Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers. With fiscal 2016 sales of $25.778 billion and approximately 140,000 employees, the company operates more than 700 department stores under the nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and approximately 125 specialty stores that include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, Bluemercury and Macy’s Backstage. Macy’s, Inc. operates stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as macys.com, bloomingdales.com and bluemercury.com. Bloomingdale’s stores in Dubai and Kuwait are operated by Al Tayer Group LLC under license agreements. Macy’s, Inc. has corporate offices in Cincinnati, Ohio and New York, New York. Prior to June 1, 2007, Macy’s, Inc. was known as Federated Department Stores, Inc. The company’s shares are traded under the symbol “M” on the New York Stock Exchange.
HIRED AS SALESMAN FOR THE SEASON, WHEN I STARTED WORK THEY HAD ME A STOCK BOY IN THE SHOES DEPT, THAN AFTER I COMPLAINED, THEY PUT ME AS A RINGER AND SAID THAT WAS SALES, I HAD TO FIGHT TO GET TO THE SELLING FLOOR, WHEN I FINALLY GOT TO SELL MENS SHIRTS AND TIES. I WAS DOING BETTER THAN MOST OF THE PERMANENT SALES PEOPLE, GETTING RECCOMMENDATIONS FROM CUSTOMERS, AND WHAT DID THEY DO? FIRED ME
assignments of shifts: longer term, older employees are being by pasted for younger less experienced ones. philosophy of company is geared to younger personnel, although customers appreciate experienced employees to assist them in their purchases. There is a disparity among age groups
The store in Austin I worked at seemed to have probably a 50/50 breakdown of older and younger employees
I work for Macy's and I have never experienced any discrimination in the everyday work I do or am asked to do.
If there is a Macys call center in your town, apply there. They hire lots of people over 50. Macys has a points system in being late or absent so as long as you follow the rules, you will be okay. I started at the store level and then got hired at Macys call center. I took what they had open but I was able to transfer to another department within a year. Macys will give you training and then continued on-the-job training.
they cater to younger people and show little respect to older employees. they do have a flexible schedule
Have been applying there for the past 7 months. Recently had an interview but did not get the office position. Noticed that my interviewer and 1 other lady on the floor were the eldest 2 employees in the store. Suspect they hire younger employees for store appearance.
There are periodic purges of higher income associates who, likely, are the more senior in age.
There is a reasonable representation of older folks who work at Macy's.
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