Associate (Former Employee) – Leesburg, VA – June 1, 2014
Most days I worked we slow because I was in highschool and couldn't have a lot of hours but when I worked weekends it was a mad house. I learned that people from other countries like to haggle prices with you.. other people like to steal.. I would guess I became more vigilant and focused on what customers want or need. To provide "discipline" to customers when needed. The managers? Often I had no idea where they were... Often in the office, not on the sales floor. You couldn't really tell the difference and there were so many managers that you had know idea which one you were speaking to. They did give me a set schedule to I could plan my events and school around it. Co-workers, they were more worried about their phones than anything else. Nobody really got to know one another. The hardest thing about the job was the amount of work you had to do without the help of the managers when it was obvious you need them. And the schedule wouldn't be sent out until last minute or you didn't receive it. Um, the food court was close, Nathan's is my favorite.
pay, discount, proximity to the food court, hours (when actually sent out)
scheduling mishaps, management (lack there of), no one interacted with one another, confusion with job titles
A typical day at work I was responsible for providing great customer service. Making sure the customer has the best experience while shopping with us. Also I was a responsible cashier. Management was great. Keeping up with the dress code was never a problem for me. There was never a time that i felt as thought my work was too overwhelming for me.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Loveland, CO – August 16, 2016
Polo Ralph Lauren has been a wonderful company to work for. The management there has been nothing but outstanding. They are alway willing to work with customers and their employees to fit their needs. My co-workers always showed up with a quality attitude ready to sell and meet our daily goal. The most enjoyable part of my day was interacting with some of the most interesting people that came through the store.
Inventory Associate (Former Employee) – Fort Myers, FL – August 11, 2016
I was only an associate and i typically focused on customer service and recover store standards and manage money. Management was not great at developing team members. The hardest part of the job was trying get training in other areas to move up in the company.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – August 1, 2016
People that worked there for 5 years makes 50 cents more than the people that's only been there 1 year. Need to learn how to review pays for employees, specially on employees that's been there long. When minimum wage is increased, pay on current employees should be raised whatever the increased amount is from the minimum wage.
Great company, nice bosses, and great environment.
Pay increase are very minimal, doesn't even cover the cost of living raise that people gets with other company.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – July 21, 2016
Having helped build the store since it first opened (literally installing shelves and showcase displays), I have worked almost every position possible. With all this experience, I have gained a lot of knowledge on how to drive sales in a non-confrontational way, while building lasting relationships with customers. Ralph Lauren is a company built on teamwork, and I have thrived and become a better team player.
Wet Processing Technician (Former Employee) – High Point, NC – July 19, 2016
Ralph Lauren was a great place to work. They had great benefits, great co-workers and working environment. While I was there I learned extensive knowledge on wet processing and color matching along with chemical handling and safety. During my employment management was possibly the best management I had the pleasure of experiencing.
Dynamic, fast paced, diverse working invironment - a wonderful place to work.
Executive Assistant/Office Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 13, 2016
There was never a typical day at Ralph Lauren. The ever growing company always had an exciting energy and new direction to follow. The people that worked at Ralph Lauren were smart and knowledge thirsty. It was a great company to work for.
Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Flowood, MS – July 12, 2016
I enjoyed my time there. Everyone was very professional and working in retail and customer service for the holiday season will teach a person, to great lengths, how important it is to stay patient, professional, and always look on the bright side.
The hardest part of the job was getting there. I worked first shift meaning I had to be there before the store opened. I had to clock in at work at 5am. I lived 35 to 40 minutes away, so I had to be up 2 hrs before i was scheduled to work in order to be there on time.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Waipahu, HI – July 8, 2016
Working for ralph lauren, depending on your location, its consistently fast pace. I learned a lot of things, but there isnt much growth in the company as thus there isnt that much internal hiring. leadership team is always found from the outside thus how I found this job. There are lot of projects but you can always be in tuned with your creativity when it comes to visual merchandising
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – July 4, 2016
responsibilities included upselling, retail work, folding clothes, distributing items throughout the store, intake of shipping, retail knowledge, maintaining area, providing customer service, upkeep of self-attire, visual awareness for shoplifters.
Production Operations Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – June 30, 2016
Ralph Lauren organization is not a collaborative environment. The overall culture is every man for themselves. But the brand is strong and will last forever. There has been several changes in management therefore hoping to see a shift in company culture.