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Macy's Seattle Reviews

Updated May 16, 2018
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  • Work life balance is nonexistent within a salaried position (in 389 reviews)

  • Did I mention the forceful pushing of Macy's credit cards (in 861 reviews)

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  1. "It was one of the best jobs I ever had"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tukwila, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love that the schedule was flexible, made lots of friends and got a paycheck every week😊

    Cons

    Work holidays and extended hours but the pay makes up for it.


  2. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Macy's part-time

    Pros

    Great people, good environemnt and friendly associates

    Cons

    Always on your toes. Stress of sales if not done properly

  3. "Decent Enough"

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    Former Employee - Receiver in Silverdale, WA
    Former Employee - Receiver in Silverdale, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are kind, the customers are great, and training is very thorough.

    Cons

    Had to take on responsibilities I wasn't aware of sometimes. Not a lot but a few times.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing worth noting, but always talk to your employees to find out if there are ways to improve.


  4. "Understaffed"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible hours, reasonable store discount.

    Cons

    Consistently understaffed, even during busy times: nights, weekends, holidays. Employees are expected to pick up the slack for lack thereof, thus pushing back break times and extending hours past what is scheduled.


  5. "Excellent culture"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great corporate culture, great leadership, strong belief in developing their employees

    Cons

    Wish they never would of closed their NW office


  6. "It's sink or swim when working at Macy's"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Discount, nice employees, good work location

    Cons

    Zero Training
    Substandard staffing hours to work with
    Low Morale
    Disorganized and dirty store

    Advice to Management

    Macy's corporate needs to work in the store for at least a week to see what is going on with staffing and morale. Not enough people to help customers, creating poor customer service and beaten-down employees. Nobody knows what to do in the store as there is no training to get people up to speed. The store is filled with rookie managers or long-term managers who are just hanging on before they retire. Macy's get it together before you go out of business!


  7. "Merchandising"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training, benefits, discounts, history, store level employees were always a joy to work with.

    Cons

    Long hours, poor management, no work life balance.

  8. "Meh."

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Co workers were cool. Only good thing I remember. Dope people.

    Cons

    Felt pretty disorganized. I got thrown around to different sections. Had a shift extended without even being consulted about it first, so when I tried clocking out, I wasn't able to.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "District Manager"

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    Former Employee - District Merchant in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - District Merchant in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people. I met and worked with some amazing people at Macy's. Most managers cared about you as a person.

    Cons

    The cutbacks. Every year the company goes through restructure and you never know if/when you'll be laid off.


  10. "Working here has been amazing,I've learned a lot in a short period of time thanks to all my incredibly kind co-workers"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Tukwila, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved that each day was different, I would work in delivery and then I'd be up front loading and unloading trailers. But it was actually pretty cool working with my mom.

    Cons

    The only challenge I had working here was getting to work on time.


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