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Saks Fifth Avenue Reviews

Updated September 23, 2017
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Richard Baker
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  • But fail to implement policies to make the work place happier resulting in a poor work/life balance (in 31 reviews)

  • Draw vs commission rule for pay, if you're in arrears you won't get commission till you make enough to pay the company back (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "HRM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Love of fashion and retail

    Cons

    Only those at the top gain


  2. "Sales ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Employee discount. Amazing product and vendors.

    Cons

    No raises. HBC cannot make up their minds regarding store operations.

    Advice to Management

    Please take care of your employees. Offer more money and you'll have less turnover.

  3. "Poor management, long hours"

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    Former Employee - Fragrance Specialist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Fragrance Specialist in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount, great people, convenient location

    Cons

    Poor management, long hours, quotas

    Advice to Management

    Spend time on the floor, have a positive attitude, pay more attention to results


  4. "Asset Protection Investigator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Over time, Flexible work schedule, Pay is good

    Cons

    No promotion, Management are lazy and unprofessional, Lack of training, No Human Resources

    Advice to Management

    Have a better relationship with the associates, be more professional, train others so, one day they can be a manager,


  5. "Not the Saks we knew"

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    Current Employee - Visual Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Visual Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vendor relationships and fellow co workers

    Cons

    Horrible upper Management treat people like they are expendable threatening of job layoffs moths prior to a lay off so moral is bad and productivity is low they put people in creative positions up top who have not a clue of style or fashion who are quick to throw people under bus to save there own jobs. HBC has turning Saks to what Macy's did to Bloomingdales there is no longer a luxury feel Richard Baker only cares of real estate not the name on the building.

    Advice to Management

    Make your own decisions with out fear instead of waiting for answers from above that's why you are put in those positions and listening helps, listen to your associates for advice instead of feeling threatened that someone may actually know more then you.


  6. "Easy job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time

    Pros

    Paid on performance, no micromanaging, nice bunch of coworkers.

    Cons

    The location I was in (South Florida) is slow in the summer, people traffic is lower = the sum of your paycheck.


  7. "Brick & Motor Job at Saks"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The commission rate is good.

    Cons

    The store foot traffic is pretty low.

  8. "Saks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time

    Pros

    Love customer service and pleasing clients

    Cons

    Hours are not great

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible about the in times


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good if you are a shark"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Discount on high end clothes

    Cons

    You can't afford those high end clothes even with your discount if you can't make your draw, you really need to make way higher than your weekly draw just to survive.


  10. "Cosmetic sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and beautiful working environment.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to make your numbers without an established book of business.


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