CASHIER (Former Employee), Las Vegas,NV – April 4, 2013
Pros: 30% discount
Cons: difficult to advance
The year I spent working part-time at Polo Ralph Lauren Factory store was very exciting and did not seem like work at all. I was a cashier so besides operating the register, my basic duties were providing customer service and keeping the store orderly. The management team did a great job of keeping the environment fun and stressing teamwork. Most of – more... the managers I worked with were amazing but there were a few that did not have the maturity to be leaders. The coworkers at my particular store were great! Everyone was always willing to do what it took to make the store run like a well oiled machine. The one bad thing I did see with the company was the high turnover rate. It was very difficult to advance so a lot of associates would leave after a few months. Overall, I really enjoyed the strong commitment to product knowledge and teamwork in Ralph Lauren. – less
Well-organized, excelled for customer satisfaction.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Sevierville, TN – April 3, 2013
Hospitality skills were improved by constant customer interaction. Attention to detail to keep "floor" standards high. Multitasking through customer service, standards, register, and receiving store calls.
Sales Associate and Cashier (Current Employee), Williamsburg, VA – April 3, 2013
Pros: good breaks, great co-workers
I come into work, clock in and can be at least five minutes late. The work enviroment is postive and the company itself is a joy to work for. I love the people I work with, they are enjoyable and postive. The challenging part of my day is at the end when we close and recover the product. The most enjoyable part of my day is working with customers and – more... co-workers. – less
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Howell, MI – March 28, 2013
A typical day at work is just your typical retail job, you punch in, fold and make sure the product is stocked. Helping customers or aggressively pursuing them. You will be standing on your feet for a long time, comfortable shoes are a must!
Was a perfect first job out of high school. Although, the people who worked there were all really nice and helpful, anything beyond that I don't see why people would stay. They have way too many employees so you never get enough hours and schedules are often shifted around so they can avoid paying any overtime.
Customer Service Rep (Former Employee), Highpoint NC – March 22, 2013
Cons: misleading, overtime hours ridiculous
They tell you in training how much of a great company this is to work for (advancement, expansion) and how lucky you are to work there..start you off "seasonal" and tell you that everybody is hired seasonal..giving you hope. LIE...LIE...LIE... and then let you go. They dont care about their employees. Fire you and 2 weeks later repost the position. – more... Dont get your hopes up – less
Sales Associate Ralph Lauren (Current Employee), Central Valley, NY – March 18, 2013
This Job is all about customer servicing. i learned how to deal with many types of people from different cultures. i always liked the people i was working with. the hardest part of the job was the shipment part when sales associates had to stay late nights to finish unpacking the shipment.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Destin, FL – March 12, 2013
Pros: great breaks
A typical day of work would be tending to the customer's needs. Answer any questions a customer may have, straighten up the store tidy up stacks of clothing, put things away to their proper place, replenish merchandise, ring people up on the register, take care of exchanges and returns, opening store and closing. While working there i learned how to – more... work well with others and communicate better.The co-workers where very nice and helpful. Management was very helpful also any questions they answered and if any problems they helped. The hardest part of the job would be learning all the labels but after while it was easy. – less
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Aurora, IL – March 12, 2013
Cons: short breaks
As a high school student it is an ideal first job. Management helps you throughout the whole process until you become an expert at everything you can. Workers are a little immature given we are still in high school but they help create a fun ambient to work in.
Lead Cashier (Current Employee), Philadelphia, PA – March 11, 2013
Pros: great pay and excellent foundation for a first job
Cons: hours available for employee is based upon store sales
Most of your day is facilitating customer, and when the store is closed, then your aiding in recovering the store. This company taught me excellent customer service, and patience with people. Management is great, fair, and understanding; as long as you're prodctive. Meet lots of people from various backgrounds and cultures. Hardest part is recovering – more... the store, so it looks perfect for the next day. I enjoy working with the customers the most. – less