Saks Fifth Avenue
2.9 of 5 351 reviews
www.saksfifthavenue.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Saks Fifth Avenue Reviews in Santa Barbara, CA

Updated Dec 9, 2013

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67% Approve of the CEO

Saks Fifth Avenue CEO and Chairman Steve Sadove

Steve Sadove

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A very SLOW store!

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Santa Barbara, CA

I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time

ProsYou are encouraged to create a "book of clients"and "run your own business." You are fairly autonomous and you are able to run your business the way you see fit. Management is easily approachable and will assist you.

ConsIt takes a while to be an accepted to the sales team. There is a double standard between the sales staff and the management team. The CEO is under a lot of pressure to perform, and is raising the bar on a daily basis. To succeed you need to open Credit Accounts and do end of the sale Surveys.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Expect too much for low wages

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Santa Barbara, CA

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

ProsDiscount is a great way to boost your closet

ConsBad Pay and no weekends off

Advice to Senior ManagementDo your own marketing unless you're willing to up your base pay

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Santa Barbara, CA

I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue

ProsGreat place to see fashion trends that are on the higher end. Possibility to make decent money (for students) if you are an avid seller.

ConsI was extremely shocked at the poor level of communication between management and employee. A simple conflict could have been resolved has management kept their word in that they would deal with it however it was never attended to and resulted in an escalated conflict. It is unfortunate for them that they fail to stand up for their dedicated employees in fear of what terrible employees can do to the company reputation.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your word, if you are going to deal with an issue, do it. Also, communicate between yourselves so that you can all be cohesive in approaching situations.

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