Saks Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Software Developer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Saks in June 2013.
Interview Details – This is one of the best interview i ever had because of less knowledged interviewers. I had a chance to get on top of everything because of my vast knowledge and experience but it was not really the position i was looking for though.
Interview Question – all easy Answer Question
Reason for Declining – got a new offer
Merchandise Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Saks.
Interview Details – One interview. Asked generic interview questions about who you are, your experience, why you want to work at Saks Off Fifth. Had to perform simple task to assess ability.
Interview Question – How will you benefit Saks Off Fifth? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate.
Human Resources Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Saks in August 2012.
Interview Details – The process was initially smooth with a couple of phone interviews, but then when were about to meet, an internal candidate was being considered. Great news for the internal candidate! Recruiter was nice and expressed her apologies. It seems as if there were some internal politics driving the decision.
Interview Question – Questions were quite common - Tell me about yourself and diving into my career history Answer Question
Online Coordinator Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Saks in April 2012.
Interview Details – -Initial phone screening with recruiter
-3 in-person interviews with senior members of the department
-Final in-person interview with VP
I received an offer four days later.
- Why are you a good fit for Saks? Answer Question
- How does your past experience relate to this role? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The initial offering was more than I anticipated, so I didn't need to do much negotiating.
Finance Operations Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Saks in October 2008.
Interview Details – First contacted by phone, and came in to meet the HR.
Then came in a second time to meet the hiring manager, and VP of operations.
HR was very friendly, asked basic questions.. why Saks, why retail, how do you feel about team work, etc.
Interview with hiring manager was decent. She definitely knew my resume well (I've been to some interviews where the interviewer is reading your resume for the first time), asked pretty simple questions.
The process was fairly open, and friendly. Met with the VP to speak briefly before she ran into a meeting.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for Saks? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Assistant Buyer Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Saks in August 2008.
Interview Details – Accepted job from the saks hr recruiter who made the job sound wonderful and promised promotion and opportunity. She had not idea what she was talking about and was probably spinning whatever she thought I wanted to hear without knowing what the company offers in terms of promotion. She told me I would be readily promoted once entering. That is totally untrue, and the opposite happens here. They pride themselves on saks university but it is pretty lame and they still work on a dos program from the eighties.
Interview Question – Tell me about your past experiences. Answer Question
Sr.NETwork Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Saks in May 2008.
Interview Details – Took Months, Very Technical questions
Interview Question – How to control an attack on multiple switches at multiple locations within the switching firewall and security builtins. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Better offer at another company with more vertical movement.