Don't expect advancement or recognition
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – Jersey City, NJ – July 8, 2014
Macy's is a great to work because the scheduling is very flexible. And they hire anybody. I really liked most of my co-workers, though. The best part of the job were the customers who were truly appreciative of the service you gave them. That's the only good thing i have to say about that place. I didn't learn/know what I didn't already know or what it couldn't take a chimpanzee to learn. Your training is just on how to use the register, and its only the basics. So if you make a mistake (small or big) its your fault even though they didn't teach you what you made a mistake on. You get worked like a slave. You're expected to do your job, plus everybody else's, with no thank you's, no recognition, no pat on the back, nothing. They fire people for any little thing. Management leaves a lot to be desired of a person of authority. They play favorites with associates, they look the other way when those associates do something wrong, and if you're not one of the favorites, you're pretty much on the s**t lists of those managers. The particular store I worked at, you CANNOT join a union, because if you do you'll be fired. So they can pretty much make you do anything in the store, work long hours, not let you take breaks, anything. (Which actually happens there on a daily basis.) I don't want to get long-winded, so i'll just leave it at that.
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everything about the company