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Updated Jun 8, 2021

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3.3
43%
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55%
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167 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great discount and so much room for growth(in 135 reviews)

  • "Great employee discount for shopping(in 127 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper management put all the responsibility on sales staff(in 60 reviews)

  • "competitive and long hours at work(in 49 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      company

      Jun 7, 2021 - Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      wonderful place to work, enjoyed it

      Cons

      nothing bad to say about company

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Working @ Saks

      May 17, 2021 - Merchandising Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Really great employee discount - Can be a fast-paced environment - Variety of expectations while on the job, but not difficult to learn at all

      Cons

      - Employees can be entitled at times - The amount of work does not always feel like it is equal to the amount of pay - Sometimes stressful; work comes home with you

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Compensation

      Jun 8, 2021 - Sales Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing fun atmosphere big paychecks

      Cons

      Fighting amongst sales associates straight commission

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice place to work

      Jun 7, 2021 - Sales Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company and can make money

      Cons

      Too competitive among workers and not friendly

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Decent experience

      Jun 4, 2021 - Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good employee discount and emphasis on cross selling

      Cons

      Didn't love my coworkers at that location

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      A good place to work but...

      May 21, 2021 - Style Advisor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Relaxed atmosphere, not a lot of micromanagement, good discount. Pre-Covid commission sales were good, co-workers were overall great, making it a fun place to work (most of the time). Good health insurance, dental, vision.

      Cons

      Zero room for growth or promotion. You will stay in the role you were hired. They do not promote from within. Ever. They have many lawsuits for unpaid wages and labor violations. Managers are not helpful if you have an issue. Strange hierarchy exists in the store, where management is treated like gold and sales associates are of little value. No on site HR Dept if you have an issue.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good job in the Miami area!

      May 1, 2021 - Retail Sales Associate in Miami, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Managers are caring, and if you want to grow they will keep that in mind. Pay is good in the Miami area. Your clients will make your days more fun! Many events that make the work enviornment more fun to be in.

      Cons

      Spamming customers with emails. You have to send 200 a week. Can be toxic if it's a strictly commission-based area. Clients will text you to help them even when it's your day off.

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Meh

      Jun 7, 2021 - Beauty Specialist in San Antonio, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great discounts, ok pay, steady hours

      Cons

      Unattainable goals/metrics Very toxic/sales shark environment Superficial coworkers Bossy clients SLOW business You’ll have to do most business buy cold calling and texting and emailing your clients, they’ll be burned out and start ignoring you since there’s an event happening every other week.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Not What it Seems

      Jun 8, 2021 - Support Associate in Miami, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility, Discounts, Accountability, nothing else

      Cons

      Parking, pay, advancement opportunities, toxic work environment

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee

      stressful

      Jun 8, 2021 - Stylist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good discount looks great on resume if you want to pursue high end fashion

      Cons

      stressful work environment, low pay, employees are unappreciated

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