Polo Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
416 Reviews
3.2
416 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ralph Lauren has excellent employee benefits and offers a generous employee discount (in 37 reviews)

  • Great brand name, great discounts, generally great co-workes (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • work/life balance, people who thrive at RL are people who make retail sales their career instead of a job (in 12 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Nice to work here

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    A good company. Attractive salary

    Cons

    Nothing to specify as cons

  2.  

    it was a great experience to work by Ralph Lauren

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist Customer Service  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Specialist Customer Service in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    cause i like to work with customers and im very helpful i enjoyed this job

    Cons

    to be the best specialist customer service at this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they are great team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    People are friendly here and very chill

    Cons

    That the HR isnt very helpful in helping temp employees becomeperm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful company to work for, difficult to move up

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst - Account Services  in  Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Analyst - Account Services in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    Strong brand recognition, casual work environment, great people for the most part, great benefits, ok annual raises (at least we get one), job security -- this brand isn't going anywhere. On site training to further development provided (Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Acess Classes, Time Management, Business Writing, Etc.)

    Cons

    Pay is ok, very difficult to move up -- blurry lines on what it takes to move up. Wish there were more corporate offices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    assistant manager

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Tannersville, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Tannersville, PA

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

    Pros

    the product and discount were nice

    Cons

    compensation was all over the place. as the assistant manager of hr it was very easy to determine other managers pay. my salary was far less than others in the same position. I asked for fair compensation several times and was told no.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay people what they are worth. don't take advantage of people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Typical Retail Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier  in  Alpine, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Alpine, CA

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

    Pros

    General retail sales environment. Stock process is fairly efficient and allows for expedient inventory flow. Quick on boarding and recently renovated PoS.

    Cons

    Inefficient scheduling and hypersensitivity to the possibility of overtime. Commonly schedules employees for 4 hours shifts at a time, and generally schedules have 5-7 days a week. Lunch breaks were a common deterrent for management to give employee's proper shift durations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Confer with trusted employees and better manage the schedule. Help employee's maintain a good work life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It was an overall positive experience and great for those who have a creative, self-starter attitude.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the ability to come up with my own ideas around how to get the results and team I wanted. There was a wealth of reporting and information at my fingertips to understand the business,

    Cons

    There was a lack of training materials and tools to use in the field. The home office also didn't support field development strongly enough. There was poor two-way dialogue between stores and home office, resulting in a disconnect between the two.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support the field with the necessary tools to run the business and create consistency across the brand Listen to your people and create a sense of urgency around supporting stores in any way possible to achieve results.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    You stay because of the brand, not because of opportunities to advance or learn.

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    Current Employee - Finance  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Finance in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Generous employee discounts, kind employees, well known and established brand.

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to advance if you are not part of a good division, no lower level bonuses, management is a bit out of touch with average employee needs and goals, pay not great, unless you are senior director or above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider better increases to retain better talent, compensate well at the bottom as well as at the top, provide real opportunities for growth and learning.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stable Company, Talented People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Production Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    RL is very stable and has a lot of passionate, hard working people. The company has done well to inspire a feeling that employees are in a Polo family/fraternity. Benefits and corporate holidays are good as well. Quality brand and product. Great discount.

    Cons

    The expectation isn't always reasonable in terms of hours put in. Although stable (fewer layoffs than other companies I've seen), they keep a lean staff. Often times it feels like we are expected to do more with less - goals increased, resources decreased. I don't feel the salaries are very competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the company does well, create incentive and boost morale by giving bonuses or increases to those who aren't Sr. Director and above. It's discouraging to the day-to-day associates/managers/directors to hear the business is doing well but yet there's no budget for a support team member or annual increases even if you've received a good performance review. Encourage entrepreneurial spirit and free thinking in order to improve processes and avoid siloed workers and linear-minded individuals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    GREAT

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Development in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    NEVER A DULL MOMENT. LEARNED A LOT

    Cons

    hard to advancement to the next level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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