Saks Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Brand Ambassador

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's nice to have training with vendors to preview new merchandise for the next season. You can build your "own business" if you work hard to built client book.

    Cons

    Parking is bad...pay is better at other luxury retail stores. Low inventory at times.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more incentives for your employees. Restructure commission policy.


  2. sales associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saks full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great inventory and customers enjoyed my co workers

    Cons

    hard work long hours customer returns

    Advice to Management

    treat all employees the same. no politics


  3. Helpful (1)

    Store merchandise associate review

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    Current Employee - Merchandise Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Merchandise Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Saks

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

    Pros

    Alternating weekends off Which you don't see in retail . Commute benefits . Great PTO and comp days for holidays worked

    Cons

    Health insurance is expensive , tedious work on a daily basis . . Too many personalities . No opportunity for growth

    Advice to Management

    Reward more often your employees for their good work , it will keep your employees working and happy . Stand up for your employees and increase the step up plan for employees to move up


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Empty Promises

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    discount, meeting so many people

    Cons

    because of the draw vs. commission pay structure, it sound like a good payoff at first right? 10$ vs. your commission 6-10% on what you sell depending what category it is....BUT! Saks will always win. They don't tell you that they get to hire as many people as they want to because, technically they are not paying you at all! You will be forced to act like a shark in order to make a dollar.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Unrealistic sales goals

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwich, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwich, CT

    I have been working at Saks

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Store manager is excellent. Store hours are great, realistic for location.

    Cons

    There is a dwindling number of customers that walk into the store, and employees (even NEW) are responsible for increasing sales from the previous year.... Unless you have worked in this store for at least 10 years, you can forget about making your numbers, and the threat of being fired in your first six months is HUGE! Although store manager is great, some department managers are not.

    Advice to Management

    Give new employees a chance, and value hard work and effort over just sales.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Worst company

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Saks

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

    Pros

    The discount is not too bad

    Cons

    Worst job ever! The managers are very unprofessional! Clients return the merchandise all the time! The only people that make money are the ones who work on The Club! Bad training, they don't provide product knowledges

    Advice to Management

    Don't waist your time


  8. sales consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saks part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, weekly pay, and never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Atlanta is always behind in product


  9. Helpful (1)

    Relaxed, Fun Environment, Great Benefits, Poorly Trained Managers

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I am directly underneath my manager, so I do feel that I get direct answers and quickly, however those answers can be frustrating. I have ended up doing a lot of babysitting instead of innovating. A common problem in workplaces, I assume. The benefits are great, the pay is skimpy. You can dress like you get paid more than you do... I always always get to leave at 6. We promptly close the studio then. I am lucky to not have the complaints of overtime like my friends.

    Cons

    When I try to help and fix a lingering inefficiency issue, or bring it to my managers attention, I get met with "Not my problem". Also been promised there is no future for me beyond my current position. Manager admittedly told me he thought I would surely leave after being here for 6 months. My direct coworker was hired explicitly due to nepotism (she and my manager have admitted to that fact)

    Advice to Management

    More solution based-conversations. Do we really have to stick to the old adage of "too much red-tape?" Why can't we think positively instead of insisting that problem solving would "diminish my job here"?


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good luxury retail experience, poor management

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

    I have been working at Saks

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

    Pros

    Great experience in selling luxury brands

    Cons

    Poor management help, expectations are high while support is low. Also they don't believe in promoting great employees

    Advice to Management

    Support the ideas and initiatives of your employees


  11. sales

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saks

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    discounts for employees is good

    Cons

    scheduling confliction can be complex



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