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Polo Ralph Lauren Interview Questions

Updated Dec 12, 2014
Updated Dec 12, 2014
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    Associate Production Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied to a position but HR contacted me about a position I was not interested in and did not applied for. They kept pushing that I go for this position because they needed to fill it fast. HR doesn't seem to care about filling the right experience candidate to the right job.

    Interview Questions
    • There was none because HR ask I go for a position with lower salary then my current one and something I was not interested in or applied for.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Senior Director Ralph Lauren Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren.

    Interview Details

    Extensive, long (many weeks and many interviews...in my case 11 total interviews over a 10 week period) and very poor HR follow up, updating, etc. In fact, I was completely caught off-gaurd when I received a call (on my mobile phone) from the Global CIO (to who I would be reporting to) as she began to discuss my role/responsibilities and I hadn't even been sent of job offer yet. She went "ape-sh*t" and put me on hold and got HR to get my offer paperwork to me...kind of a mess up by HR.

    Interview Questions
    • Many questions that appeared to be around "ego" and "how would you handle X" and how would you handle Y"? Basic questions, nothing out of the ordinary. In fact, the HR interview process (during all 11 of my interviews) seemed very "canned" and people worked off a "form/template".   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Easy...you want a job at Ralph Lauren Corporation, you don't negotiate. This is a very marquee company, so take the job, the offer they make (which is very fair BTW) and work your way up into the company. Also, the Polo Perks are amazing, benefits are really good, etc. Just take the job!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    You would submit an application with the General Store Manager/Center Director or higher (Area Manager or District Manager). Following the initial conversation; you would have a formal sit down interview with one, both, or all (possibly together, possibly individually). You are required to complete a survey which will either "recommend" or "not recommend" for the job. Following the survey, you may have an additional interview with one or more of the above mentioned people -- or depending on the store location and sales volume it does -- you may interview with the Regional Director or above.

    Interview Questions
    • Be prepared to speak to your professional developmental opportunities. What are you currently working on and how do you plan on developing that skill in the next 30-60-90 days? What are your two greatest strengths and weaknesses?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They have very little (if any) negotiation room. Their store level payroll structure is very disciplined and strategic. They have 4 stores in the Orlando Market and are capable of promoting internally (due to excellent Talent and Developmental training) to keep payroll down.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    it was a freelance position that was to hire permanetly. I stayed there for 7 months and they hired me to full time position. I took the job and now working for a while now. Alot of drama

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had a call interview and i passed that then I had to come to a group interview. The group interview was interesting, testing out your speech and communication skills. After that i waited for days for a response. They called back and said no.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Typical HR suggested questions. The company takes you for a ride before they give you an answer either way.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Planning Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    HR definitely puts in long hours, calling me at 8 am and 8 pm on the same day! The process was straight forward.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Set up a telephone interview with HR in New York that delved into my resume. Followed up about two weeks later with a series of 1:1 interviews with HR and stores leadership in NY. Process was smooth, coordinated and professional. I had two behavioral interviews (one of which was more challenging than the other) and two background interviews to determine fit. Followed up with an online questionnaire that asked about leadership style and personal ethics (specific to drugs, lying and theft.)

    Advice is pretty standard: Project confidence and brand relevance, prepare for tough behavioral questions, don't fill in silence with chatter, and don't BS when questions test the limits of your experience/knowledge.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you motivate one of your star performers whose sales had fallen off significantly from the previous year?   Answer Question
    • What are some of your favorite (competing) brands in ___ category?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Merchandizer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Start of met with 2 HR staff, US and JP nationals. No Japanese used in that interview. General get to know me and get to know Ralf Lauren.
    Next stage was multiple tests including Excel, personality, Japanese language, mathematics (in Japanese).
    Final stage was another panel interview with the 2 heads of Japan. 2 foreign guys, very nice, relaxed but gave tough questions.

    Problem was it took them a very long time to get back to me, by which time I had found another offer worth +30% more salary. They did not even give me any interview feedback, just silence. So I was very surprised when they made me the offer. I had considered it dead. If a company takes this long to communicate with you, it means they have a very slow functioning HR department, or... other people rejected their offer and I was a bit down the list. Which says something.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you view working in a Japanese work environment but for a gaishikei company?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    The pay was terrible. I could find more money walking around Tokyo looking in the coin slots of vending machines, to see if anyone had left anything by mistake.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunrise, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunrise, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    I got called in for an interview with the store manager. She described the company, asked me questions about my application and work history. Very casual. Do dress up, however. Wearing Polo or Ralph Lauren items is not a plus; no one particularly cares as long as you're dressed up.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiations. It is what it is.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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