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

I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time (more than an year)

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

477 Other Employee Reviews for Saks Fifth Avenue (View Most Recent)

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    I have worked backstage at several Saks shows in the past two years

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    Former Employee - Fashion Show Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Fashion Show Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    professional, friendly, great experience, great company

    Cons

    unpaid, but, much like an internship, provides great experience and networking opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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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

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time (more than 3 years)

    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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