Polo Ralph Lauren Interview Questions in New York City, NY

Updated Jul 17, 2014
Updated Jul 17, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant Merchandiser Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren.

    Interview Details

    The interview process moved very fast. I was asked to meet with the head of talent recruitment and go over my experiences and skills. From there, he forwarded my resume to the hiring managers of the positions I best fitted. Then I was offered an interview with the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    • All very straight forward, behavioral questions though this varies with who you're interviewing with.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Shipping and Receiving Supervisor Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I originally applied for the Shipping and receiving supervisor position at RL for the new store they were opening in Aug on 5th Ave. I received a digital interview request after one week that without any detail information. I did it and thought that was the first step for screening. After 1 week I received an email from the HR Intern that they would hold a hiring event in their Soho store. I will have the opportunity to explore more info regarding the positions open. So I went to the event and got a chance to meet with their logistic manager and HR people. The conversations were pleasant and the logistic manager even asked details like what was my ending salary from last position, so I thought I was being interviewed the position I originally applied for. After that hiring event, I received another email from HR intern that they wanted to have a final interview with me. On the email, I asked what position they will offer to me, the Intern replied there were different positions from sales associate to supervisor, the manager will decide later. So I went to the final interview and I was told only 30% of positions are full time. They wanted to assign Sales associate or cashier PT position to me since I speak other languages! The manager even said I knew you applied for the supervisor position, but I didn't see your skill set fits the position. What do you mean my skill set doesn't fit the position? I have years logistic experience and you told me I can't be a supervisor? I was totally freaked out even tho I didn't say anything in front of those managers! The experience was horrible as I felt RL wasted my time! After talking to my friends who applied for jobs at RL, they said they had very similar experience as well. Until now, I didn't receive a word from RL regarding the hiring process maybe they have sensed I wouldn't take their PT position. However, I feel I deserve at least an email to notify the status no matter what. RL is the company for fresh grads who are seeking for a PT job in retail to make money. Otherwise, avoid them.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lyndhurst, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lyndhurst, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied to Ralph Lauren's corporate development program and wanted to go into merchandising or buying. After a couple of weeks, I was contacted by the head of campus recruiting for RL and had a short conversation with her where I was asked to tell her about myself, what I am looking for in an internship with Ralph Lauren and what departments I would ideally like to work with. After this, she set me up for an interview with someone from the merchandising department. This interview was more like an informal conversation. My interviewer was very friendly, and I wasn't asked any unanticipated questions. The team ended up choosing another candidate but I was lucky enough to be set up for a second interview with another department which was a bit more formal than my previous interview. I was contacted about a week later and offered an internship position for this summer which I accepted.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren.

    Interview Details

    Phone screening, 3 total rounds of interviews, met everyone on team

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Coordinator 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 1 week - interviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was pretty fast and took about a week! When I first got there I didn't have to wait they got me in and out so it was very brief. Judging from the work environment I saw, it is very corporate but you can tell the employees are pretty happy working there!

    Interview Questions
    • There wasn't any difficult questions but you must remain completely composed and confident. That is my best advice for any question they ask you.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren.

    Interview Details

    Polo RL was the best job I had, at the best company I have ever worked for, yet I did not appreciate it while I was there. Ensconced in the Polo Mansion at 867 Madison, we earned a good base salary along with commission and health benefits and a 401 K program. My friends who started there 25 years ago or more are now all millionaires. The interviewing process was basically all about looks and demeanor and saying "Polo is a lifestyle". If you were young, good-looking, and had enough money to buy $2,000 worth of clothes discounted 65% you were in.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 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+ months - interviewed 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Director of Retail Development Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren.

    Interview Details

    Multiple interviews at 650, 625 Madison Avenue and 550 7th Avenue. Organized and typical in terms of questions asked, resume review, and thorough check of references.

    Negotiation Details
    Very straight forward. They met my salary requirements without negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied through school recruiting process. Successfully received a second round where I went into the office for the interview. Very straight forward. Medium difficulty of questions. Mostly all behavior questions. As long as you show a strong interest and passion in the position, the interview will be easy. The interviewer was very nice and we connected very well.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had two face-to-face interviews. The first interview was with human resources manager and second one was with senior designer. They looked at my portfolio, described the position and asked me some questions about my past experience. Next morning after the second interview they called me and offered paid internship.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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