Polo Ralph Lauren Sales Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
Updated Jul 31, 2014
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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I interviewed online - interviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren in November 2013.

Interview Details

Put in an application online, got a call for an interview. The interview was standard, no out of the box or out of the ordinary questions. It was a group interview for the store that I had applied to which was alright with me as I had been in this type of interview before. After the interview, I waited over a month, I then got a phone call offering me the position. The End.

Negotiation Details
None
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Polo Ralph Lauren

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Friendly, comfortable, engaging. Interview lasted over an hour. Great company that has stood the test of time in retailing. If you are committed to a global company, you will have a productive career with this company. Maturity, professionalism, genuine character...you must like people, or you will not succeed in this company or sales generally.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain the evolution of Ralph Lauren as a designer and what brands and subsidiaries exist today.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average 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 interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    The first round was an in-store application. You must go in to get an application, then fill it out and bring it back to the store. If you are chosen as a possible candidate, then next phase of the interview process is an in-person interview with an Associate Manager.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Able to negotiate within 10% of offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I received 2 calls from them to come in for and interview. I went in for an interview that was held in their breakroom in the back of the store. About a week later I received a call from the manager telling me that she would like me to be a part of the company and what day i would start.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you handle a customer that you know is stealing from the store and what would you do?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by department manager for initial interview. Interviewed lasted about 30 minutes which included a tour of the store. Questions were your routine sales questions. Second Interview was with General Manager and that took about 30 minutes as well. For the most part it was the usual retail questions but she did stress being able to deal with conflict between associates. I would definitely recommend looking the part...they stress that very much. So research the look and esthetic of Ralph Lauren.

    Interview Questions
    • How are you with handling conflict with co-workers.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fremont, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fremont, IN
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Took about one week. First Interview was with HR Manager, Second Interview was with Store manager, then I was hired.

    Interview Questions
    • None really. Real generic interview questions, nothing highly complex.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren.

    Interview Details

    I went in and applied at the store and set up an interview for the following day. Following the interview I was given a link to an assessment test and upon completion I was phoned and offered the position and went in for orientation the next week. After the orientation we were told to call back the following day to receive our employee id and to find out when we were on the schedule. However, when I called back it seemed as if they were not ready for my call. One of the managers told me they would call me back in a few hours, which they didn't. I tried calling again to no avail and sent an email to the store to which I was replied to within a dat informing me of my schedule and my employee number.

    Interview Questions
    • They gave us 5 minutes to pick out three things in the store and then try to sell said things to the manager.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    offered flat our pay rate, no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    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 interviewed 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
  9.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren.

    Interview Details

    Got an application in store and got a call the next week. Group interviews and watched a video. A lot of high school and college students. There were some older individuals as well that worked there full time. Very basic interview questions. Not that bad. Managers were nice. Overall, if you can sell you can work here. Customer service is key.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Polo Ralph Lauren.

    Interview Details

    Very laid back, the manager took me into her office and basically just told me to tell her about myself. She asked about a previous internship and my responsibilities involved, and then went on to explain the responsibilities of the job I was applying for. At the end she asked me if I had any questions and then said she would call me.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    The commute was too far for the hourly wage

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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