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Saks Fifth Avenue Reviews

Updated January 18, 2019
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  • "Complete lack of work/life balance and no alignment between expectations and compensation/benefits" (in 36 reviews)

  • "The draw vs commission pay structure is an absolute nightmare unless you sell over 1 million a year you will make nothing" (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Previous Fifth Avenue Cub Associate, currently BA Brunello Cucinelli"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing Fashion, Independence,Running your own business

    Cons

    Company is not consistent with rules,they make decisions based on who is asking them.

    Advice to Management

    Fairness, Favorites , not addressing inappropriate behaviors of staff,


  2. "Great Culture poor owners"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employee discount was worth the job.

    Cons

    H.R. is not on your side.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the associates not the management.

  3. "Hard work but pays off"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Pay is based on commission so you work hard you get paid. Fun environment.

    Cons

    Competing with co workers not so fun.

    Advice to Management

    Favoritism isn’t cool.


  4. "La Mer Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Beverly Hills Saks is a luxury retailer where you are able to put your personal and creative skills to work.

    The work schedule allows for a great work and life balance and the compensation is also relatively good as long as you can sell!

    Cons

    It may become a bit repetitive if you don't keep your long-term goal in mind and strive for growth.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "a good short term or "inbetween" job"

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    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, great work/life balance, great discount.

    Cons

    inconsistent pay, bad benefits, unrealistic sales goals. still required to make up returns when you come back from vacation.


  6. "Stylist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Work with extraordinary pieces from fashion industry

    Cons

    Lots of competition and immaturity amongst the teams


  7. "Long hours with Not enough pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you make a good commission on every sale

    Cons

    when customers return their merchandise they take it out your check

  8. "sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue part-time

    Pros

    learning from upper management & store buyers, discounts on merchadise

    Cons

    upper management is tough and unfriendly- within your own department can vary

    Advice to Management

    remember everyone started somewhere!


  9. "Solid job experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue part-time

    Pros

    Strong team management
    Positive working atmosphere
    Good insight of designer's collection

    Cons

    Poor digital support
    No everyone is at the page


  10. "Saks"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bala-Cynwyd, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bala-Cynwyd, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    employee discount - double discount once a month.

    Cons

    pay, vacation time - no paid sick days, only vacation

    Advice to Management

    None.