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"Sales Associate"

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

You can make sales anywhere in the store, not just your department.
You can request to be transferred to a different department.
You have a great support group (depending on your store location), Raleigh store was outstanding.
You are not just restricted to your job duties you are welcome to help with visual team etc.
Management is always ready to help when you are in a bind.
Flexible work schedule.
Commission + Hourly pay in some stores.

Cons

You maybe asked to work outside your job requirements, ex. merchandising, extra hours.
Very competitive, everyone wants to make the sale, you might bump heads with some coworkers.
You must be on the floor at all times, which can be difficult if you need to step away for a few minutes.
If you don't meet sales goals and get returns you could owe the company money hence not make any commission.
Incentives to meet sales goals are not always equal for all sales associates.

Advice to Management

Make sale goal incentives fair to all associates, an associate who works in designer may have only one sale and still make more money than an associate with five sales but works in the children's department.

Other Employee Reviews for Saks Fifth Avenue

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work if you like to sell and are super competitive."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great surroundings, great merchandise, great discounts.

    Cons

    Very high stress, lot of pressure constantly to make sales goals. Poor management. Cut throat environment.

    Advice to Management

    Need to put team building skills in place and stop playing favorites.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Double standards..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time

    Pros

    The discount is good and it looks good on your resume. the exposure to the brands are great and the product knowledge provided by the vendors is excellent.

    Cons

    The pay is horrible and not on an even scale. If associates spend a great deal of money in the store their behavior is overlooked by management even if they went against company policy. When you report anything that is against policy nothing happens. Most managers look out for themselves and put tremendous pressure on the associates. The draw vs commission is horrible because if you work in a top store with huge returns you end up getting wiped and owing the company money. Everything is numbers driven and associates are not appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to help develop associates more. The return policy needs to be strictly followed to cover associates. HR needs to be more confidential with complaints made etc. The store needs to be cleaned properly for the standards of Saks fifth ave and also for the health and well being of the associates.

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