kate spade Reviews

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kate spade Co-President and COO Craig Leavitt
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  • Great place to work for a while but if you want to grow in your career you have to leave (or threaten to).

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at kate spade full-time (More than 3 years)

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, flex hours, friendly people and fun culture. A positive work environment despite being in the fashion industry. Work hard, play hard environment.

    Cons

    They don't promote from within. There are some stagnant and ineffective managers in place which has resulted in some pretty great talent jumping ship. The company seems to know it's an issue but doesn't do anything about it.

    Advice to Management

    Make the tough call to get rid of the dead weight and show the people who deserve it that you appreciate them.


kate spade Interviews

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    Stock Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at kate spade.

    Interview

    Very relaxed with an assistant manager and the stock supervisor. Asked you basic questions about yourself and your work experience. They wanted to know how you handled working as a team and how productive you were in your previous positions.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you prioritize tasks you had to do in your previous stock position.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was able to ask for $.50 more because of my experience. Doesn't seem like much, but for a college student it's a big difference.

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Website www.katespade.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1993
Type Company - Public (KATE)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Coach

kate spade's story is one of simplicity, like the bags it sells, and expansion. The company, begun in 1993 by designer Kate Spade and her husband Andy to make kate spade handbags, has since lent its uncomplicated design for the manufacture of stationery, various functional bags (think diaper bags), and licensed products -- with lines of homewares (sheets, tabletop items, and wallpaper), as well as beauty items, eyewear, and shoes. Women's items are sold under the kate spade name; men's products carry the jack spade moniker. Owned by Liz Claiborne, the firm distributes... More

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