Abusive, and unprofessional
Fifth Avenue Club assistant (Current Employee) – New York, NY – October 31, 2016
Let me break this position down to you as best as possible, especially since I know what it's like to try and research a position no one has provided feedback on. As a FAC Club assistant you'll be assisting unappreciative, money hungry stylists who'll have you doing their job plus yours. While management together with the stylists act busy, you'll actually be the one running their business for them with no compensation, and very little pay. You'll also receive very little training and will be expected to know everything (so just always be ready to make mistakes, and get yelled at for them). This place is extremely abusive, mentally & emotionally that I'm surprised there are still assistants. You're dealing with stylists who are gaining commission which puts them on edge, not to mention their over demanding, extremely entitled clientele. Due to the stress, lack of sleep, and personal problems (you'll gain full knowledge of), ALL will be taken out on you. If you're in the club wanting to gain any productive, creative, fulfilling experiences, especially after college - do not apply. The management sucks, and are extremely unprofessional. You'd think that such a "well respected" company would provide you with the best training, mentoring and work environment, however it is the complete opposite. Overall, no one cares about your improvement at the club career wise, you could do better. Also, they make the discount sound so great! Except it only counts towards a small batch of brands/designers who agree to it, not to mention how you have to take out and use a Saks credit card, lol.
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