Saks Fifth Avenue Reviews

Updated July 29, 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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588 Employee Reviews

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  1. Luxurious

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    Elegant atmosphere at the most beautiful shopping experience in the valley. Biltmore Fashion Park is making it's way back and it is a wonderful place to be.

    Cons

    The summer months are a bit sluggish at times because of the outdoor mall atmosphere. Well worth visiting this fantastic mall for easy parking and beautiful one of a kind experiences with the best customer service around!

    Advice to Management

    Keep the positive attitude as it is contagious and appreciated. Clients can feel when the staff is happy and it makes for an all around excellent shopping experience!


  2. Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue

    Pros

    Great Coworkers! Great Perks!

    Cons

    Busy, long hours, delayed timings, many meetings.


  3. Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere. Somewhat positive work culture.

    Cons

    Low hourly pay. Being on a draw.

    Advice to Management

    Don't flood the floor so that your employees stop making money and harass customers.


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  5. Saks fifth ave store

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great staff, easy management, love working here

    Cons

    Far drive , expensive to live

    Advice to Management

    We need to get more health benefit. And employees need to repeat clients happy


  6. Asset Protection Investigator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Investigator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Investigator in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits great discount for employees.

    Cons

    No growth potential, team leadership not all that great, training for employees not that good no real training programs for employees


  7. Helpful (4)

    think about it!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    very lenient with clocking in and out, you can go on lunch whenever, lots of informative style clinics, and some fabulous events throughout the year.

    Cons

    DRAW. The worst word you'll ever hear. At some point, you wonder why you aren't making any commission. Its too high for some floors considering the price points of some merchandise. Sales are almost every week ( literally).. can be slightly political; if you aren't making your numbers, your say in Saks is merely nothing.


  8. Sucks!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Beauty Specialist in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They give you 40% off full price , 20% off cosmetics and 25% off clearance.

    Cons

    Management is very high school, managers go out with associates and show favoritism and hr does nothing about it.

    Advice to Management

    Train them!


  9. Not bad, not the best

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great environment to start out in

    Cons

    a lot of people are "comfortable" and the benefits aren't so great

    Advice to Management

    change the benefits system (eg PTO system)


  10. Helpful (3)

    mixed bag

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Leader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Leader in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    the sales and support people are well-trained, product improving, and terrific discount! great vendor exposure and lots of opportunity to advance.

    Cons

    disorgnaised upper leadership, horrible systems, no idea how to define or support roles, inconsistent in adjudicating policies and heavy doses of nepotism and favouritism.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Half and Half

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contemporary Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Contemporary Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot about the fashion industry, was able to attend workshops and seminars for new collections, met many interesting people.

    Cons

    The pay system really isn't where it should be for the level of sophistication they claim to have. The way commission is paid is superiorly unfair and never fluctuates even in the down seasons.

    Advice to Management

    Find a better pay structure so that your employees will not only work better, but also enjoy their job more.



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