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"tiring and stressful environment, ok for entry level job"

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Current Employee - Merchandising Assistant in New York, NY
Current Employee - Merchandising Assistant in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

generous employee discount and vacation time

Cons

long hours
competitive co workers
unorganized
little communication for top mgmt

Advice to Management

be more supportive

Other Employee Reviews for Saks Fifth Avenue

  1. Helpful (1)

    "fun"

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    Current Contractor - Digital Tech in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Digital Tech in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good food (they offer breakfast and lunch to keep you happy fat and full), Good people (great bosses and great coworkers), easy work relative to most photo-shoots since everything is the same every day. No setting up lights because its the same every day.

    Cons

    Not enough work and not enough pay. The pay for retouchers and digital techs is about 200 a day. Not enough to live comfortably in NYC and the work as retoucher is very fast paced (crank out those pics)

    Advice to Management

    Add more staff.


  2. "Handbag Associate"

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    Former Employee - Handbag Associate in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Handbag Associate in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with amazing designer handbags such as Chanel, Dior, and Prada. Amazing employee discount even on brands that never go on sale. The opportunity to make a decent sales commission.

    Cons

    Working on the sales floor is extremely competitive. Be careful of other employees who have reputation of stealing others sales. If working as a full time employee be aware that if a customer returns an item that counts against your sales goals. Since the pay is based on the draw system you either make your hourly or you make your commission, whichever is higher. But in order to make commission you must be above your sales goals weekly to stay out of the hole.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equally. Management tends to side with whomever has the highest sales.


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