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I loved working for this company!

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time for more than a year

Pros

The management team at the Las Vegas location is fantastic. They were always very helpful and understanding. The New York Jewelry Buying Office rolled out the red carpet at our annual meetings. We always had a great time!

Cons

If only they paid more I would have stayed with the company forever :(.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give better raises, especially to those employees who are really deserving.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    sales, mgmt, Visual ,and support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser  in  Hackensack, NJ
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Hackensack, NJ

    I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good name on resume. Everyone knows what it is in fashion industry,, that's about it.
    Better pay in comparison to a Macy's, lord and Taylor, jcpenny
    30% discount, occasional 44%discount
    Stepping stone.

    Cons

    No brand, no personality, no culture... fighting to make sales but not sure how to generate revenue. Confused on whether they want to be Macy's or a high luxury retailer.

    Banking on the name and history of Saks Fifth Ave. not changing with demand and the "new customer"

    Not sure who their customer is.

    Cutting cost by selling low quality private brand merchandise and pricing at high prices just because they feel they can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a culture. Make your associates want to work there. Not that i am Commissioned based, but commissioned Compensation should not be "the only reason they should want to work for Saks." Get inspired by the culture of Apple inc., Nordstrom's, Jcrew, etc...

    Your associates are your front line... They're are the closest to your customer.
    Why is Saks turnover rate for sales associates so high that I can't even learn their names? <how does that build customer loyalty? It's not possible.
     All your sales associates and department managers are unhappy it's hard to work together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Highly competitive, lots of backstabbing to get ahead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Discount on products, good benefits, will try to move schedule based on personal needs

    Cons

    You are only a number to SFA and only as good as your last sale. There is selective firing. I know of an employee in cosmetics fired because of low productivity and yet her sales were greater than other people who have seniority and whose productivity lower than hers. Lots of nepotism. They do very well with their online offers and gifts which takes away from store business that cannot compete.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in the trenches and get on the floor to see how today's economics have changed the way people shop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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