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Saks Fifth Avenue :OFF FIFTH - operations early start times
Operations Associate (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON25 September 2017
poor management and communication. worked in operations early start times 6 am. had good team to work with in operations we would receive and unload merchandise, stock floors and complete inventory counts.
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Brand Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 September 2017
High sales expectations that do not meet the traffic of the store. Also poor management. They also events too much. that train the customers to only seek things during gift card events. SO much of the sales are done during that time period.
Cons
Poor management
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Bad management
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB1 August 2017
The store overall isn's that busy during the week. The management is just on your head all the time and would require you to fix clothes hung on racks all the time.They cant stand you being idle even for a second. Too much unnecceasry work to do for an outlet store. Would not reccomend anyone ever. Not even a good place to shop.
Pros
great discounts
Cons
no new good items
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High turnover with a cause
Brand Ambassador (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON24 July 2017
It is unbelievable how a large corporation can be managed so poorly. Store managers are very into micro-management, eg. high performing associates are watched by asset protection constantly, and poorly performed associates are nailed heavily by selling managers. Over the course of this year HBC was going through restructuring, where they let go of some really nice managers and kept the sit-all-day ones.
Pros
Great commission if you have the clientele.
Cons
Store traffic is slow on most day, unless you have the clientele, it's going to be bad commission income. You work 8.5 hr and gets paid for 7.5 hr.
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Fun and great place to work.
Sales Manger (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 May 2017
As a manager your typical day starts with quick meeting with morning staff, then follow up emails, floor presence, afternoon huddle and more floor presence helping your team and clients giving them service as we mean it. The hardest part is when you have not enough time in one work day to do all you have to; the most enjoyable part of this job is to see how creative the stylists are and the happiness of the clients leaving the store with this black shopping bag with the beautiful bow on it.
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Great work enviornment
Fashion Consultant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 March 2017
A great place to continue to expand my network of clients and hone my interpersonal and selling skills. Management was friendly and helpful. Would recommend Saks!
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Fun Place to Work, Yet Management Needs Some Training
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Rocky View, AB22 January 2017
Management can have trouble organizing simple tasks such as break schedules. Definitely needs more training, otherwise - great coworkers and keeps you busy.
Pros
Coworkers
Cons
Management
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Fantastic group of people in a fast paced work environment
Customer Service Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 December 2016
A truly excellent place to work in customer service. My role was to engage customers, let them know about the store's current promotions and events, sign them up for accounts, as well as guide customers to the places they wished to go. Very simple, easy, and fulfilling.

The management, although large, is thoroughly invested in you and wants you to succeed. I've never met a group of managers more willing to help you out with an issue.
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Good products
Sales Associate - Menswear (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 November 2016
Strong vendor relationships, lots of product knowledge sessions, efficient client application to track progress, meet interesting customers, great networking
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Fun workplace
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  rideau Ottawa, ON3 October 2016
The best part of working here for me is satisfying customers, it makes me happy.

They base your performance on how much credit cards you sell for the company.

All the managers are amazing except one (she does not respect her workers)

Great Associates, and very great diversity

Not a lot of work to do and they place extra pressure on associates when the store isn't making money
Pros
Wonderful co workers
Cons
Low pay and Low amount of shifts
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Loved it
Merchandising (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 May 2016
I loved working there, i got to meet new people and have a good team to work with as well, i would love to work there again. the workers there are very hard working and always take what they do serious. the job wasn't hard when you was having so much fun.
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Competitve, high level customer service
Kiehl's Customer Representative (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 April 2016
- selling to customers, striving to complete sales goals
- learned how to clientele
- management always open to listen
- co-workers are friendly, supportive
- hardest part of the job was to hit sales goals and numbers
- most enjoyable part of the job satisfying clients
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fun place to work
Sales Associate/Cashier (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON1 April 2016
Fun place to work at but the hours are inconsistant you can go fom 40 hours to 3 hours week by week.It's a big team alot of people working there so there is someone for everyone .
Pros
good breaks
Cons
hours are inconsistant
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