In today’s connected world, it can be challenging to find the right balance between our work and personal lives. Saks Fifth Avenue encourages you to take time to focus on your personal needs and the things that matter to you. Whether it’s a day off for a doctor’s appointment, a week off to unwind and re-energize, or extended time off to start a new family, finding the time to balance work and life can make a big difference. Work/life balance is crucial for your physical and mental well-being -- and that’s important to us.
- Flexible Work Arrangements
Saks Fifth Avenue supports flexible work arrangements to help Associates manage their time through work/life balance choices. Providing flexible work arrangements allows Associates to achieve a better balance between work and home lives while still strongly contributing to the Company.
Saks Fifth Avenue offers comprehensive benefits package of health, wellness, insurance and financial plans, including medical, dental and vision coverage for same-sex domestic partners. We also provide valuable programs to help with personal needs and transitions.
For example, the Paid Time Off (PTO) program gives eligible Associates a “bank” of time each year, with a specified number of hours that can be used for any reason at all. Whether it’s to stay home when you’re sick, chaperone your child on class outing, or take a vacation.
We have a generous policy of paternity leave and adoption leave, as well as a graduated return to work plan for new parents. Our company also helps Associates with elder care responsibilities by providing a supportive workplace for adult caregivers.
In 2011, Saks Fifth Avenue launched our “Healthy You” initiative. The goal of this program is to provide our Associates with easier access to care and a greater focus on health education to enable them to proactively manage their health. “Healthy You” is administered by a third party in order to protect employee privacy. Features include:
- Wellness Web Site with online health assessments, personalized lifestyle programs and more.
- Biometric Screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI.
- Onsite Health Centers at two of our larger locations, New York City and Jackson, Mississippi.
- National In-Network Access to any CVS Minute Clinic, which provide no-appointment-required visits with Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants for minor heath concerns.