Pros: cafeteria, building being air-cooled and heated, safe working environment, caring managers, teamwork oriented.
Cons: strengent work completion schedual, low pay, not working sufficient hours.
As a receiving clerk i began my morning unloading and processing merchandise from inbound trailers that arrived during the night. Work was completed when all processable merchandise was distributed to applicable areas via mechanized conveyor system.
What i learned at Saks, was the more i knew about my job, the more i was able to contribute to its effectiveness. – more... That mind-set helped me make suggestions that improved processes and save money. This not only benefited the company, it made work simpler for me.
The management team at Saks, in my opinion did a wonderful job under very stringent controls. They were given instructions by their bosses to complete all work in their departments within a established minimum time frame. To compensate us they gave us as many incentives as possible.
My co-workers for the most part worked very well together, i got along with all of them as well. When i was assigned to the small package area and i got swamped, they would gladly come and help and like wise when they needed help i would help them. We were very team work oriented.
The hardest part of the job was trying to complete all work within the established time frame. The time frame didn't take in to consideration that the total amount of fright in-coming was not always the same. Sometimes it was less and sometimes more. Another factor was the conveyer system would routinely malfunction.
The most enjoyable part of working as Saks, was the work environment and the facility. I got along with everyone and always felt safe. Management would routinely sponsor parties and events for all employees to come together and socialize for a couple of hours. The facility had a full cafeteria and the building was cooled and heated. – less