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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Orlando, FL Jul 2012 – Reviewed Jun 10, 2013 New
Interview Details – Started with online app then a phone interview and was called in for an interview on JULY 4th in the middle of the day! I went in and the two hiring managers were very sweet. They asked about past experiences and what I could bring to saks. They also asked who my favorite designers were. My advice is study up on the company, know what brands they carry and they LOVE it when you know alot about each brand. If you know something say it! I brought in a binder with pictures of fashion show events I worked on with local high end stores and they were impressed and they hired me on the spot and we spoke about pay afterwords.
Interview Question – Pretty basic interview, they did ask me how much I wanted for pay rather than them offering a pay which I found odd. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – We both agreed with a price quickly.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Boston, MA Nov 2012 – Reviewed May 31, 2013
Interview Details – fill out application online, get called in for a casting call (bring resumé), come in for group interview with department managers and president of stores, call you within 24 hours to let you know if you got the job
Interview Question – previous retail jobs, which department you think you would work best in, how you feel about customer service View Answer
Negotiation Details – once you get accepted,in training they tell you the starting pay and wage so it is not negotiable, you get a Saks credit card, your hours are VERY FLEXIBLE, you choose with your specific department manager
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Oct 2011 – Reviewed May 2, 2013
Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter through LinkedIn and he scheduled my interviews for me. I went in on one day and met with the GM and HR person and had really great conversations. The interview wasn't particularly difficult, it felt like a conversation. They then scheduled me to come back in and meet with one additional member of the senior leadership team. After that I heard back relatively quickly with an offer.
Interview Question – All were pretty basic... Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The salary was lower than what I was making at the time and they did offer a signing bonus which was pretty generous.
No Offer – Interviewed in Los Angeles, CA – Reviewed Apr 29, 2013
Interview Details – Went through 2 phone interviews and 2 back to back on site interviews. Very friendly! Followed up with them but never heard back.
Interview Question – Pretty standard sales associate questions Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed Apr 24, 2013
Interview Details – Applied on-line. Received a call from the recruiter, had first phone interview. At end of call recruiter said she wanted to set up a call with me and the hiring manager for the next steps. I never received a call back from the recruiter. No message, no finalization, just left it - horrible follow-through.
Interview Question – None, general phone screen questions about past experience and their opening. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL Nov 2009 – Reviewed Apr 5, 2013
Interview Details –
How would you bring in business?
How would you approach a potential customer?
What are your strengths?
Why Saks Fifth Avenue?
Do you have a personal style?
Interview Question – What dollar amount of business can we expect you to bring in your first month? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 4, 2013
Interview Details – The interview process was good I had 3 interviews then I got the job.The recruiter contacted me and interviewed me at the location. I was then contacted and a interview was set up with the department manager. Then the last interview was with the HR manager.
Interview Question – The questions were pretty straight forward when it comes to the fashion industry . Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was not much room for negotiation in pay because I was told everyone is started even at $10 a hour and no more.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Raleigh, NC Nov 2012 – Reviewed Mar 26, 2013
Interview Details –
5 step interview process:
A. Online application including survey/test.
B. Phone interview from the Human Resource department in your city.
C. In person interview with head of Human Resource department in your city.
D. In person interview with manager of department you are applying for.
E. In person interview with head of managers in which you make a presentation.
There is then a two week training process in which you learn how to use the system as well as learn how your department works.
The interview process could take weeks and last a month or two, with days of not hearing back from the company, but don't worry they will contact you.
Interview Question – The last interview process for the Raleigh store you need to make a sales presentation. The presentation could be anything and they give you 15 minutes to prepare for it and present it to the HR and management. View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation, offer was great.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Lawrenceville, GA Jan 2012 – Reviewed Feb 27, 2013
Interview Details – The interview was very easy, did not ask many questions aside from the basics. management was highly understanding of my contact needs as my phone had been cut off due to my being unemployed beforehand, and they used email to contact me.
Interview Question – "When you have a customer that won't handle what you're telling them appropriately, how do you handle that situation?" View Answer
Negotiation Details – Negotiation was easy, but they are not flexible on their pay rates.
Pros: Great discount, decent pay, work/life balance most times, high bonus if your dept performs. – Full Review `
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