Polo Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated 24 October, 2014
Updated 24 October, 2014
436 Reviews
3.2
436 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ralph Lauren has excellent employee benefits and offers a generous employee discount (in 42 reviews)

  • Great discount, company has a reputable name to use for future references (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • disorganized, not a good work - life balance, very long hours (in 14 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  

    Great learning experience for an intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Design Intern in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    As an intern, you get to do a lot. It is not only admin or office support. I got to participate in the design meetings, fittings, and see the whole corporate design process. The intern program is well-done and includes events, workshops and panels. It is a great place to intern and it also pays. You also get a discount.

    Cons

    Not much. I wouldn't recommend if you are not used to fast-paced environments and keep up with the speed.

    Recommends
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    "Some things could be better"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a stable company to work for. I have learned and grown a lot since starting working here. Company discounts are very good. There is positive potential for growth.

    Cons

    Time off policy is flawed, not being able to take two weeks of at one time is very difficult for someone who travels internationally for family visits. Yearly pay increases are very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees comments and complaints and take action. Be more cooperative when it comes to working with employees needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company filled with people who have the utmost faith in the brand.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren as an intern

    Pros

    The people love the brand they're working for which makes for a better work environment. Your supervisors are there for support and want to see you do well. There is room for growth across divisions. They know how to treat their interns well and really want to see you evolve, taking the brand as your own.

    Cons

    Depending on the team, you may get jumped right into project work or day to day assignments. The company uses several software that are not all aligned and navigating some of them can be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall pretty good program. So much of the program is dedicated to learning about the company and especially your team. Perhaps it would be great to given the chance to meet and network in the beginning of the program as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great learning opportunities!

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and they really take time to make sure new employees are understanding their tasks. The staff is really dedicated to the philosophy of the company

    Cons

    Long hours and expect to cover all of the details. A lot of research goes into reports, especially in marketing and online departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    I enjoyed going to work every day.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people, great pay, great discounts and overall a very employee first company.

    Cons

    Customers could be difficult at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increased hours would be nice. Not many full-time positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great stable company, great coworkers, great discount.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    I had an absolutely surreal experience at Ralph Lauren's office in Greensboro. Coworkers and management are both friendly, warm, and professional. The office itself is pristine, always being updated and renovated to keep up with times, and lends its' employees the opportunity for a productive, happy, safe, work environment. All of the company's safety, health, and benefits policies are current and display the company's care for it's employees.

    Cons

    The hiring procedures in place at Ralph Lauren are almost sickening. It's all about who you know, who's bum you kiss, and how you promote yourself. I watched coworkers work harder than anyone in their department, hoping to gain a promotion, only to watch the spot be filled by the ridiculously unqualified receptionist with a few friends in HR. The way to gain power in Ralph Lauren is to play the game, not necessarily by working hard. Leadership will treat you well and be friendly toward you, but sometimes it feels fake and forced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is to take better notice of your employees. Who is the first person to show up in the morning? Who is the last person to leave the department at night? Appreciate the employees who deserve your appreciation.

    Also, pay these hard-working employees better. Stop trying to make money off keeping people on as temps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Production in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The name on your resume for future job opportunities. That's it. Nothing else. Wish I could offer more positive feedback. Sorry.

    Cons

    Everything else. Been horrible since day one.
    The turnover rate is so high because no one with any amount of intelligence sticks around for very long. And so you are left with......the scraps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire COMPETENT employees. Do not hire people in a rush just for the sake of hiring someone,
    Impossible to get rid of employees who quite frankly should never have been hired in the first place. Very hard to work with people who simple do not GET it.
    Also- there is a VERY high focus placed on senior management and above. No attention or appreciation given to those who are lower on the totem pole. HR is there to protect the company, not the employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Polo Ralph Lauren

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    very flexible, great ability to move within the company, great people, great product

    Cons

    change their mind on policies frequently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Orlando, FL (US)

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    appreciated for your work, flexibility

    Cons

    not the best pay, very little room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break up the favoritism towards some employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    really nice atmosphere

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    training, volunteer opportunities, great people

    Cons

    you're bound by the rules of your senior manager

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