Polo Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated 27 January, 2015
Updated 27 January, 2015
497 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ralph Lauren has excellent employee benefits and offers a generous employee discount (in 43 reviews)

  • Great discount, company has a reputable name to use for future references (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Often more concerned about profits than employees work life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Full time seasonal, as well as part time managerial/supervisor positions are non existent (in 20 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pure Abuse

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX (US)

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I can't think of one good thing, well they give you earn time off but, you have to use that time to make up hour when they cut hours, so really you can't save them for vacation time away from this place. And you really need the time off sometimes because this Place DRAIN the life out of you.

    Cons

    Scheduling, the schedule should be made a month in advance but it's a daily schedule changing by the hour, no Work life balance. the daily post and changing of the schedule have you where you can't interview if you'll looking for another job or if you need to go to the doctor and you will after all the HARD mental work this place does on you, at Ralph Lauren you don't have a life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Post a schedule a month in advance like stated in handbook and not change in every day. stop making people feel like they have to paid vacation time back just to get hours that have been taken from them. And give people lawful breaks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great People. Great culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great. Very communal workplace. Everyone in the office was very friendly. Everyone was very willing to help me get up to speed when I joined the team.

    Cons

    Doesn't feel like there is a lot of room for upward movement. Compensation was a little low for the position. Other than that, hard to say that there was anything that I was really dissatisfied with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The overall experience was positive.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Development Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Product Development Associate in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren (more than a year)

    Pros

    It is great place for career stability and career growth.

    Cons

    The organization is very large.

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Heartless people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good design and company discount (but I will never buy their brand anymore)

    Cons

    Very disorganized and superficial. I had the worst experience there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the management kept treating people like they do now, I honestly think the brand will not last long. It still thinks it is a prestigious brand and lacks humility. I will not recommend anyone working for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    All a Façade

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Your next employer will know the type of hell you went through and that you can now tackle any job.

    You learn the tools to run a successful business (which you can use when you jump ship to a real luxury store)

    Cons

    Corrupt management.

    Clueless buyers who never visit the store (and thus do not know what to buy).

    Poor structure.

    No accountability (esp at management level).

    Frequent, mandatory meetings at 8 AM which serve no purpose.

    Stressful environment coupled with poverty level pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your employees like they're children at school. Focus on facilitating business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Legendary brand. Great workplace for stoic, die hard fans of poor planning and immediate execution of changes every min

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    Competitive salary. Iconic Brand with loyal customer base. Opportunity for growth if willing to travel and move frequently. You make your own way through personal relationships if you make yourself known. Company built on great values, but decisions don't follow them.

    Cons

    Complicated training process for new hires. No recruiting structure to support stores with great candidates. Muddled time and attendance policy. Stores always playing catch up after poor planning and sluggish decision making from the corporate offices. Totally reactive environment that at the same time challenges you to be pro-active. LOL. Video shops are not a tool for anything.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work life balance

    Current Employee - Product Development Director in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Product Development Director in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    It's is a high profile and well known company. Superior product.

    Cons

    There is no work life balance.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Fort Myers, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Fort Myers, FL (US)

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Excellent product, customer excitement while shopping

    Cons

    Tough work schedule, Work all holidays

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was a very hostile environment, you had to make the most of the opportunities one was given.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    There was a good discount on the clothing.

    Cons

    Strict Management, only looking forward to their last hour.

  11.  

    Highly structured company, middle level management not the best

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    Current Employee - Lead Cashier in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Cashier in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great brand. The pay is alright - $9.50-$10 per hour. I worked there for a year and a half and I was a lead cashier. Highly structured company.

    Cons

    If you work at an outlet store, you usually get out really late because you get a lot of traffic, over 2000 people walk in. The store is usually a mess. Not that many chances of growing within the company.

    No opinion of CEO

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