Pros: very stimulating work environment.
Cons: mediocre health benefits
Macy's is an extremely demanding job description, both physically and mentally for its management staff. We are responsible for several areas simultaneously, with very limited staff at all times.
It is very challenging, and skills such as multitasking, organizational, attention to detail, and managing people and processes are all essential. A typical day at work would be to review available staffing, analyze and set individual work assignments, assess work volume, make adjustments as necessary. What I learned was how to effectively manage several areas/processes at once in an accuarte and productive manner. My co-workers were managers who had different areas of responsibility, but similar general job descriptions. We had to further coordiante our activities to maximize the output of the operation as a whole. The hardest part of the job was juggling all of the inherent responsibilities and meet daily goals with very lean staff planning guidelines to work with. It was also the most enjoyable part of the job in that it made you a stronger, more accomplished manager, thereby providing more satisfaction through each success.