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Updated 26 Feb 2015
Updated 26 Feb 2015
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  1.  

    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Macy's in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    One of the recruiter companies called me if I have an interest in contract to hire position at Macy's in San Francisco. Actually I was looking for a full time position but the job description was very interesting and I said OK.
    He scheduled a phone interview with the hiring manager and one of his leads two days later. The hiring manager asked me short about my last projects and experience and it took about 10 min. After that the lead started asking me detailed technical questions. I was able to answer all his questions. Some time after 40 minutes came the architect and start asking me questions related to Core Java. As he started his questions I felt there is something wrong the way he was communicating his questions.
    One of his question was to say yes/no to true/false e.g. what dose object1.equals(object2) returns? True or false if they are from the same type.Very basic and simple question. His next question was how many "for" loops dose java have. I thought instead of answering this question I should hang up. But I answered his question.
    To me this was clear that they have already some one in mind to hire.

    This was wasting my time and energy.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Macy's in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    It took few days. I applied through monster.com and booked interview through macy's site.
    I could choose the date and time. So I selected the convenient time for me.
    You can cancel and reschedul your interview if you have enough time before the interview, but you can't reschedule the interview if it's near future.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Few weeks later received an email to schedule for an interview. Came to the interview 30 minutes early. Checked in. One-on-one interview. She was really nice. After that interview I was then interviewed ny another lady and im guessing that was a department manager that I was going to be with if i was hired. She was sweet to. It was nerve wrecking but got over it

    Interview Questions
    • How would you up sale a customer if she was only buying jeans?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Commissioned Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    A few days after applying I recieved an email to schedule an in store interview. During the interview you go to the HR department and call for the manager.
    We met and went through routine questions "tell me a time when you had to sell to a stranger" after answering the questions I recieved an offer of employment.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you sell a product to a complete stranger?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They told me the base pay and the percentage of comission. It was satisfactory so I agreed. Set up my schedule for the following week.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Seasonal Administrative Support Team (AST) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Macy's in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received an email notification about an in-person interview a few days after. I scheduled an appointment through an online system. The interview was a bit late because the supervisor for AST had a lot of interviews that day.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work at Macys?
      Tell me about yourself.
      What was the most difficult customer experience?
      Describe a time when you had to work as a team.
      Describe a time you went through the most change.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Loss Prevention Detective Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    1 phone interview and 2 in person interview. Met with other detectives to see if we get along, then contingent job offer, background check, no drug test then job offer

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Executive Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    After the resume drop, a college recruiter will contact you for an in-person interview on campus. You will interview with two people at this time and those two individuals' roles vary. I was interviewed by an HR Manager and a Store Manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Case study/ role play of how you would address and coach an associate on one metric on their scorecard. The interviewer will evaluate why you chose this metric to coach to and assess how confident you are when delivering your feedback.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Starting salary is fixed.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Sales Associate Women's Shoes Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Concord, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Macy's in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the job the night before I got two emails inviting me to come interview with Macy's/Bloomingdales and to schedule an interview. I got there and someone else had my interview time slot as well, which was strange to me. I was mostly prepared for the interview but there were like 3 pages worth of questions and I wasn't prepared for ALL of those...so, the interview ended, she asked my availability, told me about the points system and also that the position for shoes was filled... but asked me if there was anywhere in particular I would prefer to work. I told her I was flexible and could manage working in just about any department I was needed... and after all that, I still didn't get the job. I was informed by e-mail I didn't get it the next day.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time where you were faced with a difficult question in an unfamiliar subject and what solution did you come up with or something like that.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    Mainly asked what my working hours were and if I had any sales experience. Nothing too hard.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when someone you worked with did something you knew was wrong, how you handled it, and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, two days later interviewed in the WalnutCreek store. It went great- I had a rapport with the lady and she commented on leadership. Then I received an automatic email stating that my salary on my application was inappropriate, though I stated I'd be flexible. Pay hadn't been discussed.

    Interview Questions
    • What was a time you had to address a co-worker or friend doing something wrong or against the rules? What did you do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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