Macy's West News and Happenings.

Comments (51 to 85 of 85)
Page:  « Previous   1  2   

Janiejohnson in Delaware

73 months ago

How interesting...ya, she said I needed to sell at least 12 within my probation period of employment, then 2 times a week. Do people actually get fired from not selling that many??

Julie in Sunnyvale, California

73 months ago

Layed off Exec in Illinois said: Macy's is struggling. They went through the motions of consolidating divisions. It only added in a layer of management which takes away from real work, since all they do is attend meetings. After laying off over 1,000 people in the mid-west alone, they now have come up with an hourly wage chart for new hires in the stores. It's either $7.25 or $7.50 to start. HR Managers have a 50 cent incentive they can use, but the VP of HR in New York will come down on them like there is no tomorrow for giving the extra .50 cents per hour. It does not matter that you have prior selling experience or hold a masters degree. It is what it is.

Don't get roped into thinking that the benefits are any better. They aren't. You can do better by getting health insurance from a private HMO in your area. Better services and more cost effective. And as a last note, stay away from the May Co. Profit Sharing Plan. Employees that originally were working for the May Company when Macy's purchased them were never given the option or opportunity to to get into Macy's 401K retirement plan. May PSP is a big rip off. Get your own Roth IRA and you can do a LOT BETTER!

Thanks for the info. You are so right about management. It has changed so much. The GSM walk around like kings and queens they do not do anything for their people. All they do is attend meetings and kiss up to their bosses. It is not a great place to work anymore. I have never used their health plan and I hope I never have to. I hope you find a better job elsewhere.

Julie in Sunnyvale, California

73 months ago

Just do you best to sell loyalty once a week and you will be fine. They can not fire you for that. Your GSM will never be satisfied because they get compensated for loyalty in their department. Just do your best everyday. Remember you can not force a customer to open an application, but you can try to convince them by offering discounts and coupons which will be sent to them when they use their card often enough.

Janiejohnson in Delaware

73 months ago

Thanks for the info. Well if I do get fired, I wouldn't care because at 7.15 an hour, I'm not too enthused about working there! Well, thanks again. :)

cool mmm in Arlington, Texas

70 months ago

I think there are all ages, but yes mostly older workers.
<img src="self-confdence-coach.com/images/11.gif" />

irishgirl86 in New Jersey

68 months ago

Janiejohnson in Delaware said: I have something to ask, I'm an employee of Macy's as a sales associate, and they told me they require you to sell at least 2 credit card applications to customer's a week or you'll get fired...is that fair...I mean with the economy as it is, you really think people are going to want to open up credit cards if they're already hurting financially? I think that's a little unfair...but I confimred it twice with two different managers and human resources, apparently if you don't sell so many credit card apps then you're literally fired...just think that's a little extreme...

It's very extreme. They treat associates like garbage. I understand they need to make money but maybe they would if managers weren't throwing money at customers every time they complain. They let people rob that place blind. No wonder they're bankrupt. They have absolutely no standards. It's all about metrics and that's it. Get out while you're alive.

meme in Baltimore, Maryland

68 months ago

Julie in Sunnyvale, California said: At the minimum, you need to sell 1 credit application per month to prevent from getting fired. That is what I was told by my HR manager in my store, but your GSM will tell you to open 2-3 per week so the department and the store is successful in their goals. Then the management will get promotions and raises.

I work in a macys on the east coast, and they hound us all the time to get credit. I just don't think its right to expect us to try to force people to get a high interest credit card. It should not be part of your review for a raise. they relly don't review you on how well or hard you work. I worked for may co. before macys took over, and may treated their employees so much better

Julia in Sunnyvale, California

68 months ago

I don't understand you were in merchandising and the management was hounding you for credit accounts; only associates can open credit accounts. If you have Macy's money, then you were an associate and you can not use them if you resigned.

Oili Aoun in Houston, Texas

66 months ago

I've been working for macy's (the one in the galleria), since Dec. 2008. I lived in Houston, Texas. I got hired as a seasonal sale associate durning the month of December 2008, but my manager ask me to become a part time sale associate in Feb, 2009. They start off paying everyone 8 bucks an hour. So overall i have worked there for about a year and 1 month. I have a nice manager, and she is willing to help any sale associate who need a day off or something. My manager does help my co-workers and i opening credits and how to improve on it. I'm a young girl, who is going to finish college next year in may 2009.

