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
Timeless elegant fashion, place to be proud of working for
Sales Lead (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – June 21, 2017
Ralph Lauren is a great company - I was impressed with the leaders and their ability to sell and market to the customer. The Miami location really pushed extra add ons to the customer because our customer base was mostly international travelers who stocked up on clothes during their vacation.
If you are pursuing a degree, do not recommend staying here long term. It is great to help you get by in school. Management was fun but the drama leaked over into the open so we always knew when something was up.
Fast paced environment with great learning experience
Full-Time Visuals Merchandiser, Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Camarillo, CA – June 16, 2017
I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren for 3 years. I started as a temporary floor associate who would mainly assist customers, to moving up to a part-time cashier associate. As a cashier associate, my main duties were to open and close register tills, maintain the operations at the front of the store, while assisting customer transactions. After being a cashier associate I became promoted to full-time women's associate and visual merchandiser. My main duties for that position was to train and direct the women's sales team for their daily duties while assisting customers on the floor. The visual merchandising position included working with the managers over nights 9pm-5am to update the mannequins and to update the signs and floor to the correct directive and sales promotions. After going back to school I became a part-time stock associate who would come in early hours before store opening to unbox new product and organize the stockroom.
Intern, Account Management (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 15, 2017
Ralph Lauren has an excellent internship program that offers many opportunities! The talent acquisition team does an excellent job of making the internship program engaging, fun and informative! I would definitely recommend this internship to all students!
CUSTOMER SERVICE REP (Former Employee) – High Point, NC – June 15, 2017
Great ppl, great customers, paid weekly, but as a temp qualified for 0 benefits, 0 discounts, and when they started cutting ppl after the season ended, it was random selection rather than a look a your work thus far and how well you fit as an employee. And your supervisors could NOT give you refs or recs no matter how much they tried (and they did) but temps could not even get those.
Order Processor (Former Employee) – Greensboro, NC – June 13, 2017
I have worked for this company twice; once as a full-time employee, and then again as a temporary employee. I must say that I enjoyed the work (pick-pack & put-to-light). I have often wondered to myself if Ralph Lauren knew the kind of people that were managing his companies. I have never worked with some many people in managerial positions that no interpersonal relationship skills. Some of the comments that were made to some of the employees, permanent and temporary alike were nothing short of grounds for lawsuits. It is a fun place to work, but it would be a much more inviting place to work if those that are in positions of authority would learn how to harness their pride.
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 12, 2017
This was one of my favorite jobs in all my past work experiences. The reason I say this is because fashion is a big part of my life. I was extremely happy at this job and helping customers shop for clothes to upgrade their wardrobe excites me. I feel good when I help customers look good. As far as the company Ralph Lauren really has happy employees overall working and helping each other complete daily responsibilities.