Pros: Very nice co-workers
Cons: few hours, low pay, little chance at advancement
The employees at Macy's are the nicest that you will ever find. My supervisor always gave me a directive with "Please and thank you."
When I was hired, they stated it would be part time, and I foolishly didn't ask them to define what they meant, thinking it would be comparable to other part time jobs I had. Macy's defines part time as 4 to 12 hours a week. HR told me that I would always have 12 hours, but more often than not I had 4 hours, and some weeks I wasn't scheduled at all. If I asked to be scheduled around, say, a doctor's appointment, they wouldn't schedule me for the week at all. Some of the Macy's policies made no sense to me, such as if they hire for the holidays, they hire a large number of people at 4 hours a week, and then cut the part-timers to match. If more than one full time staff was out with a paid vacation at a time, the other staff had their hours cut to compensate. The Macy's employee discount is available only if you use a Macy's credit card. They have morning rallies, which are mandatory attendance where they praise the associates for the shops standing in the district, and encourage you to do better, but which doesn't translate to your pay check.
In the training they make you watch a film clip about why you shouldn't join a union. The policies are so bad that if there was ever a shop that needed to be unionized, it's Macy's.
The only way I can see that a person can make it work is to start working part time in High School, so that by the time you graduate from College you have seniority and can be promoted to full time with benefits.