Im planning on staying with macys for another year or 6 months until i have a career. And sometimes, other managers do treat their sale associates horrible. But for me, I was lucky to have a nice mananger who actually care about you.

I used to work for Macys the one in San francisco, california as a seasonal merchandiser. It was awful, my manager pretend to be nice to me, and toward the end of Nov, i was kindly asked to be in the HR. only to realized that I have been terminated. I was shocked, and I was the HR manager why was I being terminated. He told me that he was sorry and that he has to let me go. I hate working for Macys in San Francisco. It was really awful. The manangers there were mean and cruel. They don't care how many hours you work, as long as you meet your daily basics. Like opening credits, and meeting sale goals. I really hate working macys in san francisco.

lovely1496 in Bowie, Maryland

63 months ago

Kelli in Tucson, Arizona said: same thing just happend to me! i am highley skilled makeup artist who has worked in l.a. fshion week and other high end fashion shoes so i thought i was a shoe in! i went to the same group interveiw was there for about 2 and a half hours! the inerveiwer loved me and had the cosmetic manager come up immeditely. the cosmetic manager sat down, didn't ask me any questions and told there were no openings in the department, which florred me because A. why would they advertise it, and B. what the hell was i doing there if there were no openings?
After she said she just kind of took my app. and resume and walked away... without a word! i tracked down the HR lady that interveiwed us and told her my confusion and that i wasn't sure if the cosmetics manager and i were done talking or not, that she had just walked off! she said she would call the other malls to see what they had avalible...and she did...in womans clothing! i have no desire to make 7 bucks an hour in womans clothing! more importantly i didn't APPLY for womans clothing! now i see they just reposted the cosmetics jobs for all three malls even though they told all the ladies that their were no spots open! no wonder their stock is going down! if this is how they treat potential talent, let alone employees, than i can only imagine how they treat their customers! Shame on macy's for all the lies!![/QUOT

To: Kelli in Tuson, off topic here, since you are a Make- Artist have you tried to apply to M.A.C. ? The only thing that I know about it is that the interview process is intense ( 7) and that you have to bring in a model to do a day time or night time look. However I'm not familiar with the whole process, but a friend of mine joined M.A.C. in Nordstrom a couple of months ago. Since you had terrible luck with Macy's have you tried Nordstrom, or any other places?

If you are passionate about make up maybe you should find out what you need to apply for a job with them.

Julia in Sunnyvale, California

63 months ago

Kelli in Tucson, Arizona said,"same thing just happend to me! i am highley skilled makeup artist who has worked in l.a. fshion week and other high end fashion shoes so i thought i was a shoe in! i went to the same group interveiw was there for about 2 and a half hours! the inerveiwer loved me and had the cosmetic manager come up immeditely. the cosmetic manager sat down, didn't ask me any questions and told there were no openings in the department, which florred me because A. why would they advertise it, and B. what the hell was i doing there if there were no openings?
After she said she just kind of took my app. and resume and walked away... without a word! i tracked down the HR lady that interveiwed us and told her my confusion and that i wasn't sure if the cosmetics manager and i were done talking or not, that she had just walked off! she said she would call the other malls to see what they had avalible...and she did...in womans clothing! i have no desire to make 7 bucks an hour in womans clothing! more importantly i didn't APPLY for womans clothing! now i see they just reposted the cosmetics jobs for all three malls even though they told all the ladies that their were no spots open! no wonder their stock is going down! if this is how they treat potential talent, let alone employees, than i can only imagine how they treat their customers! Shame on macy's for all the lies!!"

Yes, Shame on Macy's for giving you the run around. I suggest you apply somewhere else. I'm sure there is a better place to work where they will appreciate your talent.

lovely1496 in Bowie, Maryland

63 months ago

To something else, and half of the time if I encounter a not so pleasant manager, I move on. Personally that manager is not doing me any favors by being rude, there are plenty of places that I can go to and someone will value my time. Frankly, why should a manger waste my time, or why should I waste their time for applying to a job if they are going to me the run around. Time is of the essence.

Any who to Kelli, check out M.A.C. cosmetics and see if you have any luck with them.

vrcat50 in Beaverton, Oregon

63 months ago

I was wondering if anyone knows how much a support associate might make it would be on the overnight team.

MaddieCakes in New York, New York

62 months ago

Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew if Macys does store transfers? Within stores in the same state or within stores out of the state?

