Whenever I had morning shifts there would always be a meeting for the entire store. Something I liked about the meets were that it kept the employees up to date, Macy's doesn't leave anything out and encourages all departments to keep working their best even if sales weren't that great. I'm not saying that Macy's is laid-back, but they are understanding and they want their employees to enjoy working at Macy's. It had a sort of family atmosphere for me.
The company culture was very nice however it was interesting to work with people with people who had been there for many years and who were much older than me. By the end of my few months at Macy's, I was offered a full-time position because of the hard work I did and my managers appreciated me a lot.
The culture from my time at Macy's is what I would called forced. They are trying so hard to instill a sense of belonging and togetherness, and yet that is something you cannot force. Macy's Distribution is just above a sweat shop level. You are forced to work long hours, for managers that often times do not have the leadership experience that their position deserves. Understand that I was not just a rank and file employee while here, I was the manager of an entire division of that business. The moral was extremely low, the entry level workers were treated as disposable and management was forced to walk around with a smile and act like everything was ok. In 45 years of walking this earth, this is one of the 3 worst jobs I ever held. Culture by gunpoint is how I use to speak of it.
As an example, in order to get even your company discount, something everyone thinks about when they work at Macy's right? You have two choices. You can either buy prepaid gift cards, that way ensuring that Macy's has your money right from the start. Otherwise you are forced to open a Macy's credit card so that Macy's can profit from the interest that their own employees has to pay when a balance is carried. Thank about that for a moment. The company that you are working for is charging you interest to use your own employee discount.
This company is soul crushing and they don't care.
The culture at Macy's, Inc is very positive. I found my coworkers to be very kind, encouraging and supportive. I didn't get as many hours as I would've liked, but I always enjoyed the hours I did receive. Overall, the company wants you to thrive. Macy's, Inc has a great atmosphere to work in.
The culture at Macy's was very professional and the managers of each department tried hard to maintain that level of professionalism. It was also an environment that was advancement friendly. An employee could easily promote to higher positions. I worked there for 2 months and was considered for a Supervisor position.
It’s an inclusive, positive culture that values work-life balance and empowers employees to make decisions. There are work from home options for every executive, competitive benefits, and a focus on charitable contributions.
I would say the culture is about creating quality products at affordable prices for the everyday person, so that they feel luxurious without the price tag of luxury. Macy’s works hard at including all people, all sizes, and all types of fashion.
The company culture is very focused on the customer and loyalty. There was a lot of incentives to get people to open credit cards, which sometimes was a bit overwhelming. Some of the employees who had been there longer were a bit cliquey but they were nice at least.
A good word to describe the company culture at Macy's, Inc. is dedication. It seems every person working there takes pride in what they do and want to be the best they can. What you get out of it is only as good as what you put in and so you are not hurting anyone but yourself if you do not take your job seriously. If you are a hard worker then you will have the respect of others and your job will be much easier.
It actually is a very diverse environment to be in. I’m happy that my employees and I are all our own people and have our own unique customs and ways of life that we each live. It’s interesting to get to know and understand everyone for themselves and for who they really are, and pick up on their styles and their own ways of culture for our society.
Don’t expect your Macy’s career to be string of cookie-cutter days. Instead, be prepared for flexible structure, a framework of responsibilities with enough personal latitude and day-to-day variables to keep things very interesting. Take a look at how a day might go for you at Macy’s.
The associates at Macy’s are very friendly and helpful with each other. If you’re in a commissioned area, it will be difficult to make sales since others are stingy. Management is pushy to achieve sales and open credits.
I worked in two different retail locations and I would say because of my personality, I got along pretty well with a majority of my coworkers. They're not malicious or stuck-up as you would think department store workers are like in the movies. Many of the people there are generally really nice and willing to help if you have questions which I often did. That being said, certain departments are commission-based so you will notice more competitiveness there but they are not malicious competitive. So don't be afraid. Introduce yourself and ask questions!
They had impressive training. They wanted to make sure you were comfortable on the job, as well as have the knowledge to combat racial biases. People are willing to answer your questions, and often treat you with the kind of respect they wanted when they first started working there.