kate spade

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3 people found this helpful  

the longer you worked for kate spade the harder they try to get rid of you

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at kate spade full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

they give a fifty per cent discount on their over priced apparel.

Cons

human resources and upper management have no people skills or HR experience. very unkind treatment to store managers. very biased. discriminates against age, race and gender. katie spade would be mortiified if she knew how fifth and pacific, who now owns kate spade, treated her prior staff. they falsify records and ride you to resign. an absolute shame. they have no morales.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Emotionally Draining

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

    I have been working at kate spade full-time

    Pros

    Benefits: health, dental, vision. 401k, life insurance, pto for FT and long term PT. Wardrobing programs, great employee discounts, monthly bonus plan for every team member, frequent contests with prizes (examples: all expense paid trips, apple products, handbags, gift cards).

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations. Bullying (threats, name calling, etc) as a form of motivation. Favoritism is played on multiple levels of discipline and motivation. Name calling and discrimination is common (in the hiring process and beyond).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great for a time, but you have to really drink the koolaid to be there long term.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at kate spade full-time

    Pros

    1. There is strong branding, so you have a good sense of the company aesthetic and point of view. 2. It's a growing company, one of Liz Claiborne's only successes at the moment.
    3. Many good employees

    Cons

    1. It feels very, very corporate because it's owned by Liz Claiborne. Not the Kate Spade from 10 years ago - Kate herself doesn't even have anything to do with the company anymore which many people don't realize.
    2. Feels hard to move up unless you put in a LOT of time, and even then the promotions I saw weren't huge.
    3. Strong branding can be a negative if you don't live and breathe ks. You have to totally get behind the "schtick."
    4. Some very bad seeds employee-wise too, which can cancel out the good ones.
    5. Poor pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication, hire employees more effectively, try to keep a small company feel even though the company is owned by LC.

    No opinion of CEO
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