Saks Fifth Avenue

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Saks is a NYC icon and working there you see a mini microcosm of New Yorkers.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

Pros

This job is corporate, so it has good benefits and some of the people there are wonderful.

Cons

The down side is that it is very seniority based, so there is little room for mobility until people retire.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be open to the the wants and needs of younger employees, when your staff begins retiring you will need people to fill their shoes.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
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    A useful stepping stone in the world of retail; however, Off 5th Management a liability not asset to the company.

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    Current Employee - Specialist
    Current Employee - Specialist

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

    Pros

    Benefits for full time associates are quite good.

     Off 5th is extremely flexable with schedules.

    The opportuinity to expand your knowledge rest in the hands of the associate; but the company offers quite a few tools to help.

    The selling culture allows you to be yourself and the customers notice when you are comfortable.

      It is one of the BEST positions I have held in retail because of its selling culture.

    Cons

    Middle management creates more issues then they solve.

    Having multiple bosses creates confusion and stress.

     Associates learn quickly that they must conform to the individual supervisors requirements which change daily according to who is on the floor and this leads to inconsistancy in service.

    When work is not completed or completed correctly by merchandising team/management the burden of finishing/fixing it is on the Sales Associates.

    Specialist compensation is well below the amount of work required of them.

    Very little room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistancy is much needed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what I was promised

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere. Professional sales staff. Upscale customers.

    Cons

    Management did not follow through with what they promised me when I was hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make promises you do not keep

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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