Working at Kenneth Cole | Glassdoor

Kenneth Cole Overview

New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
1982
Company - Private
Department, Clothing, & Shoe Stores
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. designs, sources and markets a broad range of fashion footwear, handbags and apparel and, through license agreements, designs and markets apparel and accessories under its Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Unlisted and Gentle Souls ... Read more

Mission: The Company believes the diversity of its product offerings distinguishes the Company from its competitors in terms of product classifications (men’s, women’s and children’s footwear, handbags, apparel and accessories), prices ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Getting ready for the holidays with the CFDA and Kenneth Cole! Kenneth Cole is among the few designers featured in 'The CFDA Loves The Holidays' shop at the new Fred Segal flag ship store on Sunset Boulevard, LA.

    http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQDbB

    The CFDA Loves The Holidays: Kenneth Cole | News | CFDA

    Giving back is part of the holiday spirit, which is something Kenneth Cole has perfected. This season, he's also part of The CFDA Loves The Holidays shop at the new Fred Segal on Sunset Boulevard. We asked Kenneth what he loved about our collaboration with the LA retail legend and his favorite things about the holidays.

  • This Veterans Day, Kenneth Cole Productions remembers all the sacrifices made by our military. While no amount of appreciation will be sufficient enough to honor them, today and tomorrow we celebrate and honor our Veterans and their families.

    To commemorate Veteran’s Day this year, KCP joined forces with Men’s Warehouse to produce the below video celebrating the impact of the AWEARNESS program in the United States.

    http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQuYW

    KENNETH CUT.mp4

    Shared with CloudApp

See AllSee All

Kenneth Cole – Why Work For Us?


undefined

Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. designs, sources and markets a broad range of fashion footwear, handbags and apparel and, through license agreements, designs and markets apparel and accessories under its Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Unlisted and Gentle Souls brand names. The Company also designs, develops, markets and sources sportswear, footwear, handbags and other accessories under the Le Tigre brand name. In addition, the Company designs, develops and sources private label footwear and handbags for selected retailers. The Company’s products are targeted to appeal to fashion conscious consumers, reflecting a modern metropolitan perspective and a lifestyle uniquely associated with Kenneth Cole. These products include core basics that generally remain in demand from season to season and fashion products that are designed to establish or capitalize on market trends. The combination of core products and fashion styles provides freshness in assortments and maintains a fashion-forward image, while a multiple brand strategy helps diversify business risk. 

The Company markets its products to approximately 5,700 department and specialty store locations, as well as through its Consumer Direct business, which includes full-priced retail stores, Company Stores (“outlets”) and e-commerce. The Company believes the diversity of its product offerings distinguishes the Company from its competitors in terms of product classifications (men’s, women’s and children’s footwear, handbags, apparel and accessories), prices (“bridge”, “better” and “moderate”) and styling. The Company believes the diversity of its product mix provides balance to its overall sales and increases opportunities in all channels of distribution

undefined

FIND YOURSELF IN GOOD COMPANY.

For over 30 years, Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. has been one of the world’s most recognized fashion companies. This couldn’t have happened without one key asset: our Associates. Designing, marketing, and selling a broad range of shoes, clothing and accessories, KCP Associates are courageous thought-leaders who are relentless in their pursuit of excellence. Socially relevant and socially accountable, they embrace change and innovation, and believe they can use their talents to positively contribute to their communities and the world.

As an entrepreneurial organization of energized and devoted individuals, we promote, inspire and embrace an atmosphere of mutual respect, creative thinking and results-driven accountability. We foster an incredibly collaborative workplace, which we fill with people who work hard (and play hard) together.

Whether you’re a college graduate ready to start your career, or a professional looking for your next challenge, we offer exciting opportunities throughout our organization and all over the world. We also offer internship opportunities for students seeking valuable industry experience.

Are you ready to try us on?

Kenneth Cole Reviews

3.3
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Marc Schneider
35 Ratings
  • Helpful (1)

    "Was a great place to work at one time."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people is what made this company great. The people who worked there were competent, aggressive yet amazing to work with. Over the years the company had a complete turnover and the new group changed the company culture. The company culture was the no.1 in the industry.

    Cons

    Human Resources is very unprofessional. Hired poor managers who didn't understand how to manage or the company brand.

    Advice to Management

    Get professional HR employees . Look to create the positive corporate culture you once had who have a full understanding of the brand .

See All 186 Reviews

Kenneth Cole Photos

Kenneth Cole photo of: Do it with strangers....2015 NY AIDS Walk
Kenneth Cole photo of: Finding that work-life balance with the help of our Wellness Program
Kenneth Cole photo of: We have alot to say during our Town Halls with our CEO and KC
Kenneth Cole photo of: Meet the man himself with our new hires and intern class
Kenneth Cole photo of: Catch a tan and a sneaker at our newly renovated Orlando Store
Kenneth Cole photo of: Bond...Bowery and Bond, check out our new retail space
See All PhotosSee All

Kenneth Cole Interviews

Experience

Experience
65%
30%
5%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
29%
26%
18%
11
11
5

Difficulty

2.4
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1. Featured Interview

     

    Mens Apparel Technical Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Kenneth Cole (New York, NY) in March 2016.

    Interview

    I interviewed on the phone and then 2 weeks later in person. I originally applied for the Womens Footwear Design Intern position, but after my phone interview it was suggested that I apply for the Mens Apparel Technical Design Intern position. The phone interview was conducted by HR and then the in-person interview was conducted by the people who would be my boss.

    Interview Questions

See All 43 Interviews

Kenneth Cole Awards & Accolades

Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition – Add Awards

Work at Kenneth Cole? Share Your Experiences

Kenneth Cole
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or