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Saks Reviews

Updated January 11, 2019
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Pros
  • "great discount, amazing opportunities in the company" (in 10 reviews)

  • "flexible hours, good discount on items" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Buyer"

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

    I have been working at Saks full-time

    Pros

    Varied
    Interesting
    Challenging
    Current
    Fun

    Cons

    Little challenging right now due to cuts


  2. "Saks"

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    Current Employee - Style Advisor in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Style Advisor in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, produuct meetongs awareness

    Cons

    Very competitive associates cut throat sales

    Advice to Management

    Stop posting daily associates figures

  3. "As with any job, you make the best of it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saks full-time

    Pros

    The employee Discount was ok on full price

    Cons

    Regular / usual corporate gripes. Again make the best of it


  4. "Beauty Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Saks full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and sales support.

    Cons

    Policies and goals were unrealistic at times and changed sporadically


  5. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Saks full-time

    Pros

    You’re not micromanaged which is great for someone who is experienced and prefers to be on the sales floor as oppose to always meeting with your manager to go over “numbers”. You have the potential to make a lot of money in this locationa.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the quality of people they’re hiring don’t say we are a high end luxury retailer. We are a department store that sell expensive items. If you’ve worked in a luxury retailer or shipped in one for that matter you know and can feel the difference


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saks (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    excellent management and training and encouragement for pursuit of goals

    Cons

    draw/commission was difficult to maintain. Though it trained you to be your best

    Advice to Management

    the best management training I have ever had.


  7. "Awesome place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saks part-time

    Pros

    had a blast - lots of perks

    Cons

    long hours low pay not great

  8. "Whiplash"

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    Former Employee - Fine Jewelry Sales Associate in Beachwood, OH
    Former Employee - Fine Jewelry Sales Associate in Beachwood, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Resume builder
    A chance to learn about luxury brands
    Opportunity to see one of a kind luxury items
    Some incredible professionals as coworkers

    Cons

    Incompetent management who have no respect for sales associates or department managers

    Terrible pay structure where the 80/20 rule has become 10/90

    Corporate makes selling incredibly difficult

    Buyers are nonresponsive
    Tons of red tape for any special orders

    New initiative biweekly with pressure from the top trickling down causeing stress

    Old bad systems

    The phones don’t work

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your associates


  9. "Smh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Environment, discount, client base , location, brand

    Cons

    Management , management , management , management

    Advice to Management

    Go back and start over learn from the beginning


  10. "Style Adviser review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saks full-time

    Pros

    Discount is great if you love designer products. Good hours and somewhat flexible schedule. I have enjoyed the leadership of my manager. Trying to stay current with new innovative technologies to compete with online

    Cons

    Competitive and no customers or walk ins. We have to rely on our own clientelling and customer outreach but it is pretty impossibly to build a client book when no one comes in. Horrible returns. Slow and boring.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people with an established client book