Saks Fifth Avenue Reviews

Updated May 25, 2020

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2.9
35%
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52%
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Saks Fifth Avenue CEO Helena Foulkes (no image)
Helena Foulkes
79 Ratings
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  • "They have been instructed by upper management to hire only younger employees(in 57 reviews)

  • "Really long hours during holiday season(in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Great Perks but also Lots of Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -get rewarded for hard work -recognized by managers for good presentations -perks are great, can work from home and there are a lot of working moms that can work from home -flexible PTO -learning opportunities

    Cons

    -lots of pressure to do well and increase business sales

    Saks Fifth Avenue2019-10-01
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not great for career"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of passion for brand and succeeding.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, very unprofessional environment and no encouragement of career development.

    Saks Fifth Avenue2020-05-22
  3. "Great luxury company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time

    Pros

    Top notch apparel form top designers

    Cons

    Economy can impact the luxury category

    Saks Fifth Avenue2020-04-30
  4. "Great Place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time

    Pros

    Had a great manager, hard working and dedicated. one of the healthiest work environments I've experienced & many talented people.

    Cons

    Politics as usual, favoritism among various departments but glad to say that not everyone is like this. .

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    Saks Fifth Avenue2020-04-19
  5. "Great Place / Great Discounc"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Visual Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time

    Pros

    fun, good fashion, nice people

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Saks Fifth Avenue2020-04-19
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Think long and hard before you work here"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You’ll learn how to deal with and handle a variety of people and situation, the worst and the best of it

    Cons

    Awful pay , hostile and unprofessional coworkers, super outdated tech system that make should job a lot harder than it should be

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    Saks Fifth Avenue2020-05-25
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Long Road"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Discount and the health insurance isn't bad in comparison to other retailers

    Cons

    Promotions are rare, pay is low. Don't come in as an assistant thinking in a few years you will be a buyer. It's a hustle, you have to be willing to put everything else aside for a very long time to get any traction.

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    Saks Fifth Avenue2020-04-15
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Overall positive experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Planner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, unlimited PTO, employee discount, sample sales, etc.

    Cons

    Does not pay overtime. Occasionally overextended due to downsized workforce.

    Saks Fifth Avenue2020-04-15
  9. "Beautiful products fair management fabulous customers"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue part-time

    Pros

    Customer relationships, salary, time off, great management

    Cons

    For those who aren’t accustomed to retail hours ie holidays nights weekends the schedule would be a con. For those acclimated To retail schedules there is not a negative to working for this company

    Saks Fifth Avenue2020-04-16
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Very bad"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    they are flexible with schedules

    Cons

    Managers at boca very unprofessional they look at you like you were nothing and coworkers are very competitive and some of them has mental issues beside hourly pay is very low and to do commission is almost impossible.

    Saks Fifth Avenue2020-05-21
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