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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Kenneth Cole full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked there for years and enjoyed 90% of it. Great benefits. Great store level dynamic.

    Cons

    Through the years the communication started breaking down due to VERY bad decisions in upper management and hiring of incompetant DMs who were so concerned about losing teir jobs that they threw anyone else under the bus. There was a division between store level and corporate level that didn't exist before and store management was threatened with termination for speaking to anyone in corporate without permission.

    Advice to Management

    The company is all but dead at this point. They are fighting to stay alive and won't listen to the people who are at store level and know what is actually going on. Hire from within. Promote. Listen. Keep promises


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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Kenneth Cole (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    It was really short and sweet. I applied at the mall so we left the store and sat at Pinkberry for the interview. Dress professionally But fashionable. For example: Heels, a blazer, and black dress pants. Hair, nails, and eyebrows need to be groomed. Wear natural makeup or a clean red lip. Interview was short and easy. Smile and have personality but be professional. speak intelligently.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if a customer purchased two right shoes in a box?   1 Answer
    • Where do you get your fashion inspiration from?   1 Answer
    • What is your fashion style like ?   1 Answer

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Website www.kennethcole.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1982
Type Company - Public
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Kenneth Cole is a trendy old sole. Known for its shoes, Kenneth Cole Productions makes stylish apparel and accessories under the Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Unlisted, and Gentle Souls names, licensing the Bongo and Le Tigre brands. Kenneth Cole licenses its name for hosiery, luggage, watches, and eyewear. It continues to expand, adding new lines for women and children, as well as fragrances. About 5,500 department and specialty stores carry its products. Kenneth Cole operates about 110 retail and outlet stores and sells through catalogs and websites ... More

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