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kate spade Reviews

Updated March 11, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great discount and Good work environment" (in 121 reviews)

  • "Great employee discount to make it easy to live the brand" (in 73 reviews)

Cons
  • "work/life balance can be challenging but resources are offered to combat that" (in 22 reviews)

  • "some upper management are so far removed and checked out" (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Store Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at kate spade full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and benefits at company

    Cons

    Fast pace and very busy. Need to quickly adapt


  2. "Great Creative Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Color Specialist in Horsham, PA
    Former Employee - Color Specialist in Horsham, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and a ver creative environment

    Cons

    A far commute for myself, but othe than that not much.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more open minded.

  3. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at kate spade full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Well Structured program with great benefits, paid, great team, good environment

    Cons

    needs more employee bonding, needs greater interaction amongst executives

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Have a lot of fun"

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    Former Employee - Interpreter/Translator in Barstow, CA
    Former Employee - Interpreter/Translator in Barstow, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good team good place

    Cons

    If business is slow cut hours


  5. "Great Place to Work at"

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Merrimack, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at kate spade full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best team and manager I have ever had

    Cons

    Not enough payroll for the operations department, it can be caotic at times.


  6. "I worked at Kate Spade for over a year"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wrentham, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wrentham, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at kate spade part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great company, great discount, great people

    Cons

    you have to sell things to people who might not want to buy


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great for students and young people"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hanover, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hanover, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at kate spade part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The perks are great - hefty discount, list of items to get heavily discounted, and a light and fun work environment. The pay is also higher than anything I've seen for an associate in my experience.

    Cons

    Retail is retail, so say goodbye to your evenings and weekends. I've also found that every retail team is different - some are really close and everyone gets along and some are super negative. My team was slightly divided, so the cattiness could sometimes be annoying. The management team was largely unorganized and would regularly have conflicting messages. The district manager didn't assist either. She, too, played into the cattiness and drama.

    Advice to Management

    Get organized. Ensure your management teams are on the same page, whether or not they like each other (after all, you do not need to like everyone you work with). Associates should not be in the dark because of management issues.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "brand evolution disappointing"

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    Current Employee - Muse
    Current Employee - Muse
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at kate spade part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    generous discount sometimes, depends on when corporate decides to give it out.

    Cons

    new creative designer only caters to taller, slim women

    Advice to Management

    if you want us to "be the heroine of our own stories" then represent everyone


  9. "Cute trendy place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate

    I worked at kate spade part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great people, fashion and trendy

    Cons

    minimum wage, temporary, slow at times


  10. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at kate spade part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Perks, discounts, work life balance

    Cons

    Low Pay, not many opportunities