"I didn`t consider community involvement important right out of college, but once I became part of the Macy`s family, I realized how important it was to give back to the community and how much power one person has in making a dramatic difference."
Kristen - General Manager
Macy`s Central is an organization of 15,000 people, with 70 stores throughout the U.S. southeast and Midwest. From headquarters in Atlanta, we operate in some of the country`s most interesting places - cities like Memphis, Birmingham, Louisville, Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh, as well as smaller markets across the region. Closely integrated with our stores is the macys.com e-commerce site.
As a division of Federated Department Stores, Inc., Macy`s Central is supported by its own organization, including sales and sales support, store management and regional operations, buying, planning, loss prevention, marketing, visual merchandising and human resources. We also are an integral component of a nationwide Macy`s team. We closely coordinate our efforts with Federated`s other Macy`s regional store divisions - Macy`s East (based in New York), Macy`s Florida (Miami), Macy`s Northwest (Seattle) and Macy`s West (San Francisco) - to bring fashion and affordable luxury to our customers across America.
You`ll find our stores in the best retail locations. They provide interesting and distinctive merchandise assortments, outstanding shopping experiences, and prices that deliver value to our customers.
As Macy`s, our actions are guided by a distinctive philosophy for doing business. We take good care of our customers ... develop and respect our employees as individuals ... work together as a team ... support our communities ... hold ourselves to a high ethical standard ... and take pride in generating outstanding results.
Community service and diversity are important tenants of our culture. We give back through charitable contributions, employee volunteerism (including fun and worthwhile projects in which everyone can participate), and event sponsorships. Our stores mirror the diverse marketplace they serve. Thus, we are an inclusive company that embraces differing points of view, provides opportunity for everyone to succeed, and encourages work/life balance. This helps us to develop leaders while also achieving a high level of success.
Some things about a company you just can`t really know until you talk to people on the inside. Enter our virtual world and get a behind-the-curtain peek inside life at Macy`s Central. What you really want to know is simple - how do the people who live and breathe retailing and who drive our business every day think and feel about their career at Macy`s?
So we`ve talked to our people from the sales floor to the merchandising offices to our sales support areas, requesting ten of our employees to share their experiences with you. We`ve asked the tough questions to get to the heart of what you really want to know. And they talked, openly and candidly, about how they joined the company, how they feel about their work, and what they see in the future.
The associates you will meet in the spotlights below work in a variety of disciplines ... bring different perspectives to the table ... come from diverse backgrounds ... and have unique histories with our company. In the details, their stories are very different. But in the overall Macy`s experience, they are strikingly similar.
Click here to see what our people had to say ... in their own words ... about their career at Macy`s Central
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