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Frequently Asked Questions
I am a current Macy’s employee; how do I apply for new opportunities at Macy’s?
We’re excited that you want to continue to grow your career at Macy’s! Please see a Human Resources representative in your location for details on the internal application process for the position of interest.
What is the minimum age requirement for employment?
In most states the minimum age is 18.
What do positions at Macy’s pay?
A number of factors determine the amount that a position will pay, including the type of position and the level of candidate’s skill and experience relative to that position. The interview is the best time in the process to pose questions regarding pay.
How many positions can I apply to at a time?
You may apply to as many positions as you would like, but a candidate will only be considered for one position at a time. To ensure that you are considered for the position you’re most interested in, we suggest that you apply to that position only. You may look at other opportunities if that particular position does not work out for you.
What are the opportunities for advancement at Macy’s?
At Macy’s, we take pride in promoting from within. Your supervisor will play an active role in understanding your career interests and how you can meet your goals. One of the most exciting things about working in retail is that there is so much opportunity under one roof. Many potential career paths exist and growth opportunities are not limited to our stores. Visit macysjobs.com/careerpathbuilder to experiment with different career paths within the Macy’s organization.
If I start as a seasonal hire, what are the chances of turning it into a regular position?
A seasonal position is a great way to explore retail as a career option, and learn about the business. Many of our regular employees start in a seasonal or other temporary position; as opportunities become available, we initially look internally to fill those openings. If you express an interest in continuing your employment, you would be among the first considered, based on your performance. Be sure to read more about holiday opportunities at holiday.macysjobs.com.
Completing An Application
I forgot my macysJOBS.com username; what should I do?
On the macysJOBS.com, click "Apply" and then "Returning User" on the next screen. Select the "Forgot Username" link located directly below the log in boxes. Enter in the e-mail address associated with your macysJOBS.com account and click "Validate." The system will pull up your username and offer a link to take you back to the log in page or to look up your password. Please note that if you have multiple macysJOBS.com candidate profiles, the system may ask for additional information to verify your unique account.
I forgot my macysJOBS.com password; what should I do?
On the macysJOBS.com, click "Apply" and then "Returning User" on the next screen. Select the "Forgot Password’ link located directly below the log in boxes based on your need. You will then be asked to enter in your username and the e-mail address associated with your macysJOBS.com account. Click "OK." The system will send a new password to your e-mail address. You will be asked to create a new password the very first time that you log into the system with this system-generated password.
I am locked out of my macysJOBS.com profile; what should I do?
If you have more than 5 unsuccessful log-in attempts on macysJOBS.com, your candidate profile account will lock for a period of 5 minutes. After this time has passed, you may once again log into the system.
I don’t have time to finish the application and/or position questionnaire; what should I do?
Once you have started you application and/or questionnaire, you can always save your work and return at any time to complete the form and submit it. A special link, highlighted in red, is provided at the bottom right of this page, and in the footer of every page on macysJOBS.com, to give you step-by-step instructions on how to save and return to complete your application and/or questionnaire.
I am having trouble completing the tax credit survey and/or the questionnaire.
The problem that you are encountering may be the result of your internet browser’s pop-up blocker settings. In Internet Explorer, open a new browser window, and select "Tools" from the menu bar and then "Internet Options." Click on the "Privacy" tab and uncheck the box next to "Block Pop Ups." Then go back to your application and access the Tax Credit Survey and/or questionnaire. Please keep in mind that different browsers utilize different methods to disable pop-ups; if you continue to have issues when using Mozilla or Chrome, you may need to try a different browser to complete the application.
There is no "Submit" button; how do I submit my application?
This is sometimes because you have not completed the Tax Credit Survey portion of the application. Log back into your application and go to the Tax Credit Survey block; click on the blue link and complete the tax credit survey. If you do not wish to complete the survey, pleas enter [enter the name of radio dial] on the introductory page of the survey. Then click "Save and Continue" until you get to the summary page of your application. You should now see the "Submit" button.
Status Of An Application
How do I know that my application was received?
Shortly after you click "Submit" to send us your application, you will receive an e-mail confirming the receipt of your application. If you do not receive this message, please check to ensure that you’ve set your spam filters to allow e-mail from HR@macysJOBS.bloomingdalesJOBS.com; if this is not the issue, please log back into macysJOBS.com and check to ensure that you have clicked the "Submit" button on the last screen on the application.
When will I hear something about my application?
It generally takes 24-48 hours for us to review your application, but it may take longer depending on the volume of applications we have received. Any status updates on your application will be sent via e-mail, so please ensure that you have your e-mail spam filters set to allow e-mail from HR@macysJOBS.bloomingdalesJOBS.com .
Scheduling An Interview
I’m trying to schedule my interview, but it keeps telling me to come back later. What should I do?
Our electronic interview scheduling system will display all of the open interview dates and times for a period of 14 days from the first time you click the link to schedule your interview. Sometimes interview slots fill up quickly and there are limited or no slots available at the time a candidate is attempting to schedule an interview. Please check back frequently, as we monitor the available interview slots in relation to invitations extended, and add slots as needed.
The dates and times available on the scheduling site don’t work with my personal commitments.
If you do not see anything on the interview calendar that works with your personal schedule, please check back later. We add new interview dates and times frequently, and there may be something added to the calendar that would be a better fit time-wise.
I need to request an accommodation for my interview; what do I need to do?
Candidates who would like to request an interview accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter or an interview via TTY, should submit the specifics of their accommodation request via e-mail to macysJOBS@macys.com.
How do I reschedule or cancel a scheduled interview?
If you received an electronic interview invitation, click the link in your original interview invitation to access our interview scheduling site. Once there, you can click the appropriate links to reschedule your interview date and time, or you may opt to cancel your interview appointment.
Interviewing With Macy's
What should I bring with me to my interview?
The most important thing to bring with you to an interview is a warm smile and an eagerness to share your experience and to learn more about Macy’s. If you would like to bring in a copy of your resume, you may.
How should I dress for my interview?
Candidates should arrive for their interview dressed appropriately for the position of interest. Professional dress always makes a good first impression.
I was scheduled for a phone interview, but was never called. What do I do now?
We’re sorry that we were unable reach out to you via phone as scheduled. Please send the details of your missed phone interview via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have completed my interview, but I have not heard anything yet; what do I do?
Great care and diligence are given to determine each individual’s fit for the position and into our company, and there may be a number of candidate interviews to complete prior to making the selection decision. You will be contacted via e-mail or phone to inform you of the outcome of your interview.
I was not happy with my interview experience; what should I do?
We try to provide a positive and engaging interview experience for all of our candidates, regardless of position and time of year. If your experience was less than Magical, please send the details via e-mail to email@example.com.
Does Macy’s offer internships and how do I apply?
Macy’s offers internships tailored to specific positions and career paths. Read all about our internship programs and see current internship offerings at http://www.macyscollege.com/internships/
I work/worked for Macy’s and need a copy of a previous year’s W2 Form. What do I do?
You may either call "The Work Number" at 1-800-367-5690 or visit the website at www.theworknumber.com. Macy’s company code is 10260
How can I be in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?
How do I pursue modeling with Macy’s?
Macy's engages professional agencies for modeling assignments. If you think that you have what it takes to be a professional model, we suggest you approach one of the various agencies to pursue modeling activities. Ford Model Management, Generations, Wilhelmina or New York Model Management are some of the many agencies available to you to choose from.
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