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
Menswear Sales Professional (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – March 16, 2017
Workplace culture is great. I love working with my coworkers and manger. However, there is limited opportunity to advance. I have never been asked to stay late or come in early. Work-life balance is respected.
Freelance Graphic Designer (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 16, 2017
The day would be planned by the employee. I learned to manage my time wisely. The management was great, guiding and helpful. Workspace culture was friendly and helpful. The hardest part was to handle multiple requests in timely manner, the most enjoyable part was to work with a great team
DIRECTOR (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 14, 2017
I started working at RL soon after college. It was a great place to work; the best job I ever had. However, with increasing competition from nimble internet fashion companies and new executive management, it seems like there are more opportunities elsewhere.
There was a time when young people would join the company, get promoted, and stay with the company for years. You would meet VPs who had started as receptionists or administrative assistants. In the past couple of years, there has been a marked departure from this paradigm. Young people continue to join the company, but they move on to other companies; mostly internet companies with more growth opportunities.
Asset Protection Associate (Current Employee) – New York, NY – March 13, 2017
Absolutely and positively an awesome place to work, Very professional. Outstanding services for the customers. Treat employees with the utmost respect. The pay is decent. Great managers to work for and learn a lot from.
I really enjoyed working at the Cherry creek mall location. Everyone at work at the store had a wonderful sense of unity and teamwork
Ladies sales associate (Former Employee) – Cherry Creek Mall Denver Colorado – March 9, 2017
I absolutely love working for Ralph Lauren ladies manager was wonderful my general manager was wonderful we work together as a team they were very educational always willing to teach you about different types of material and products in how to create an unforgettable guest experience for the clients from the time they walked in that door until the time they left we have ensured that they were at 100% completely satisfied in every aspect of their experience at Ralph Lauren
Good Environment, but unfair for Temporary Employees
Assisting customers (Current Employee) – High Point, NC – March 9, 2017
Ralph Lauren Co. is willing to give you a chance without any previous job experience. It's temp to hire, but it's very hard to become permanent. Temporary contracts are typically 3+ months during peak season, where you will then be considered as a permanent employee. I've been working as a temp for a year and a half and have acquired more skills than some of the permanent employees yet I don't get any benefits and my salary is still the same. No sick days or paid holidays as a temp and you are required to work Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Years Eve,
Smug and condescending customer service manager at Tanger store in North Charleston said if I pay with a card, I can only get the amount returned on the purchasing card. Unfortunately it was a Christmas gift. I was forced to take a store credit for more of their lousy customer service and overpriced merchandise
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 5, 2017
Working at Ralph Lauren is considered a rite of passage for many in menswear and womenswear. You will learn a lot, and it really trains your disciplines and eye. It can be a bit elitist and cut-throat, and have a CYA culture, but this is the big city and only the strong survive.
Material Handler, Reserve (Former Employee) – Greensboro, NC – March 5, 2017
slave labor terrible pay they have you on production and dont pay you for it this is an awful place to work wouldnt recommend work here.no room for growth slave labor slave labor slave labor terrible management
Overall my experience was good with all my co-workers although management really sucked. They did not know how to cope with the workers nonetheless handle situations and really took their positions to the head.