Macy's Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

Updated 22 Oct, 2014
Updated 22 Oct, 2014
68 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Seasonal Administrative Support Team (AST) 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 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Starting salary is fixed.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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  5.  

    Sales Associate Women's Shoes Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concord, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate 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
  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate 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
  7.  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Walnut Creek, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate 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
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

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

    interviewed at Macy's in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received an email for me to schedule my interview date and time (5.30pm). Went to the Macys office 15 mins early and spoke to some kind of a supervisor , it took us 15 mins to finish the interview and go the offer but when I asked the wage :(.

    Interview Questions
    • its just basic, common sense and more on for customer service.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    minimum wage..

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Marketing Manager 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.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview then onsite interview that consisted of 3 rounds. The questions were a combination of job specific and behavior. When I left, 10 minutes later, I got a phone call saying that they would like to extend an offer. Quickest turnaround I've ever experienced.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The bonus and benefits are almost non-existent. Negotiate for a higher base to cover these limitations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Principal Quality Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Macy's in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    They have intermediate selection process starting from HR interview, technical phone screen, programming test followed by technical in person interview. After all if Macys would like to offer at all, there will be a director/ VP interview followed by compensation discussion/negotiation.

    Interview Questions
    • They provided me a computer and informed the current problem they are facing. You have been given 15 minutes time to think of, followed by explain you approach.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Bonus they never give compulsory. In case of compensation is not upto the mark, you can ask for joining bonus from 10K to 15K approximately.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Release Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    Second time interviewing for position. Interview went well, people were nice, 0 feedback or response.

    Interview Questions
    • Lots of situational what-ifs; likely related to current issues or system constraints.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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