A fun atmosphere, where most of the employees are great to be with. Supervisor on the most part are pretty good but do not have the real power.
Pros: everyone dresses very well, great location, discounts, a people loving job
Cons: stand all day with one 15 minute break and 1/2 hour lunch in an 8 hr shift
All in all you will get mixed feelings about working in Kate Spade. It is an easy jobs, if it is just a job. Most of the sales employees are great to work with, although as always there are the 3 or 4 that do not belong. There is a very corporal type of atmosphere by some of the supervisors, which is unnecessary. It is sales driven, although there are no compensation nor rewards. Very competitive with some sales associate who do not care about anything but sales while stabbing their coworkers in the back. It is clearly visible. Some employees care some don't, because nothing will happen to those that clearly don't belong. No compensation, except for supervisors' and managements' recognition, who get rewarded for work of sales associate. We are constantly told that "corporate" is coming and we need to look our best and sweep and mop, and yet when they come they are in their worst outfits and don't care that we exist. We get token donuts, once in a while and water, no coffee or tea, small refrigerator, where 20 people try to stuff their food, and there is retail stock even in the bathroom. Some of the supervisor try to make it fun and they are approachable, but they are just one step above sales associate, with power over sales associate, but get to sit when tired! Upper management and KS clearly needs to start caring about their sales employees more than the self advancement of management. Yes, one more thing, our cars get towed for parking in Woodbury Grounds. Parking is not a first come basis. We have to park far away or take the bus that never comes from offsite so you must arrive at work an hour earlier to be on time. Now, supervisors never complain, so I feel that they get special privileges for parking rather than sales associate and they are always coming from the other side. So it it a great place to work, it's up to you.