Polo Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 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.  

    A mess

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Finance Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    Employee discount, the clothes, creative designers

    Cons

    The people, technology but mainly these people were rude and obnoxious but they dressed well!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the rude obnoxious people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    You have azmazing clothes discount.

    Cons

    A lot of gossip, racist jokes and micromanagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Takes too long and very unappreciative.

  3.  

    dont work here

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Miami, FL

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    great coworkers and nice clothing

    Cons

    awful management, no hours, sad environment, and no place for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leave your personal life at home and don't take it on the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Smoke and Mirrors

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Williamsburg, VA

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    Fair pay, decent health care. Looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    Crazy hours, demanding customers, internal and external theft was out of bad, corp didn't support you, company blamed senior management for everything. Discount was only 30% and factory prices are expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people, promote internally, listen to your store level management team.

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

    Educated people need not apply!

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Nationally know fashion store with spectacular products. Well respected by people who are not aware of the atmosphere behind the scenes.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lack of support, and discrimination runs rampant in the stores. Upper management doesn't care or doesn't believe the employees. But then doing only 1-2 store visits per year is no way to really see what's going on. Store directors harass, bully, and discriminated against employees. She also tried to inflict religious beliefs and made life miserable for you if you were not on the same side politically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a higher awareness of the day to day activity in the stores. Just blindly believing the store director is a horrible and irresponsible practice. When I brought the harassment and the fact that I was being bullied at work to the regional manager, she told the store director and I was in even more hot water and my life was a living hell. Dumb!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst first job at out college

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    Discounts at company, discounts for other businesses, free shuttle between NYC/NJ for commuters, a lot of volunteering events

    Cons

    Awful management, HR is helpless, very stuck up and snobby work enviornment, long work hours, awful pay increases annually, only way to make decent salary increases is by switching departments or positions

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized, unprofessional. Created a false front to the business, bad management increased with time.

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    Former Employee - Sales Professional
    Former Employee - Sales Professional

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

    Pros

    Great discount, company has a reputable name to use for future references. Well established brand, easy to sell the product.

    Cons

    Bad management team, unprofessional HR department. Inconsistent with rules, regulations, hard to work on commission fairly. Unprofessional associates. Bad compensation for the amount of work required for the job. Fluctuating pay checks. Not reliable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time off polices are inconsistent. Floor management is poorly organized. Wardrobing is required but sales associates make little to afford the required clothing. Upper management and regional management are kept in the dark about serious sales professional issues. Everything has a false front and isn't how it seems. Stores have a low retention rate keeping associates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    as if we weren't there

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    Former Employee - Vintage Temp in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vintage Temp in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    none really, i would not go back.

    Cons

    this was a temp assignment in RL vintage and no one treated us like humans.... we were there simply as a set of hands. i was smarter than all the full time staff and was treated like i was invisible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take a look around and see who has brains

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Wow...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Loved the employee discount and the majority of people who work there!

    Cons

    Lots of spend in ridiculous areas - very antiquated IT systems that caused a loss of productivity. Very little on-going maintenance support for a bunch of their stuff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to EVERYONE. Just because you hire an "expert" doesn't mean they know everything! People down the chain should have a voice, be informed and...be heard. Don't just sweep the bad employee reviews under the rug. Also, implement career pathing. Some groups did it very well others, not so much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Sales associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Solon, OH

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren part-time

    Pros

    Use of Employee Discount
    Good training

    Cons

    LIttle room for growth
    Had to wear their clothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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