice to Management

    better training


  10. "Support"

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    Current Employee - Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When i was work at macys all tje co wo r ks was nice to one a others and tjey are fi u n t o work. My supervisor was nice to i would love to work at macys again in boca again are th je one in Boynton beach to

    Cons

    Everyth i ng about it is nice you know

    Advice to Management

    I would love to work there a gain my name is pharajeangeorges it just me. Bit i like macys. I like t he clothes that they sale to you can go to macys snd go to three f loor t hat where the kids clothes are at you should go there and shopping and you can try to work there y would lovevit