Operations Specialist/sales/cashier (Current Employee) – Central Valley, NY – February 2, 2016
I love working at Kate spade it's a high energy store and we have fun as a company,although since management changes a lot its hard for a lot of people to work in the company, leaving a lot of people to leave which becomes a task because were short handed a lot. hardest part of the job I would say is as operations we are basically the whole back end of the store meaning we supply all the product we need, ordering and display's, we lift lots of heavy product. the most enjoyable part of my job is just simply working there and being with my peers,
The job required high energy levels in order to meet daily sales goals; however, this wasn't always hard due to the demand of the product. A day on the sales floor is evenly mixed with clienteling and tasking. For the most part, the job is fun. Co-workers are easy to get along with. Yet, it can be competitive and often childish when people feel as if they need to "fight" over sales. Most managers are terrific, and you will learn a lot from them. Some, unfortunately, do not have good communication styles with their employees. I think dealing with those individuals was the worst part of the job. Overall, I feel like I grew as an employee. I became more assertive, and developed clearer communication skills. I learned more about the business side of retail, like dealing with figures and making plans to meet sales goals. The best part of the job would be the discounts and wardrobing options. The pay is also competitive, and the benefits are excellent. In conclusion, a nice place to work, especially if you want to move up in a company.
Fun workplace, allowed fashion fused with customer service
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Woodstock, GA – December 11, 2015
Kate Spade is a great place to work. The management is very understand and helpful in making a schedule that fits with my school classes and personal activities. There are great incentives such as gifted items for reaching a goal, reduced priced clothing to wear to work, and a great discount.
Management cares, lunch provides for holidays, accomodating
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Niagara Falls, NY – October 5, 2015
Fun place to work and the work is generally easy. It is nice that there was not too much pressure to make sales goal. Managerial aspect and scheduling is terrible, they won't schedule you for two weeks but then want you to be available 30 hours all of a sudden, they want you to be devoted to this part time job when they don't show the same care for you.
Discount, fun product/brand
terrible schedule habits from managers, on call shifts
Role- Stock Associate, and Back Stocking (Former Employee) – Woodbridge, Va – September 8, 2015
A very fun work place for me. I was able to pick up on and learn allot from the job. I had a great time working for Kate Spade. The managment team and store owner taught me so much about retail and stock. I am truly thankful for the expereince there.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – White Plains, NY – May 20, 2015
Live Colorfully!! Working at Kate Spade has to be the best retail company that I have ever worked for. You are encouraged to enjoy life and everything around you and then bring that all into the brand. The clothes are amazing, the accessories are darling and the shoes?!? To die for!
A typical day is spent embodying the kate spade girl and sharing all you love about her with the most amazing clients. The love of the brand is infectious.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Woodbury, NY – December 10, 2014
This store was located in the Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets. It was an upper class store, with very expensive merchandise. Many of the customers did not speak English, because this Outlet mall is a high tourist area, the hardest part was communicating with people who did not speak your own language. However I was still able to communicate with them and get sales.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – August 29, 2014
After being told the report for the day, I automatically begin taking customers on my cash register. At the cash rep, give and receive money successfully while taking in multiple phone calls. Also, we get small goals, so I would recommend products and remind them of the promotions. I worked productively with my co-workers, and we all communicated well.
The hardest part of the job was keeping up with fast paced environment. The outlet mall is a popular target with tourist and everyday is busy. Even with the rush, I was able to complete my job and keep up.