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Saks Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Program manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saks (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very Healthy Environment for work life balance

    Cons

    Not open for suggestions from other people

    Advice to Management

    Open for Suggestions from other people


  2. "Saks Naples is run by micro-managing bullies who focus on the negative."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Naples, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Saks (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The discounts, 401K, beautiful merchandise, a few nice people.

    Cons

    You will work harder than you have ever worked in your life to attain very high weekly goals. When you meet them, you will receive a printed handout of the next double or triple point event. These events are almost weekly now that the Naples store is failing and laying off people left and right and most of the good managers have resigned in the past few months. Saks Naples promotes a culture of bullying and if you are not one, you will not survive here. There is a very strong focus on the negative.
    Saks uses the antiquated progressive discipline system which was created in the Henry Ford era to keep factory workers in line. It's a way for employers to set up a power-based, parent/child relationship with their employees. They set the tone for the relationship in their recruiting process. They reinforce the parent/child dynamic through their policies and procedures and cement it once a year with an annual performance review. Then they use progressive discipline to keep people in line.

    Advice to Management

    It is 2017 and past time you got rid of Henry Ford-era progressive discipline policies. Your employees are not wayward children. Threats of termination never made anybody work harder or care more about their work. Close the store now. Cut your losses and go back to managing Toys r us where you belong.


  3. "Visual Designer"

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    Former Employee - Visual Designer in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Visual Designer in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours allowed for a nice work/life balance.

    Cons

    Toxic company! Upper management needs a lesson in professionalism. The yearly raise was a joke. How could .30 could be considered decent at a company who pushes $30,000 coats.
    Upper management promotes:
    *gossip
    *poor leadership
    *lieing
    *theft


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  5. "Specific location is"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palm Desert, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palm Desert, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice physical environment with business hours that allow a home life

    Cons

    Misleading and /or confusing paystructure/incentives.
    Aside from a store tour, management does nothing to train you and make sure you understand the policies , procedures,demands etc of the position. It's sink or swim and do it in 90 days or you're out the door. This specific location is filled with old timers who gossip, complain and tattle. Trust no one.


  6. "Worst company ever"

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is the worst company ever. Very two faced people I'm so happy I'm not there any longer. The management team is very unorganized, and you only move up if kiss management.

    Cons

    Likes I mentioned before very unorganized horrible management. The pay is horrendous even with luxury experiences. I'm so glad I'm not there. Feel so bad to the people that still works there. Bad bad bad...

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep your good employees and not the ones with bad addictions.


  7. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Challenging commission environment. Sales managers are fair and consistent. Service is very important

    Cons

    None. None. None. None. None. None. None none. Nine. None none. None. None. None. None. None.


  8. "Sales. Associate"

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    Current Employee - Million Dollar Book Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Million Dollar Book Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Can be amazing money during busy seasons - great way to hone your stylist skills and easy to clientele

    Cons

    The bickering between associates is appalling - not worth the big paychecks

    Advice to Management

    Barneys has a salary plus commission - you should too to prevent these fights over customers


  9. "Fabulous environment overall but some "sharks" will be found in any retail environment"

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    Former Employee - Channel Counter Manager in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Channel Counter Manager in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, job security, benefits, professional management

    Cons

    People just don't leave! Can be difficult to get promotions


  10. "E commerce specialist"

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    Former Employee - E-Commerce Specialist in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - E-Commerce Specialist in Jackson, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I liked working on chats and emails, and not having to take phone calls

    Cons

    I was the only person of my race in my department and it often led to disparaging comments

    Advice to Management

    Better racial mixture


  11. "Fragrance product specialist"

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    Former Employee - Texas in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Texas in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Saks (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Made great friends coworkers and Clients. Extra discount offers. Free products when new items launch.

    Cons

    Goals are high and unrealistic. They pressure on you to make numbers is overwhelming. You can stay in the same position for a lifetime. They never promote within.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that you were a sales person at one point. In a different time when $$$ wasn't so tight. Times have changed luxury clients are far in between.


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