Julie in Sunnyvale, California

62 months ago

HR does transfers to another store, but you have to apply and wait for another store to have an opening. If you apply for a store out of state, in some cases it's faster to quit, move to that state and apply for a job then.

MaddieCakes in New York, New York

62 months ago

Thank you so much for your answer.

vrcat50 in Beaverton, Oregon

62 months ago

Can anyone tell me what kind of benefits Macy's offers?

MacysLittleBitch in Plainsboro, New Jersey

54 months ago

shumway04 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania said: I have been at Macy's a little over 2 years and I hate it! They will hound you for credit accounts like no other. They will also fire/terminate the good employee's who never give out extra discounts, always come in on their scheduled day off don't bother to go above and beyond it will all be in vain. So I got suspended due to buying an item then a month later returning it and at the time the sales guy said oh the item is now $52.99 just keep it which resulted in a $25.01 difference. Loss Prevention then called me in a week later questioning this. I had no idea that it was a problem considering I never do registers since I'm in a merchandising area. Needless to say I'm not stupid why would I get suspended while they decide my fate instead of me quiting/resigning. Worst company I ever worked for all the horsing around the employees do if they decide to show up , ring friends up and offer discounts and who pays the "good" employee's. Thankfully I was only part time and I'm a student and know that there is life after Macy's. In the meantime I have $30 in Macy's Money (for doing such an outstanding job) does this mean I can no longer spend it? LOL

Nah, you can still use your macy's money even if you're no longer working there. That would make no sense if you couldn't, because you could easily take it to another Macy's store in which the employees would have no idea if you still worked there or not.

Krystal Walberg in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

46 months ago

I'am searching a part time job so that I can support my studies. A job that has a loyalty card so that I can get some discounts. :)

<a href ="www.autocardsys.com"><b>Loyalty Cards Pittsburgh</b></a>

wildcherry517 in Tillamook, Oregon

45 months ago

I worked at the Salem, Oregon store and I was fired from Macy's for not opening enough accounts during my probation. I couldn't believe it and neither could my family. My sales were high, a lot of times higher then other employees but I guess that didn't matter at all. Obviously only the CREDIT matters. It's sad because nobody wanted the card or they already had one and I actually felt really uncomfortable asking people to open accounts because I felt like I was bothering them and one lady actually yelled at me when I asked her. They want you to be WAY to pushy. I had the HARDEST time trying to find another job, went 2 years without finding something else because if I did get an interview, places would ask about me getting fired at Macy's over credit accounts and I would explain to them everything but employers either didn't believe me (because it sounds ridiculous to get fired over that) or they thought that I didn't try my best or something and that is why I didn't open enough accounts. It really sucked that just because I was fired over a stupid reason really hurt me in the job field and I was only 18 too. I hated Macy's, they always switched my hours too without letting me know and then I'd show up for work and I wasn't on the schedule to work and my days were switched. They called me everyday I had off to come in and a really SAD thing is my grandfather had passed away and his funeral was on a day that I had to work so I asked if I could have that day off and they told me NO. Just because some other girl had to take the same day off because her daughter was sick. Yeah well I had someone die but yet you won't let me go to his funeral?? So I started to cry and finally after some crying she felt bad and let me have the day off. HORRIBLE.

karla90 in Willingboro, New Jersey

44 months ago

I have an interview this saturday at macys east ( quaker bridge mall ) can anyone tell me how to pass it I have a good way of starting when they ask me why I want to work there because my dad used to manage a macys and all my siblings have worked there ( tradition) but any other help

kettlekorn233 in La Mesa, California

41 months ago

Screwed by Macy's in Murrieta, California said: I was hired as a 'full time' employee only to have them drop me, stating that it wasn't full time: it was 'seasonal' despite the fact that my contract said it was full time.

I really wouldn't recommend anyone to plan on working for this company long-term.


This company is a nothing but false advertisement when stating their jobs. I see that they are always advertising a job as part-time, meaning you work part-time when there is work but they don't hire part-time, it's more like on-call with no fringing benefits. I have been working for the company for over four years and guess what? I am still on-call. Don't work for this company. To this day I haven't worked for three weeks, They hired a bunch of new people and I am sure they told them the same stuff, lie, lie, lie, they are nothing but a bunch of lies. Take this company down.

kettlekorn233 in La Mesa, California

41 months ago

MaddieCakes in New York, New York said: Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew if Macys does store transfers? Within stores in the same state or within stores out of the state?

