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Macy's Director Reviews

Updated Sep 4, 2019

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Macy's CEO Jeff Gennette
Jeff Gennette
11 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "MMG Macy's Private Brand's Division"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Macy's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    High touch HR team invested in growth and development of associates. Philanthropic and diversity/inclusion initiatives are an organic part of the culture. Newly implemented flexible work schedule, parental leave and relaxed dress code.

    Cons

    As a subsidiary of larger Macy's corporation it is a complex organization to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on getting management comfortable with new initiatives that support work/life balance.

    Macy's2017-11-27
  2. "Macy's is a training ground for retailers"

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    Current Employee - Omnichannel Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macy's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits; Fairly easy to move around roles/pyramids; No expectation to work long hours/weekends

    Cons

    Poor leadership and structure; Limited training for your role; no transparency in promotion structure

    Macy's2019-09-05
  3. "Lots of work, Lots of projects, Constant pressure to minimize cost"

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    Current Employee - Director of Engineering 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macy's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Tenured leadership has a broad knowledge base and is willing to share (unlike other companies)

    Cons

    Brick and mortar is dying and pulling down the .com business.

    Macy's2019-08-29
  4. "Not what it used to be"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macy's full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good decent place to work if you want to have work life balance

    Cons

    Working hard won't mean much anymore

    Advice to Management

    Human connections

    Macy's2019-07-26
  5. "not enamored!"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Macy's full-time

    Pros

    Great place to start out to get experience

    Cons

    Not a great place to succeed in career

    Macy's2019-05-28
  6. "Good learning experience but unclear long term growth"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Macy's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly people, employee discount, work/life balance, good learning experience

    Cons

    Lot of shake ups in thee company which don't bode well for employee confidence, employee morale is low (depending on which group you're part of), some areas of the business are bloated while other's need more growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Even though many people in management (at senior level) are new, don't forget about the cultural values that made Macy's what it is today (a place where people want to come to work).

    Macy's2019-03-14
  7. "Company could be great if there was better upper management"

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    Current Employee - Director of Logistics in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Macy's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company has some very talented people working for them.

    Cons

    When you have your direct manager offering no support and targeting you, you are not able to get any support. You are put into a position and when you ask for training you are told they are to busy to send you out for training but write you up. Upper management seemed to have a problem with female Directors and did everything they could to make their life difficult and make them loose their career.

    Advice to Management

    You should look at your VP and how they are treating their Directors. They are not held to a standard it seams when it comes to directors. They are allowed to be unprofessional and discredit you to your team and then write you up for rumors and hearsay. They make the eviroment feel very hostile and almost like you are being bullied.

    Macy's2019-03-29
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Macy's has opportunities, but will they be able to turn the business"

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    Former Employee - Director in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macy's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    many different avenues to take

    Cons

    slow to make changes

    Macy's2019-02-19
  9. Helpful (2)

    "No Career Progession"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macy's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great company events, People, Internal & External Education, Good benefits, Good employee discount. Being part of a legacy brand with such a strong influence in culture

    Cons

    Extreme micro management. No room for career advancementLack of diversity in the corporate office. Need to work on Work/Life Balance. It discusses but VP's don't care about it. Constant job cuts have had a negative effect on morale.

    Advice to Management

    Give directors more opportunities to grow in their career. All VP's should take leadership classes. Change Bonus structure for directors.

    Macy's2018-09-19
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Complacent employees, fearful of leadership and dilapidated state of its office—non-existant pride in its talent."

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    Current Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Without pride, one does not have emotional attachment—very easy job schedule and no reason to work too hard. The second I leave the building, I’m off.

    Cons

    They will not provide proper supplies, workspace, lighting, etc for me to do my job properly. It’s a terrible joke. On a personal note: our kitchen has no bottom to its drawer and the handles are falling off (apparently, it’s been that way for years). It would cost $100 for a task rabbit to fix things to merely PRETEND to appear to care about the internal value and well-being of your employees, their workspace, and... their happiness throughout the day. Need I say more?

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    Advice to Management

    “Brand Loyalty” starts within. Until some major changes are made to demonstrate any value in your own employees as a company, no one will care about your business and layalty will continue to fall.

    Macy's2018-07-07
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