Saks Fifth Avenue Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Great discount (20% normally, 40% during double discounts), run efficiently (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 which is meant to be a "motivational' way to sell more, often ends up hurting sales associates (in 13 reviews)

  • Work life balance is very challenging due to the nature of the business (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Saks 5th Ave is amezing!

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist/Fragrances and Cosmetics in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist/Fragrances and Cosmetics in Houston, TX

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked many years for Saks in Houston TX. I would have stayed there if the new cosmetic manager was a little more considered and nice! I hate that I quit Saks because of the cosmetic manager was so rude and bullied me at that time. I wish bulling was know and taken serious at that time.

    Cons

    As I was saying , I think the cosmetics managers need to be more evaluated as knoledged and considered. Not a bully!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire ASM that have at least a college degree and not because they are a friend of the family .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Opportunities for Growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A dynamic and creative team. Committed to living the vision of Saks and their brands. Employees are passionate about fashion and the way it impacts people.

    Cons

    The opportunities for growth and development of the employee was secondary. Similar companies hire within for management and leadership, and unfortunately there was not a proven track record in our store for recognizing employees and allowing them to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would consider in store employees prior to outside candidates. At times these candidates had experience, but once in the mix, knew less and could not lead their departmental teams effectively.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Use to be a good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    * Meet great people
    * Opportunity to improve your B2C skills
    * Work with Designer clothes

    Cons

    * Like to Micro manage
    * Too much pressure to open store credit accounts
    * Managers come and go within store departments
    * Terrible store Executive Managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. The discount, the retail culture, the environment was great to work around. It's great for all fashion lovers.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The employee discount was worth working. Sometimes there would be double discount.

    Cons

    Having to meet sales goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to give more constructive criticism

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. lots of changes

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    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    good about internal promotion if you are in the development program, good work life balance in certain areas

    Cons

    company going through a lot of changes, HR is unresponsive, corporate management lacking

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7. It was okay

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

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

    Pros

    Easy to work with, fun, good discounts.

    Cons

    Unreasonable hours, overtime, awkward management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue

    Pros

    Great place to work. The staff is very helpful.

    Cons

    Not enough people on shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more training for the new employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bal Harbour, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bal Harbour, FL

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue

    Pros

    Saks Fifth Avenue is a great place to work. They treat their employees with utmost respect and provide ample opportunity for employees to succeed.

    Cons

    The shifts are not set. Schedules are done on a weekly basis, therefore it's difficult to plan ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should continue to be open. They should offer more support when resolving issues of commission.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. good, but there was no moving up...

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    Former Employee - Merchant
    Former Employee - Merchant

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue

    Pros

    time and a half on holidays and sundays

    Cons

    All manual labor i thought there would be more of a creative aspect to my job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Love the people, but starving working here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue

    Pros

    great people and stylists, amazing products

    Cons

    no way to earn a living

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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