Polo Ralph Lauren
3.2 of 5 326 reviews
www.ralphlauren.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated Apr 04, 2014
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3.2 326 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Polo Ralph Lauren Chairman and CEO Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

(201 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Ralph Lauren has excellent employee benefits and offers a generous employee discount"
    in 27 reviews
  • "Great discount, nice work environment"
    in 27 reviews
Cons:
  • "You can't really expect internal promotions if you are a part-time or contract at a retail"
    in 18 reviews
  • "work/life balance, people who thrive at RL are people who make retail sales their career instead of a job"
    in 9 reviews
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Is a great company where you can express your ideas

Senior Graphic Designer (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time for more than 5 years

ProsYou can grow moving from different groups

ConsNot much opportunities abroad for my job type

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL (US)

I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren part-time for more than a year

ProsHorrible hours, horrible management, poor hourly rate

ConsGood environment with customers sometimes.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good but could be better

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Jackson, NJ (US)

I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren part-time for less than a year

ProsGreat people to work with.

ConsCorprate is constantly reducing budget for employes I went from working ~40 hours a week to about ~25 hours a week and I am getting the high end of the average.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive the store an oppertunity to be properly staffed

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ok place to work.. Not a lot of work/life balance, lots a late late nights and early early mornings

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time

ProsThe people were the best part of this job. The traffic was continuous so time flied by.

ConsSchedule, work load, senior managers, pay. thats all

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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During this period of extreme low employment levels, this company was initially a refuge from routines of no employment.

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Leesburg, VA (US)

I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren part-time for more than 3 years

ProsFunctioning on less than 23 hour per week provided minimal, though highly valuable experience in regard to location stock levels and customer/client desires. PRL primary goals were to please the potential customer/client.

ConsDuring 7.5 year employment with CompUSA, accesses to other location stock levels was immediate, as product could be retrieved from another (local) location, within 36 - 48 hours. PRL's inventory system demands reprogramming/re-configuration.

Advice to Senior ManagementReconfigure network store inventory system, that customer chosen product could be retrieved from another location or nearby factory outlet location.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall great place to work

Project Director (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWorld class brand with great people

ConsVery politically driven, too many layers of management

Advice to Senior ManagementGive autonomy to the groups within the company,

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The Golden Age of PRL

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat clothing. Great benefits. Excellent management and training.

ConsPromotion based on looks and wardrobe, ethnically prejudiced.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I worked in design at Ralph Lauren for a year

Assistant Designer (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time for more than a year

ProsGood benefits, stability, some great people to work with.

ConsUnfulfilling creatively (but that could have been limited to my department), a few superiors that were fantastic, and a few that did nothing, took credit for others' work, and got promotions for it.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter oversight of management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Director (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time for more than 8 years

ProsRalph Lauren is an solid and growing Consumer Goods/Luxury company and during my 8 years working at the corporate level (Senior Director of I.T._M&A_HR_L&D) I experienced growth, advancement and worked with (and in some cases) for some of the smartest and creative people I know. ...and don't even get me started on the Polo Perks! Amazing!

ConsLike many companies, some Division run better then others, however Ralph Lauren Divisions (i.e., Menswear vs. Womenswear vs. I.T. vs. Finance vs. HR vs. Sourcing, etc.) tend to run is silos...very independent from each other. Call it the product of being 40+ old, having the "we have always done it this way" attitude, change and the conflict that comes with change is RL Corps biggest challenge. Again, you could have a division (i.e., I.T) that runds amazingly well, but then have a division (i.e., HR) that has broken processes, almost non-existent follow up and follow-through and at the end of the day you are only as strong as your weakest link.

Advice to Senior ManagementFix your HR division, put more time and thought into a PMO (Project Management Office).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Job!

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Lehi, UT (US)

I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren part-time

ProsYou get to work in a friendly, fun environment. The company is really good with scheduling and trying to get everyone the shifts they want.

ConsI work part time, and I would like to get more hours. I would be great if I could get the same hours and shifts every week, so I have a solid schedule.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is awesome.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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