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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). ”
- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
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Great benefits, flex hours, friendly people and fun culture. A positive work environment despite being in the fashion industry. Work hard, play hard environment.
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.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at kate spade.
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.
- How did you prioritize tasks you had to do in your previous stock position. 1 Answer
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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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...