Financial Planner (Current Employee) – New York, NY – October 27, 2018
It's a very corporate structure, and not easy to develop or be promoted. The culture is different around the company. The places where I've been placed had a bad environment. People really only cared about how they looked and weren't truly interested in making Macy's a more successful company.
Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY 10001 – October 23, 2018
You can learn quite a bit IF you really want to. That said, a couple months hands-on with a good supervisor prepares you for much of the (tedious) work. Great environment, clean (for the most part) bathrooms and lunch rooms. They even have a room to relax in if your feeling down that day. My favorite part of the job is the people though. Lots of interesting and genuinely good people working here. Never had a bad interaction with a fellow associate. We kinda understand we're in the same boat, so to speak. Only wish the new associates were accommodated better. I was literally dropped on the selling floor and by the goodness of an associate (not from my department) I was able to catch my bearings. That might've been a management problem however. Good luck.
Very open work environment (Big building at least).
Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 21, 2018
It was a very stressful place to work in. It was too hectic and the managers were not specific on what you had to do or the area you would be assigned to. The breaks were too short for a very long time of working hours.
Associate Planner (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 17, 2018
I learned a lot and their entry program for people fresh from college is great. Each team has different styles of management/culture. Culture can be negative and constant management change created lots of chaos.
Fast paced environment with often demanding customer interactions.
Seasonal Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 6, 2018
During the Christmas holiday shopping season sales operations at the 34th Street flagship store are often frantic and stressful with customer and visitor interactions that demand patience and steadfast resolutions interactions. Please do not think that this made working at the flagship store lacking of accomplishments and enjoyment, on the contrary it was stimulating, challenging and fun.
Meeting and interacting with people from many countries and cultures.
At times scheduling of shifts left not enough time between shifts for sufficient rest and recovery, physically
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 3, 2018
Macy's Herald Square is a large company with many opportunities.It can become busy during holiday season which is expected. One of the perks as an employee is making a few extra dollars from opening credit accounts. In addition, working in this area is great.