Macy's: What's it like to work here?

Macy's

1,588 reviews from employees

kununu Score: 3.3Recommendation: 59%
Breakdown

1,588 employees rated this employer with an average of 3.3 points on a scale from 1 to 5.

858 employees recommended the employer in their reviews. The employer was not recommended in 591 reviews.

Macy's sucks ass. Don't work for them.

1.4
Not recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at Macy's Inc. in East New York, NY.

What I like

Coworkers are the only good thing.

What I dislike

Crappy communication between managers and employees. Lazy managera

Suggestions for improvement

Better communication and managers that actually work.


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Overall the people were nice but I could go made better money at a different job.

2.7
Recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at Macy's Department store in Lafayette, LA.

What I like

It was a nice company to work for but I wouldn't work long term because of the pay.

What I dislike

Forcing people to have certain Number of credit cards in order to get a raise or have better hours. Not everyone wants a credit card.

Suggestions for improvement

Not forcing credit cardsBetter payBetter hours

Company Culture

Depends on the month. Employees came and went a lot. Not many stuck around for more than a month.

Company Image

It was a job

Work-Life Balance

It was hard going to school and having this job. Not many hours for part time nights.

Handicapped Accessibility

Yes

Overall compensation for your work

Minimum wage and only that because it was forced

Inclusive / Diverse

We had several different cultures of people which was nick's

Environmental Friendliness

They tried

Workplace Safety

He

Teamwork

Was encouraged but never enforced.

Attitude towards older colleagues

The longer you stayed nicer management gotz

Office / Work Environment

The main ac on and off switch was located in NY. In the cold winter months in the north the south was hot. Our ac was always off or never blowing which made for hot winter months. lol

Challenging Work

It wasn't hard unless being fussed at when not getting store cards.

Job Security

A person not looking for long term commitment

Internal Communication

Did not

Gender Equality

We basically only had women-and a couple men.

Freedom to work independently

We didn't see management unless we had a problem.


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In my personal opinion Macy's is not a fair company to work for. Here in my city there are a lack of education mostly

1.8
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked at Macy's Westland Mall in Miami Gardens, FL at the time of review.

What I like

The employee discounts year around, flexible schedule and PTO

What I dislike

Management opinions, negative customers, disfavor-able work team in my personal experience. Not fair treatment because you don't care as a person, only sales and push you in a decision of the customers

Suggestions for improvement

I think we, employees are discomforting with the wage, deficits that the company withdraw of your checks just because customers' returns as if we didn't work the prior day we helped them. Bad habits generally thinking(managers and or customers)

Company Culture

There are people with bad energy and thoughts

Company Image

Not agree

Work-Life Balance

It's not a good employment advancement

Career Development

Not much opportunities there

Handicapped Accessibility

Yes

Overall compensation for your work

Not, there is not a fair ambiance

Inclusive / Diverse

The most of the time there are incomprehensible arguments

Environmental Friendliness

Somwhat yes

Workplace Safety

Yes, a lot of trainings

Teamwork

In my personal experience the team workers are a half way honest or friendly because they think they are differences

Attitude towards older colleagues

Never

Support from management

I think yes, management is available almost all the time

Office / Work Environment

Yes there is a very good work conditions in the department I work for

Challenging Work

No challenge at all

Job Security

Somehow it's stable for a little amount of money

Internal Communication

Results are good but employees are discouraged

Gender Equality

Work place diversity is fine, not problem at all

Freedom to work independently

Some way yes, there are people who can work individually without issues

Enjoy working at Macy's, yet would like more time to work on my own or with co workers without micromanaging.

2.8
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked at Macy's in Greenville, SC at the time of review.

What I like

Enjoy the opportunities to work with customers.

What I dislike

Lack of opportunity or time to work with my new co workers without management always around.

Suggestions for improvement

More time to work with co workers, patience, professionalism and less micromanaging


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This is not a good place to work, will not support employees and gives better treatment to non-white employees

1.5
Not recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at Macy's Baton Rouge LA in Baton Rouge, LA.

What I like

I was promoted within a year and had paid time off.

What I dislike

Did not treat employees fairly. Wanted you to work long hours and change schedule at a moments notice. Pay was not good either

Suggestions for improvement

Safety policies for employees and customers was not enforced. Did not treat employees fairly and treated people different.