I was transferred for one store in California to another but boy did I get the treatment. I was told that this was the last time that I was going to transfer to another store. I have been yelled at so many times for my performance. I actually am the best on my team so it is always on me to get the most work done. This is bull. I hate this store, It's time to move on.

kettlekorn233 in La Mesa, California

41 months ago

Donna in Waianae, Hawaii said: What gets me is if Macy's is so dissappointing why do people continue working there in there misery.
I felt similar working at WalMart because I worked very hard and got nowhere because I did not kiss butt the way others did to get ahead so after 8 years I finally left.
There is many jobs out there and more so if you have experience. You just need to educate yourself on preparing a good resume, learn to do a good approach and be aggressive as far as going to managers and places even though you applied for the job in any form. I am not saying it will be easy but it can be if you discipline yourself to perceive yourself in a way what interviewers want. You may even land a job that pays more than the regular $7.00 to $9.00 range.
My best to you all!!!!

I know what you mean, if you don't kiss butt, you get no where. oh well, you know what I am looking for another job. They don't pay you like you are working for a high-end store, they expect you to dress high-end but they pay is so little. I maxed out my credit card on buying clothing to keep up with their expectations of dressing nice. I have already found a new job that pays twice a much as this job.
They take advantage of their employees. Macys sucks!

Betsy21 in La Mesa, California

34 months ago

MJ in Sunnyvale, California said: Why do you ask these questions? Do you think Macys is struggling?

Hope so! They treat their employees like crap in La Mesa, Ca. I hated that place, sell, sell, sell is their magic word.

Betsy21 in La Mesa, California

34 months ago

meme in Baltimore, Maryland said: I work in a macys on the east coast, and they hound us all the time to get credit. I just don't think its right to expect us to try to force people to get a high interest credit card. It should not be part of your review for a raise. they relly don't review you on how well or hard you work. I worked for may co. before macys took over, and may treated their employees so much better

At my store they even want the support team to push sales. I got 17 cents raise instead of the full 25 cents because I didn't engage with the customer. I decided to quit. Macy makes all the money, then they want you to contribute to an organization, who gets the credit? Macy's, they are full of it.

kev

32 months ago

All you people hating on macys are trippen I work for macys and they started me at 11.11 not 8.50 I work 40 hour weeks every week and a lot of overtime they have been nothing but good to me
Maybe consider looking at yourself for the reason you didn't get the job instead of the company this company is very picky who they hire maybe you just aren't good enough and they see that

K in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

32 months ago

kev said: All you people hating on macys are trippen I work for macys and they started me at 11.11 not 8.50 I work 40 hour weeks every week and a lot of overtime they have been nothing but good to me
Maybe consider looking at yourself for the reason you didn't get the job instead of the company this company is very picky who they hire maybe you just aren't good enough and they see that

I'm sorry I'm going to have to call you out on that, First of all in what department are you working for $11.11? Stock ? visual? sales ( commission, Sales non commission?) Specialty sales? Merchandising/ truck handling, pt/ FT? no offense to you but Macy's will hire anyone with or without a degree and the starting pay is $7.60 plus commission pay if you are working in sales commission. Unless you selected that as a requirement or worked in another department store before macy's I highly doubt that they would give you that as a starting pay. Now for everyone that has posted here are telling the truth about Macy's. I am not saying that it is a bad company but people should be aware of how they Treat their employee's and to state that we are not good enough is completely false. During the holiday season Macy's will take on people who are looking for PT or FT work, the is pay low unless you are applying to another position. Heck they would hire your relatives if need be the point is I've always had talks about this its not about oh we are not good enough, It's the fact that Macy;s will get rid of anyone they feel has not met the requirements to stay on, including the seasonal people they will ax and the good employee's that have worked to death. I'm glad that you are earning money but you should tell the truth. Believe me I've seen and heard about people that have been in the same position for 10 plus years and have yet to move on up. But as everything goes it is up to us the Employee to move on. Let's put it this way I would rather take the opportunity to work.

