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kate spade Co-President and COO Craig Leavitt
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    Fun environment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate

    I have been working at kate spade part-time (less than an year)


    New merchandise every 2-3 weeks usually (outlet)
    Lots of varieties to spend your discount on!
    Flexible hours
    Friendly co-workers


    Some not so nice managers
    Some 5 hour shifts (tiring since you get one break only)
    Didn't get proper training when boarded
    End of the year blackout! Meaning no requesting days off! (common in retail)

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    Go over all rules, policies, codes, etc. such as dress code, RTO, availability, breaks, discounts...

    Neutral Outlook
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kate spade Interviews

Updated Nov 25, 2014
Updated Nov 25, 2014

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    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at kate spade.

    Interview Details

    I applied on a Sunday online and got a call on a Monday for an interview for Thursday. I have no prior work experience so I was shocked that they wanted to interview me. I went in for my interview at 3:30 with two other girls. She didn't ask me as many questions as she asked the other girls. I drove home and once I got into my driveway I had a voicemail from the woman I interviewed with and when I called her back she offered me a position.

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    There was no negotiation. $10/hr and you get a 75% discount 3 times a month.
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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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