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Great access to top products and customers. Saks has great name recognition around the world

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

Pros

You can sell throughout the store and are encouraged to. The clients and coworkers are generally very nice. Opportunities are limitless but difficult to achieve

Cons

Opportunities are limitless but there is a lot of pressure to clientele, do returns and assist in the general running of the store all of which take away from sales performance

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on priorities and help workers achieve their goals

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
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    No consideration for current employees

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and discount - if you care for the label.

    Cons

    The compensation system for selling is a disaster. It is hard to cover the draw, which is the minimum wage, after all the deductions your check doesn't cover expenses to show up at work. And yet, more people is hired to compete on selling floor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1.Why don't you reconsider the compensation system: a base + commission ? The check would be more predicable, this would improve the morale which influences customer service level.
    2.Do you really believe that putting more selling force improve the numbers? It just deludes income of everyone, causes huge turnover among employees which doesn't help to build customer relation and to assure quality service adequate to the standard of the store. Saks become The Revolving Door Store!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. If you like to look at expensive things then you should work here

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    Former Employee - Sales Auditor
    Former Employee - Sales Auditor

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good discounts, good hours, compensation of open credits, friendly staff, motivated staff

    Cons

    was too far, i was hired as a cashier but i didn't work in that department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management was good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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