Saks Fifth Avenue Reviews

Updated September 4, 2015
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Pros
  • great discount nice people good hours (in 52 reviews)

  • Decent employee discount if you could afford to buy anything there based on the commission only pay (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • The draw vs commission structure is very difficult (in 13 reviews)

  • There is absolutely no work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Grade A

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful, place to work. Just a tuff year for me My mother received open heart surgery, needed help and Dad passed away three day after the surgury and small children. Like is said "tuff"

    Cons

    None if you work and keep to yourself. If, it is not about work it has no room away!


  2. Room to grow

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mens Stylist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Mens Stylist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved my boss at Saks, she was outstanding. I also enjoyed the exciting location. If you stick with this job you will grow a lot in the company.

    Cons

    Long days of standing on your feet for hours. The store always has a lot of foot traffic bout mostly tourist and not real shoppers.


  3. Saks Fifth Avenue

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    Former Employee - Sales in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The discounts were amazing, great pay, and great break time

    Cons

    terrible company being run as of today

    Advice to Management

    better run the compant better


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  5. Beauty & Fragrance Manage

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty & Fragramce Selling Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Beauty & Fragramce Selling Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a since of family! It's easy to take pride in the work you do. As a manger, I'm allowed to really engage, coach and drive the performance of my team. There is a great work life balance, benefits, and pay scale.

    Cons

    Any cons in this job are self inflicted, and from close minded people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work! Pay attention and engage with high performing talent. Keep clear lines of communication around growth, and the plan to get there.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Saks fifth ave sales

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good company to have on your resume. they don't micromanage the discount would be good if we made any money there.

    Cons

    they over flow the sales floor with sales associates. The company really doesn't care if you make any money there.

    Advice to Management

    try to keep your current employees happy instead of just hiring more and more and more.


  7. Sales

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and a lot of freedom.

    Cons

    No growth potential at all. If you're in sales you stay in sales until you leave.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Commission sales jobs are what you make them! I really enjoy working at Saks and being able to work as hard (or not) as I want.

    Cons

    Being on my feet gets tiring.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Weigh Your Options....

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time

    Pros

    -Employee Discount -Decent Medical Benefits -Fashion -Exposure to people from all over the world

    Cons

    - Not a lot of work/life balance until you accrue PTO. - Unrealistic line goals

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the high line goals or give associates at least a couple of quarters to build their business & clients before the goals are in place. It takes time to build a GOOD business.


  10. Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are Great Benefits and co workers are great

    Cons

    It can get slow at times


  11. Good if your a seller

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can make good money off commission. You get good discounts , you meet tons of people

    Cons

    Long hours, bad hourly, no really where to move up. clients are mean . co workers are sharks.. so if your not a shark,this isn the job for you

    Advice to Management

    make positions where if u work really hard you can actually move up to a actually position. going from a sales specialist to a sale specialist is no big deal



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