Company Culture

They did not treat everyone the same, color of skin made a difference.

Challenging Work

Was frustrating at times


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I started at around Christmas time, wrapping Christmas gifts for people. Then after that I applied for window. Taking pa

3.2
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Macy's in Walla Walla East, WA at the time of review.

What I like

Since I've been working at my present job 20 years this July I've become more respected, looked up to. My clients are happier

What I dislike

The matching 401ks.ive been following this since Tues because it seems my employers are you

Suggestions for improvement

I've been using this time to do look back on what I can change

Company Culture

Some were supportive n helpful others were not

Company Image

It was good for how long as I was there

Work-Life Balance

Not so much

Career Development

Sure I guess

Handicapped Accessibility

There's only 1 stall designated

Overall compensation for your work

I should be making more

Inclusive / Diverse

We were all equal

Environmental Friendliness

1 stall designated

Workplace Safety

Many people hardly any accidents

Teamwork

Very much so

Attitude towards older colleagues

Need more

Support from management

When I ask questions management gets flustered

Office / Work Environment

Needs more natural lighting

Job Security

For now

Internal Communication

No they didnt

Gender Equality

Men always got paid more

Freedom to work independently

Everyone about the same, no trust


Challenging Work

Overall Macys can be a great temporary job or part time job in the retail sector. But to do it full time becomes weary

2.9
Not recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at macys inc in Burlington.

What I like

Macys has really nice clothes and great sales

What I dislike

Take care of all you employees regardless of their tenure. Show more appreciation and compassion.

Suggestions for improvement

Consider hiring a liason that can be a voice for employees in whole that give proper feedback to upper management.

Work-Life Balance

Regular seasons in can be balanced but during almost any holiday season especially Christmas its pretty much impossible

Inclusive / Diverse

Diversed in the way that they hire just about anybody. Sharing opinions and ideas goes unheard

Environmental Friendliness

They really should look into more effective ways of recycling across the store level

Teamwork

Mangers would actually have to be around in order for that to happen. But gratefully I worked with pretty cool associates

Attitude towards older colleagues

It seems like was once a great place to work at least within the retail side so in that aspect older employees seem to be taken care of . However all the changes that macys have seems to change all that.

Challenging Work

The work is challenging on the way it is to your body not your mind. Extremely long hours heavy lifting and long standing. With no remorse or compassion from upper management.

Internal Communication

Does NOT communicate effectively with all employees. Especially when it comes scheduling, where and when you are needed and who to report to

Gender Equality

Men tend to get paid more at Macys

Freedom to work independently

For the most part you are required to be able to work independently because managers are usually absent or M.I.A


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Its ok for just a paycheck, very high management turnover, not alot of stability

1.2
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked at Macys Warehouse in Martinsburg, WV at the time of review.

What I like

Overtime available most holidays, there is a occasional employee event

What I dislike

Management is not on the same page, turnover is high , they treat you like a number not a person and there is no onsite human resources dept

Suggestions for improvement

Better benefits and more stable employement

Company Culture

Not very diverse

Challenging Work

Repetititve


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Great opportunity for success but only if you play your cards right. Very smart company and I'm sure they will continue

3.8
Not recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at macys inc in Burlington.

What I like

Great opportunity for success but only if you play your cards right. Very smart company and I'm sure they will continue to be successful. However, at the core, the entire company is controlled by politics. Results and integrity won't matter unless you can gain support from a higher up. Watch your back at all times. It's very hard to feel comfortable in a work environment where you can't trust the people you're working for. The competitive nature surrounding recognition and advancement can get very nasty. Everyone is out to make a name for themselves

What I dislike

Terrible pay, rude customers, rude employees, favoritism, hours become worse... you could be working from 10am - 9pm

Suggestions for improvement

. I did not enjoy the amount of work that was required with no overtime option. Frequently we did not have enough associates or time to complete tasks.


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It is not at all what I expected.

2.3
Not recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at Macy's Credit Cards in Cincinnati, OH.

What I like

I really loved the people and the hours were idesl for whst I wanted and

What I dislike

Management and cleanliness, not mention the laziness of management .

Suggestions for improvement

Replace all managers, increase pay for the workers.


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