Macy’s Cashier

Macy’s Cashier Job Description & Interview

Job Description and Duties

What Does a Macy’s Cashier Do?

Cashier jobs at Macy’s involve customer service and basic computation skills. Primary job duties include greeting customers, ringing up purchases, and answering questions about products, merchandise, and services. Macy’s may require cashiers to carry out sales associate job duties in some cases, as well.

Other Duties & Requirements

Macy’s cashiers primarily operate cash registers. Applicants should possess some experience with computers prior to employment. The minimum age for employment consideration with Macy’s begins at 18. Training for Macy’s cashier jobs generally includes verbal, visual, and hands-on orientation. The average applicant may experience up to a full week of training as a Macy’s cashier.

Salary and Compensation

How Much Do They Get Paid?

Traditionally hiring entry-level associates, Macy’s looks for motivated, friendly, and energetic workers for part-time and full-time roles as cashiers. The average pay for Macy’s cashiers is around $9.00 per hour. Most Macy’s cashiers work part-time, or roughly four to five six-hour shifts per week.

Additional Macy’s Benefits

In addition to industry-competitive pay scales, Macy’s offers qualified associates several job benefits. Employment benefits offered by Macy’s include 401(k) retirement plans, healthcare coverage, insurance options, and paid time off. Work benefits availability and eligibility typically vary by department store location.


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Macy’s Cashier Interview Video

Video Transcript

Interviewer: Please describe your job title and primary duties.
Macy’s Cashier: My job title was cashier. Job duties, when we’re not busy, is to keep the store clean, make sure everything is folded and things are in the right size areas. And that’s pretty much it.

Interviewer: What was the work environment like?
Macy’s Cashier: Most of the time during the day, it was quiet. It wasn’t busy… it was an easy day type of job, just keep everything together, help out the customers when we had them.

Interviewer: What was your favorite part about working there?
Macy’s Cashier: My favorite part… the people there. Everyone was nice. The managers were lenient; they were cool and easy to talk to. Everybody was there for each other.

Interviewer: Did you earn any benefits or other job benefits.
Macy’s Cashier: If you had a Macy’s card, you get 20% off each purchase. During sales, you get that on top of the sale price. So, it was a good thing.

Interviewer: Please describe a typical day as an employee.
Macy’s Cashier: Typical day at Macy’s started off just making sure the store is nice and neat, making sure that everything in the dressing room is put back on the floor. Make sure your area is nice. And then during the day, just make sure to help out the customers; I would have interaction with them.

Interviewer: How would describe the application and interview process?
Macy’s Cashier: The application was really long. It probably took me maybe an hour and a half because they asked me so many questions, like what type of person you are, do you like working with other people, and that took a long time. The interview went well. They just ask you normal questions, like: “Why should I hire you?”, “What can you bring to this company?”, and things of that nature.

Interviewer: What should an applicant wear to the interview?
Macy’s Cashier: Macy’s, they like black – everything, including normal and professional dress. Flats, a nice pair of pants, blouse with a blazer. I would recommend it in black. They really like black.

Interviewer: What questions did the interviewer ask during the interview?
Macy’s Cashier: The one question that stood out to me – she asked me, “What does loyalty mean?” to me. That was the one question that stood out to me because usually you don’t think about that when you go to an interview.

Interviewer: What set you apart from the other candidates?
Macy’s Cashier: The hiring manager said I had a nice smile and that I seem fun and outgoing, and I like to talk to people. That’s my biggest thing; I like to talk. That was their biggest thing about me, so she hired me right on the spot.

Interviewer: What other advice would you give a job seeker looking for employment?
Macy’s Cashier: Just make sure that you be on time, that this is a job you want to do for a while, and to work hard. Make sure you get sales, make sure you interact with the guests, and just be on top of your game.


  • Lynne Magliocca says:

    This video was very helpful in what questions your interviewer might ask during an interview…..and kind of gets you thinking of how I would answer each question….very good.

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