good place to get experience but future of your carrier very uncertain.
Administrative Support Team Associate (Current Employee) – Sterling, VA – April 22, 2017
Things have changed a lot in the company. When I started in the company I thought I would be able to build my carrier here but every year there are so many budget cuts don't know what the company's future is. I know everything is changing in the retail business and elsewhere, so you need to change with the changing times.
Receive Associate (Former Employee) – Riverside, CA – July 23, 2017
Responsibilities in Macy's Receiving are unloading trucks, opening boxes and organizing clothing and additional accessories by department. At the end of the night, receivers run racks of product out onto the sales floor to designated departments. Receive managers are usually friendly but expect hard work from receivers since the job is mostly physical. In-store managers usually treat receivers as unintelligent grunts. The workplace is generally positive on the dock. Most associates seem to get along with each other and as long as the work gets done, receivers can socialize and listen to music. Hardest part of the job may be the physicality at first. But after a few weeks of work, your body acclimates to it. The most enjoyable part of the job is the relaxed mood on the dock that coincides with the physical aspects.
Store discount, relaxed work environment
Minumum work hours after holidays, lack of advancement
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Kennewick, WA – July 22, 2017
My favorite shifts to work were from 11 am-4 pm when the store was at its busiest.The store held competitions for the employees. If your sales team opened the most credits, you get rewarded. Its also nice that employees get an additional 20% on anything they buy. This is on top of the Macy's credit card holder discount.
Occasional Free lunch, Rewards for opening Credit Cards
The managers were rude and not helpful. They would always keep me from going to my break. I wasn't given the hours that were promised during the interview, much less the pay that was promised too.They will act nice at first and make it sound amazing to work there with a decent pay but don't fall for it. Its just below average and disappointing. Nothing enjoyable about working here. Not worth it.
It is rough in the morning at Macy's but I like it
Macy's Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – July 22, 2017
I loved working at Macy's. It was a great experience for me. I love the management. My store closed down. If it didn't. I would still be there.I enjoyed it. I went on Maternity leave and my job was secure. The benefits was good, you get a raise every 6 months. We got paid every week. If you open up an account, you got money. It was nice. Christmas parties at a hotel. Gift baskets for the employees. I liked it. The hardest part of the day is in the morning. You have to get everything in order,make sure discounts are going to happen.
Challenging workplace that maximizes everyone's potential
Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 22, 2017
No two days were the same. Always something new and different to learn. My talents were utilized to their fullest. Strong collaboration among teams. Positive work/life balance culture. Company had a number of give back initiatives that not only benefited causes on the national level, but in the local community. Best part of the job was my co-workers and work group. Worst part of the job was dealing with seasonal budget cuts and downsizing.
Work/life balance, inclusiveness
Little room for advancement due to constant downsizing and restructuring.
My day or evening would start right away as soon as i clocked in which was great since I like to stay busy . I really enjoyed what I was doing as a beauty advisor helping my customers with her makeup and skincare, making her feel special and beautiful.i learned so many things working for foleys and Macys the most important thing was our customers always make the Customers happy. All the managers that I had while being employed at Macys were awesome always ready to help if you needed their assistance that is so important in retail I very seldom needed a manager I would try to care of the problem myself,but if I was not able to when ever I called the manager they would be happy to assist the customer. I really enjoyed working at Macys everybody is treated fair.The hardest part of my job was being on your feet all day but then you get we to it. What I really enjoyed about my job was making customers happy and going to classes for Clinique and Estée Lauder.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – July 21, 2017
I liked very much my coworker but the manager where not very helpful and changed very often. Enjoyed to work with customer for instance to help them to get the idem what they looking for. The hardest was I had to work sometimes in two department to the same time, Mens suits and men shoes that was very hard to menage.
no free lunch
most of the time I couldn't take my break and if I could the time always changed.
Support Team Associate (Former Employee) – Dickson City, PA – July 21, 2017
Macy's brought me in for an interview, then sprang on me that they had no intention of giving me the job I had applied for, but wanted to consider me for a much lower paying position. When final paperwork was drawn up after the job offer, the pay was MUCH lower than had been promised in interview. Also, was promised part time hours, and ended up "flex" (some weeks we were given 0 hours, instead of the 15-20 we were supposed to have!)