Saks Fifth Avenue

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Employee Reviews
(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous Review Image
"The work life balance is flexible. The work is demanding and you’ll have to work after hours/be accessible. BUT as long as you get your work done, they are very flexible with your time."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Saks Fifth Avenue can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"After my first baby, I was able to negotiate a 4 day work week with my boss. It’s been 3 years and it’s been awesome! Also you can work remotely if needed. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
10 Paid | 2 Unpaid
Would you recommend Saks Fifth Avenue to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Disproportionate amount of leadership is male, yet majority of the workplace is female. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"no"
One thing Saks Fifth Avenue can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Merchandise Planner, Retail
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Saks Fifth Avenue to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Terrible maternity leave policy. Does have nice and private pump rooms. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"no"
One thing Saks Fifth Avenue can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Planning department is MUCH more flexible with hours spent in the office than Merchandising"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"NA"
Would you recommend Saks Fifth Avenue to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Stay Away from this disfunctional mess. Mopping up messes all day instead of fixing problems really sucks."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"no"
One thing Saks Fifth Avenue can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Call Center Represenitive, Customer Service
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Saks Fifth Avenue to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Management was consistently unaware of how much time and effort goes into both daily and sporadic projects, which lead to inefficiencies throughout the organization. In addition, this greatly impacted their ability to judge how employees performed."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Saks Fifth Avenue can improve?
"Improve training and growth paths for employees."
Position or Department
Assistant Buyer, Retail
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Saks Fifth Avenue to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Men and women on the sales floor are encouraged to look their best, with good reason. It's directed at all sexes, so while it might seem a bit constrictive, it isn't sexist in nature and appeals to the idea that an associate is really selling the brand. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Saks Fifth Avenue can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Associate, Operations
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Full time positions allowing for family friendly hours are few and far between. Your best bet for those is probably a support position rather than a sales position. Part time positions definitely seem more flexible no matter which department. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Saks Fifth Avenue to other women?
"There seem to be a few instances in which some members of management prefer to work with and communicate better with men, and it can be very frustrating. "
Anonymous Review Image
"Saks Fifth Avenue is one of the best places to work in Corporate Retail. I joined the Company's e-commerce division early in my fashion career after making a career transition from the Finance industry. My boss was one of the best bosses I've ever had in my career, I had wonderful colleagues, and I worked with products that I loved. Due to the nature of the Company's work, the merchants in the Company have significant control over operations, which can be challenging from a merchandise planning perspective in terms of planning and development tied to financial responsibilities. However, it was a great place to work for cross-functional collaboration in order to get the job done to achieve significant growth results as a merchant team and on a personal professional level. I highly recommend the Company for career growth and advancement opportunities."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Saks Fifth Avenue can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Planner, Shoes and Handbags, E-commerce
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Saks Fifth Avenue to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Women are expected to have a perspective, a strong voice, and a seat at the table. There are women in senior leadership positions and historically the company has been family friendly, although would be great to see a childcare option at work for backup. However, since Saks was acquired by Hudson's Bay Company, changes have been made to benefits so only time will tell."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Saks Fifth Avenue can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Saks Fifth Avenue to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Note that the policy for paid leave at Saks/HBC varies depending on where you are in the hierarchy of the organization and how long you've been there. I got 8 weeks paid leave (through disability) and 4 unpaid (FMLA) but most employees get a lot less. I worked at HBC/Saks in IT for 3 years. The schedule is predictable and the work can be really fun. However, it's the most political place I've ever worked in my 15 year (so far) career and in my opinion, the political climate was a lot harder on women than on men."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Principal Software Engineer, IT
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Paid | 4 Unpaid
Would you recommend Saks Fifth Avenue to other women?
"Fun work, predictable schedule, but women held to higher standards for leadership positions"
Anonymous Review Image
"I've worked here for 5 years and there are a lot of women working here, but predominantly in support roles. Generally I believe they are treated fairly. Upper management is male dominant but direct management is all female."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Senior Assistant Buyer, buying
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Paid | 6 Unpaid
Would you recommend Saks Fifth Avenue to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"They have to be self motivated and be able to go on a roller coaster ride of emotions and money income."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Sales Assoc., Shoes
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Saks Fifth Avenue to other women?
"It depends on personality of individual"
Anonymous Review Image
"Know your self worth and expect nothing less from the company."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
APM, AP
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Saks Fifth Avenue to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"keep positive and do your job!"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Saks Fifth Avenue to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Stay away from drama."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Beauty specialist, cosmetics
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Saks Fifth Avenue to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"It is a very challenging job but rewarding"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
sales, N/A
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Saks Fifth Avenue to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Work like a slave Bad paid."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Saks Fifth Avenue to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"Be very discreet. Mind your own business. Do not trust people. Especially the nice ones."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Saks Fifth Avenue to other women?
"It is for someone with fairly thick skin. A lot of politics. Coworkers can be quite unfriendly and unwelcoming when you start. Turnover can be quite high. The customers you meet are very interesting. You will definitely sharpen your skills as a salesperson, if you use the tools provided."
Anonymous Review Image
"Since it was bought out by a large company, it has become more commercial which is sad. Longer hours, more frequent sales (which create more blackout days for taking time off) basically it's taken the exclusivity and luxury that once was Saks and has turned it into a more "common" place."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Saks Fifth Avenue to other women?
"It's commission based, so when people don't come into the store, it can be very challenging. If you"
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