Polo Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated 15 October, 2014
Updated 15 October, 2014
433 Reviews
3.2
433 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 13 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Fashion College

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

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone seems to have worked at Ralph Lauren. It's a great learning ground. There is a lot of process in place that sometimes results in red tape but overall was a great learning experience.

    Cons

    Low salaries. Corporate politics. Red tape. Scarce resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your people do what they do best. Don't micro manage them. Trust them. Once budgets are approved, let people run with it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Pleasurable but frustrating due to inconsistency with management.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Beverly Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Beverly Hills, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Nice place to make new friends. People are friendly, for the most part, unless however you have a disagreement with someone who steels your client/sale, then it's up to you to fix your problem because management refuses to get involved. They ask that you resolve sales problems amongst yourself.

    Cons

    work-life balance is horrible. Random days off. Never get a Saturday, it's mandatory to work Saturdays. Forget experiencing what a weekend is. One week you will have a Tuesday and Friday off and the next week you may have Monday and Thursday. After a while you feel like every day is a Monday. It's horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are no perks. You are forced to purchase their clothing and wear only their brand to work. They do not provide a uniform, you must purchase everything and they force you to wear everything from their store. Management should treat their sales staff with a little more dignity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Somewhere in the middle of a good and bad company.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier

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

    Pros

    Management is friendly, and there is fairly good amount of autonomy among employees while they are doing their jobs.

    Cons

    Wages are stagnant, and do not reflect volume of a store.
    There is no real room for advancement if you desire it.
    Full time seasonal, as well as part time managerial/supervisor positions are non existent.
    Time off policy is out of whack.
    Sales goals are often unrealistic, and unattainable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen when your employees have suggestions, and don't just say that things just have to be done in one specific way.

    When complaints are made, don't forget about them. If it is not something you can fix personally, send it up the latter to district, regional, and corporate supervisors etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Disorganized and Frustrating Place to Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lyndhurst, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lyndhurst, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance (in certain departments), good employee discount, very casual dress code (jeans, etc.)

    Cons

    Company is overall very disorganized. Everyone directs you to someone else when you have a question and it's very hard to get any answers. The management in my department is not good at all and I don't feel like I am learning anything. Not a lot of vacation/personal time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    "Some things could be better"

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    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
  7.  

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

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    • 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
  8.  

    I enjoyed going to work every day.

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    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
  9.  

    Great stable company, great coworkers, great discount.

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    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
  10.  

    Polo Ralph Lauren

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    • 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
  11.  

    Excellent place to work

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    • 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

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