K in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

32 months ago

K in Upper Marlboro, Maryland said: I'm sorry I'm going to have to call you out on that, First of all in what department are you working for $11.11? Stock ? visual? sales ( commission, Sales non commission?) Specialty sales? Merchandising/ truck handling, pt/ FT? no offense to you but Macy's will hire anyone with or without a degree and the starting pay is $7.60 plus commission pay if you are working in sales commission. Unless you selected that as a requirement or worked in another department store before macy's I highly doubt that they would give you that as a starting pay. Now for everyone that has posted here are telling the truth about Macy's. I am not saying that it is a bad company but people should be aware of how they Treat their employee's and to state that we are not good enough is completely false. During the holiday season Macy's will take on people who are looking for PT or FT work, the is pay low unless you are applying to another position. Heck they would hire your relatives if need be the point is I've always had talks about this its not about oh we are not good enough, It's the fact that Macy;s will get rid of anyone they feel has not met the requirements to stay on, including the seasonal people they will ax and the good employee's that have worked to death. I'm glad that you are earning money but you should tell the truth. Believe me I've seen and heard about people that have been in the same position for 10 plus years and have yet to move on up. But as everything goes it is up to us the Employee to move on. Let's put it this way I would rather take the opportunity to work.

to work somewhere else that pays more, but people that do work at Macy's only work there as a PT gig, as a side job will working say as a nurse, or office job, its all about the hussle dear... Now each Macy's company have different pay standards so, if you are new to macys give it time you will see the truth... Have a blessed day.

K in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

32 months ago

K in Upper Marlboro, Maryland said: to work somewhere else that pays more, but people that do work at Macy's only work there as a PT gig, as a side job will working say as a nurse, or office job, its all about the hussle dear... Now each Macy's company have different pay standards so, if you are new to macys give it time you will see the truth... Have a blessed day.

correction * while working ...

Betsy21 in La Mesa, California

32 months ago

Stephanie Rodriguez in Peoria, Arizona said: Okay, I had applied online for a PT cosmetics job...I was then told when I went to the group interview that they didn't have any openings in cosmetics at that location, even though they advertised they had. They sent me for a second interview at another store where I was told that they do not have any part-time position available...even though the HR person at the previous store said they had.

This is the second time that I apply at Macy's and get the run-around...I really won't recommend applying with them...don't waste your time.

Besides Nordstroms pays much better.

Macy's doesn't hire pt nor ft, they usually hire at a seasonal or on-call position. With this economy they can do as they please, it's too sad. I have worked here for 4 years and I am still an on-call employee.

Betsy21 in La Mesa, California

32 months ago

kev said: All you people hating on macys are trippen I work for macys and they started me at 11.11 not 8.50 I work 40 hour weeks every week and a lot of overtime they have been nothing but good to me
Maybe consider looking at yourself for the reason you didn't get the job instead of the company this company is very picky who they hire maybe you just aren't good enough and they see that

I think you are trippen? If Macy's paid each employee $11 an hour they would be broke!

Betsy21 in La Mesa, California

32 months ago

kev said: All you people hating on macys are trippen I work for macys and they started me at 11.11 not 8.50 I work 40 hour weeks every week and a lot of overtime they have been nothing but good to me
Maybe consider looking at yourself for the reason you didn't get the job instead of the company this company is very picky who they hire maybe you just aren't good enough and they see that

I think you are trippen? If Macy's paid each employee $11 an hour they would be broke! Or maybe you work in a state where the living is really expensive.

Betsy21 in La Mesa, California

28 months ago

MaddieCakes in New York, New York said: Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew if Macys does store transfers? Within stores in the same state or within stores out of the

This is my third transfer in three years in Cali. I still haven't learned my lesson. After seasonal they leave you hanging with little or no hours to work. I need to find a real job with benefits. Macy's doesn't hire full-time people unless you are working upper class Management or HR.

Christine in Pleasant Hill, California

10 months ago

Macy's treats there employees like imbeciles and criminals. Their loss prevention department spends more time harassing associates over petty stuff like coupons when customers are robbing them blind either by returning items they stole ( no receipts) or just walking out with items. Some of the managers go AWOL and spend a enormous amount of time either gossiping about other associates or bragging about how great they are. human resources leaves a lot to be desired. The moral is low. The good managers either resign or get forced out. In my former store, loss prevention even called me in to question me about, what they perceived was a missed payment on my Macy's bill. This should have been addressed by Macy's credit dept, not 2 Loss prevention associates who took me to their "cell " to interrogate me, and it was a honest computer error. I was bullied., and harassed, without even being told, until the inquisition was almost over the purpose of the "interview". Needless to say I am no longer employed there and seeing legal counsel.

Page:  « Previous   1  2   

» Sign in or create an account to comment on this topic.