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Saks Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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  1. "Beauty Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Beauty Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Beauty Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hourly Rate, benefits & vacation great

    Cons

    High pressure to make sales quteos for the month, pretty slowing and can be boring


  2. "Style Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Saks full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, is commission based but will if you know the product and are passionate sales come easy.

    Cons

    Retail hours so you feel like you live in the store :(

  3. "Sales Associate saks.com"

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

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

    Pros

    This was a cool job. Pay day was EVERY FRIDAY.

    Cons

    Involuntary overtime during FRIENDS & FAMILY event.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  4. "Its easy to be a sales associate with a company that is associated with luxury."

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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 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great hours
    self based goals
    clientele freedom
    multiple departments to increase commission

    Cons

    lack of leadership presence
    limited stability

    Advice to Management

    consider sales, attendance and clientele skills before terminating. Be more flexible!


  5. "Brand Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent discount, some coworkers were nice.

    Cons

    Poor pay; indifferent upper management.


  6. "E-commerce"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saks full-time

    Pros

    Employee Discount was really good

    Cons

    High turn over within the company


  7. "Good so far"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saks full-time

    Pros

    People. Clients. Management is on top of you.

    Cons

    Salary. So far no cons.

  8. "Senior Assistant Planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    40% discount (increased a few times a year)

    Cons

    Management very aloof and not interesting in helping with career advancement
    Favoritism for some employees that are very toxic to those they manage
    No raises when increasing responsibilities and workload
    Laid off thousands of people recently, VERY low morale
    Benefits that have been chosen as our plan are very expensive premiums for very high deductibles and poor insurance


  9. "Cosmetics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good discount. Decent selection of items depending on location.

    Cons

    Poor management skills throughout the store.


  10. "The Glam is a Sham"

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    Current Employee - Sales Lead
    Current Employee - Sales Lead
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High end brands and new trends

    Cons

    Does not give raises. negotiate your pay higher when you start. No employee loyalty. Will sell you out for an extra dollar. Same promotions over and over again.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are the face of your corporate company. When they come to work it should feel like coming home. We spend more time there than with our families because of the lack of work life balance. Managers are stressed ---->employees and there families are stressed --->customers are stressed --->low moral, poor work environment, low customer experience . Work on yourself at the top as leaders and it will show across the board.


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