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Saks Fifth Avenue Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2019

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2.8
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34%
Recommend to a Friend
57%
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Helena Foulkes
51 Ratings
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  • "Upper Management does not value employees(in 50 reviews)

  • "long hours and overtime (even though you get over time pay)(in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for lots of flexibility

    Cons

    Lack of stock and inventory

    Advice to Management

    Very supportive

    Saks Fifth Avenue2019-04-17
  2. "Not really a luxury working environment"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hands off management Requires little effort A lot of free time

    Cons

    Lacks organization, communication, professionalism, accountability

    Saks Fifth Avenue2019-08-23
  3. "Not Impressed"

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    Former Employee - General Office 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Decent discount - excellent brands

    Cons

    -no internal growth -horrible HR -Lazy management -ops team does all the work with no potential future in the company

    Advice to Management

    If you can't invest in your employees future, how can you expect them to value and invest with the company.

    Saks Fifth Avenue2019-08-09
  4. "Assistant operator manager, daily office work, CRM, daily audit"

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    Former Employee - General Office Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time

    Pros

    People are nice there,easy to work with senior leader groups

    Cons

    Slow pace of work, some coworker are less knowledgeable

    Saks Fifth Avenue2019-05-24
  5. "Disgusting"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Discount is great, that is about it

    Cons

    - Upper Management - Product Offering - Lack of Transparency - Wages - Health Benefits, or lack there of

    Advice to Management

    Shut down

    Saks Fifth Avenue2019-06-26
  6. "used to work at saks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time

    Pros

    great discount,nice work environment nice coworkers

    Cons

    horrible management team always out of stock they never appreciate hard working associates

    Saks Fifth Avenue2019-05-20
  7. "Stylist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time

    Pros

    Fashion Freedom Team Work Product Knowledge Meetings Freedom of expression with style

    Cons

    More opportunity for growth in structure

    Saks Fifth Avenue2019-03-26
  8. "Not Quite a Fairytale"

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

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time

    Pros

    Great staff discount. Good for making connections with powerful people aka your clients.

    Cons

    Pretty much a slave, I would receive texts, e-mails and calls at all times of the day/night from clients about really stupid things. Toxic gossipy environment. Managers were not educated enough on processes and would be close to useless when dealing with an angry customer. Some days it would be completely empty and when you're in a commission based environment, it gets BORING.

    Advice to Management

    Educate yourselves and value more than your appearance. You've lost A LOT of good associates because you were too busy sucking up to terrible people who suck up right back to you,

    Saks Fifth Avenue2019-04-04
  9. "It is a good place to work if you like designer label"

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

    I have been working at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time

    Pros

    the benefits and corporate discounts are great

    Cons

    low pay and too much work to do

    Saks Fifth Avenue2019-02-26
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Style Advisor (Canada)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great staff discount for luxury products. Vendor discount sales for employees semi-annually.

    Cons

    Saks in Canada is an absolute joke in comparison to our Ameeican counterpart. Outdated and complicated POS systems that take a real learning curve to get used to. No inventory ordering system but instead we're told to text a "locator" at another location to find what we need, sometimes never hearing back. Buyers seem to have no understanding or care for luxury market in Canada. Rather than introduce luxury designer...

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    Advice to Management

    It's great that you're putting a 250 million investment in renovating your flagship store in NYC. Why not invest some in your stores in Canada to grow your brand across the continent? Otherwise why did you bother expanding to Canada to begin with?

    Saks Fifth Avenue2019-03-02
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