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Macy's Sales Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

Interviewed at Macy's

Interview Details Very long and tiring but very hands off
Company relies on computer versus human to human reaction. It could be more better to get the interaction of supervisors and trainees but that is not the case.
Macy could do better with creating excitement moving forward.


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Very Easy Interview

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Sales Associate
Wayne, NJ (US)

I applied online and interviewed at Macy's.

Interview Details I applied online. The process took a few days and then I got an email to schedule an interview. It was the easiest interview i ever got and I got hired on the spot.

Interview Question – No difficult question. It was all easy.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate. It was my first real job that wasn't a temp job. The manager basically guided me through the interview and was really nice. She even gave me hints.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

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Sales Associate
Cary, NC (US)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Macy's in March 2014.

Interview Details I applied online and received an email invitation to schedule my interview online, via Macy's Scheduling Center. I scheduled an interview for the following week. The person that interviewed me read the questions from a list that she had. They do not deviate from the questionnaire, they will not try to get to know your work style on a personal level...every question is straight from the list. I was contacted via email the next day, informing me that I was not a candidate for the position.

Interview Question – All questions were customer service related...the "what would you do if" type of questions, and the "tell me a time when you experienced such and such with a customer." Typical customer advice questions.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied online and interviewed at Macy's.

Interview Details Applied online and got an email to schedule my interview. The interviewer was nice and started out by telling me about herself and the company. It seemed that she really liked me and said that she was excited for me to work in her department, however, the email I received stated that I did not get the job.

Interview Question – Why Macy's?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Macy's.

Interview Details Really not a hard interview very basic questions. It's a 1on 1 interview and the only thing that I didn't like about it was if I didn't acpect the commission job I wouldn't get the job.

Interview Question – Real easy questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Macy's in May 2013.

Interview Details The process begins online into the enormous Macy's database. Everything is automated and so can take time for interview dates and times to be updated. I had 3 interviews, they were very relaxed and straightforward. Managers were all friendly.

Interview Question – Unexpected: How do you help the customer celebrate their purchase? (I didn't know celebrating a purchase was a thing)   View Answers (3)

Negotiation Details – I was fine verbally, but took months to iron out the details in the computer system because corporate HR dropped the ball.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Las Vegas, NV (US)

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Macy's in April 2013.

Interview Details I only ever had 1 interview and was hired on the spot from what i've seen if they call you and you interview you are basically hired already. They literally will hire anyone i have noticed even those with felons and so on. Dress to impress and speak professional is all i can say.

Interview Question – None of the above this was the easiest interview i have ever had.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Made sure they gave me the base pay I wanted.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Clackamas, OR (US)

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Macy's in July 2014.

Interview Details The interview was simple and I had an answer by the end of it so I was pretty happy with the experience. I had gone through Macy's the day before to get an idea of what sales associates wear there (I have shopped there for years but never really thought about it). I would wear the dress code to the interview like I did because it seemed to impress the manager hiring me, and the dress code is very simple, just black on black in a professional sense. The interview was pretty short, maybe a half hour including going over when training would be etc.

Interview Question – The most difficult question was: What would you do if you had to gather and analyze data and come up with a final solution in a short amount of time?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There wasn't any negotiation, may have been because I wasn't ready for an offer at the interview.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

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Sales Associate
Atlanta, GA (US)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Macy's in June 2013.

Interview Details Beware easy come esay go... Research your company people really? I am shocked by the lack or preperation people went to as I waited to be interviewed.

Interview Question – What makes you a great fit for Macy's   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Saint Louis, MO (US)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Macy's in May 2013.

Interview Details It was a very easy process. I applied and a week later I set up a interview. Most of the people being interviewd didn't seem as experienced as me but still got hired

Interview Question – How would you sell a store rewards account   Answer Question

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