Saks Fifth Avenue

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Good experience

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Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ

Pros

Generous employee discount, great people to work with, and decent selection of merchandise. Overall great employer. Did I mention that the discount was very generous?

Cons

The pay is simply not enough. You're on a draw vs. commission pay structure. Depending on the location and the size of your personal book, the pay structure can be very lucrative. But if you're simply starting out in a small location like Phoenix, AZ, you're barely going to survive.

Another complaint is the merchandise in the Men's department. It is simply not on par with its competitors.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please, pay your employees more. If you want to retain talent, you must be able to compensate that talent. Also, don't stress the employees out about figures. Sometimes customers are simply sick of all the events and sales.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Merchandse Planner

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    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in New York, NY

    Pros

    Generous employee discount, high standards

    Cons

    Long hours, lack of work life balance, upper management very demanding, stressful, lack of training and development, overly competitive. Unfriendly upper management who can be condescending and arrogant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the corporate culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Handbag Associate

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    Former Employee - Handbag Associate  in  Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Handbag Associate in Troy, MI

    Pros

    Working with amazing designer handbags such as Chanel, Dior, and Prada. Amazing employee discount even on brands that never go on sale. The opportunity to make a decent sales commission.

    Cons

    Working on the sales floor is extremely competitive. Be careful of other employees who have reputation of stealing others sales. If working as a full time employee be aware that if a customer returns an item that counts against your sales goals. Since the pay is based on the draw system you either make your hourly or you make your commission, whichever is higher. But in order to make commission you must be above your sales goals weekly to stay out of the hole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone equally. Management tends to side with whomever has the highest sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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