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Great expirence

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Former Employee - Department Manager in Orange, CA
Former Employee - Department Manager in Orange, CA

I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great at promoting from within . Reasonable starting hourly wages.

Cons

Apathetic employees . Started to sell cheap clothing

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    Very Unethical.....

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    Former Employee - Store Director
    Former Employee - Store Director

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time (More than 10 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good compensation, great brand recognition. Great people to work with in my store. Had a lot of fun aacheiving goals.

    Cons

    I worked for Saks Fifth Aveue/OFF5th. A very political delivery and philosophy. Unethical upper management when dealing with sensitive issues. They have an Alert line for anonymous reporting of unethical/harassing issues but when you report something it is overlooked. Regional HR is detached and does not assist with employee concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Be dilgent in researching issues that are brought to your attention. Don't be ignorant to the fact that some of your DM's, and RVP's show consistent favoritism and have very little integrity. Don't be a company that retaliate, be a company of inclusion.


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    HIgh Pressure

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Health insurance, dental insurance, paid sick time, paid vacation, great employee discounts, 1 hour lunch breaks

    Cons

    Pay is based on an hourly wage plus commission. The hourly wage is not enough to live on. In order to get commission, one must sell x amount per week. After that requirement is met, one gets commission. The sales minimum per week is fairly high, and many people can "go negative" in commission, and owe the company money for sales goals that they don't meet. If this happens for 3 consecutive weeks, one's hourly wage is lowered. One that wage is lowered, it does not go back up. Also, commission is lost if your sale is returned. Unexpected returns at the end of the week can easily cause you to fall short of your weekly sales goal minimum. There is no privacy. Security watches your every move. You must stand all day long, no sitting or leaning on the counter. It is next to impossible to call out sick. One must call before their scheduled shift in the morning and speak to a manager in person. It is extremely difficult to get a manager on the phone before the store opens. If you leave a message, you will get written up. HR will keep this on file and use it against you. There are A LOT of rules and regulations, many of which seem a bit antiquated.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the draw system for payment. It causes employees to lose moral, and leads to higher turnover. Hire experienced managers who relate well to their employees. Hire store managers who treat their employees with respect and consideration.


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