Pros: fashion shows, great name to put on resume
Cons: compenstaion, culture, high turnover rate
Saks gives you the opportunity to run into some pretty big names in fashion. But as with any job in life, you get more if people like you..more so for personal than for productivity. The compensation is horrible. You can literally work 40 hours and week and receive a check of less than 300 dollars.You pretty much have to pay the company to clock in, That is a terrible situation for anyone who actually needs money. I find that the only people that actually make any money are those who have been with the company more than 20 years. A typical day at work usually involves sending prefabricated emails, that are dry to all your clients per managements request, and trying to fight all the unhappy people for sales. I have learned that this is just cool job to put on your resume simply because of the name, but trust you will work hard for very little compensation. The polices are not strict enough, so the employees loose alot of compensation trying not to make a customer mad. they also hate dealing with anything HR related, instead they usually push out the person who has the issue rather than really dealing with it. The turnover rate is astronomical. The cool part is you get the see all the cool fashion, and run into reps for big brands.