- Kate Spade LLC08.Dec 2015
There definitely is nepetism in this company. I reported a person that I worked with for making racist remarks to me about our chain of command bosses looking to cultivate their own little Bombay and being nothing but "dot heads" and they did escalated appropriately when I told my supervisors about this but due to the fact that this particular employee had been there long term and cultivated a lot of friends in upper management nothing was ever done about the comments he made to me by way of taking me off of the helpdesk phones on a busy Saturday to go on a 20 minute rant to me about all of his racial beliefs against our supervisors. This went up the chain of command apparently she's just shy of the ethics committee and human resources came back and said that there was nothing found that could be proven whereby our own bosses knew all about this employee being a racist person. question being do I believe that our bosses were cultivating their own little version of little Bombay yes I do believe it to a degree but I don't believe it was intentional I think they did it without realizing what they were doing.
Overall compensation for your work
raises have always been minimal at best and the benefits are pretty much standard what you would find at any corporation.
there is absolutely no job security in this company. When I started the job it was called Liz Claiborne and since then this company has done absolutely nothing but shrunk in size. Chief Executive level management has done nothing but sell off pieces and parts of the company the whole time I was there which is why it now exists as only Kate Spade. I do not foresee this company existing much past three years from now. I worked the IT helpdesk and the end result of my time there was they changed how they staffed the helpdesk going away from having properly paid full-time employees with benefits to having it staffed by part timers that are underpaid ($16 per hour) with no benefits. Those that would not transfer to other portions of the company they found greyhounds to get rid of. I have been in contact with some people that are still there that I used to work with and they have told me that the company has continued to shrink and that they expect to eventually see the North Bergen off his clothes and wind up transferring people that are willing to go to New York to that location. again this company has little to no future beyond three years.
This company does have a wonderful telecommuting policy. Most people work with laptops rather than just tops and I worked on the helpdesk and form on my shift which was the night shift I was able to work most of the time from home by the companies own decision which was wonderful to experience. Telecommuting is also available to most of the other employees at the company which is also wonderful for them. That is the one attractive park at a company that is shrinking.
Suggestions for improvement
- you can't stop a company from dying and that is what this company is doing.
What I like about the company
The job, hours and people were enjoyable.
What I dislike about the company
The fact that the company is on a downward spiral probably will not be around much longer after three years and there was nepotism at the company.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyKate Spade LLC
- CityNorth Bergen
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2014