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More responsibilities were placed on some more than others, and it seemed there was a divide as management picked "favourites." It was a chill place to work overall, but what made it stressful was feeling undervalued and simply not enough. This store is notorious for bad reviews and poor customer service, however if you are committed to the customers and helping others, it is a positive and enjoyable experience trying to help people find what they are looking for, or finding alternatives that work for them. You learn a lot of problem solving skills and you learn to multi-task in a big store with lots to do.
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Friendly and amicable coworkers
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Saks has a great collaborative environment that makes all associates feel involved. Working at Saks makes you feel like you are doing important work, and you are able to build many relationships and there is lots of opportunity for growth within the company.
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I only worked as an inventory associate but it was a very enjoyable time. The management was very inclusive and treated all the workers fairly. Made great memories as well
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The management was very friendly, but I don't think they valued employees correctly. The work put in by the workers didn't match what they received in short hours, lay offs and an unpleasant work space.
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I had been working for the Vaughan location for 2 years when I decided to quit. Management were fully aware of bullying by co-workers but failed to take action, talk negatively about employees without realizing we would all hear (break room attatched to their office). So many people decided to leave because management went so downhill after 3 original managers left. Just my experience
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for a minimum wage job the amount of work load is too much. managers back stabbed each other in front of employees and communication with the management team is very poor
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Ensuing each customer was greeted and helped. Building a great rapport with staff and customers. Building a sale through adding on UPT to the transaction
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The company enhanced my skills and abilities. Gaining customer service experience of more than a year give an extra edge to other candidates.
Advising customers was a major part of my job duty. Also, actively doing transactions at the checkout proved me to be an expert on the floor as well on the till.
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Fast paced and busy environment. Helpful management and good team mates. Very appreciative of efforts. Diverse team. Always something to do. No place for slackers.
Pros
Flexible work hours. Great team
Cons
Pay could be better.
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4.0
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Good place to work to increase your knowledge on brands. Management is good and very helpful. Most enjoyable part of the job is helping customers find what they want.
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sometimes the staff isn't welcoming
the store signs confuses customer

very unorganized

management sometimes not willing to help associates

expected to do more than what hired to do
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Have never worked anywhere better. Staff is extremely kind and encouraging and everyone gets along, which makes the shifts go by so quick. Some of the best managers I have ever had. They treat you like a person and do their fair share of the work if it is needed on the floor! Can't speak for the rest of the OFF 5TH stores but if you need a great part time job during school that won't kill your mood and is actually enjoyable this is a great place to start.
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amazing staff, great discount, fun environment
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4.0
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I worked at OFF 5th for 5 months. the manager was doesn't do anything and just sits in his office all day. assistant manager was amazing and actually trained me and helped me with tasks. manager would just come around and criticize and make godawful jokes. department supervisors do way more work than they're paid for and have little opportunity to advance. the discount was nice but you need to buy things on a company credit card with $100 limit. inventory nights were long and hard and the food they supplied was bad but paid well. scheduling is flexible especially for a student. overall I would recommend working here as a part-time job
Pros
Poor training, good employees, good discount, flexible schedule
Cons
Little advancement, poor pay, company credit card
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-place is very disorganized
-management was very inexperienced and did not know how to allocate their human capital whatsoever

-turnover was very high with lots of newcomers but even more people leaving

-lots and lots of drama and bullying among co-workers
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Felt like they were making it up as you were going along. Not really sure how to handle the changing market around clothing retail and had a hard time figuring out the Canadian market initially. However, great training with training courses and constant ability to improve yourself if you want. Also, lots of opportunity due to large number divisions owned by HBC, however that can also make it hard to stand out. To be successful, you need to be organized and have great merchandising skills as they give you basic rules but otherwise you are basically free to do what you think best and how good you are is largely subjective.
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So much to do from covering floor to changing all visual with no help. The management was never on floor to help out but always tells you to get things done.
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The management was absolutely trash, had no knowledge of how to run a store, or even be respectful to their workers. Never work in the Vaughan Mills OFF Fifth location, EVER!
Pros
nothing
Cons
everything
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place is a crazy town the only fun thing about working here is the other coworkers and the security team, plus all the hours and shifts you get, other than that place is a circus managers don't know what there doing one of them hits on every girl employee and there to unorganized
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5.0
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Working at Saks Off Fifth at CrossIron Mills was quite interesting and lots of fun, the staffs are kind and outgoing. They were very patient with the training process and ensured you caught onto basics
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Understaffed, sometimes only two employees in a 30,000sq/ft store. Impossible to keep tidy and tend to (mostly rude)customers. Cutbacks and lay-offs. Not recommended.
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Saks Off Fifth in the Toronto premium outlets was a great place to start my career. Working here taught me many essential skills that are needed in every position within different companies.
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