Polo Ralph Lauren
3.2 of 5 383 reviews
www.ralphlauren.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2014
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3.2 383 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

Polo Ralph Lauren Chairman and CEO Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

(235 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Pleasurable but frustrating due to inconsistency with management.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Beverly Hills, CA

    ProsNice 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.

    Conswork-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 Senior ManagementThere 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disorganized and Frustrating Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Lyndhurst, NJ

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

    ConsCompany 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I had great expectation and the company is way different from the image of the brand

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat brand, very successful organization

    ConsYou don't get career advancement unless you're in a close friendship circle (despite of competence). Too many duplicates of activities and reports. Form is way more important than substance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou probably need a change in upper management bringing people in from outside rather than keeping the circle of friends so against any innovation

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    For nothing

    Temp (Current Employee)
    High Point, NC

    ProsYou have a job. if you ever make it to full time it not a bad place to work, if you ever get that chance

    ConsAs a temp. They keep most as temps and never give full time job ,because we are cheap and disposable. I have worked harder than most full time people there and still have nothing to show for it. Our pay never goes up, no days off and work much harder than most. Still yet can be let go any given time. The only way it seems you can get anywhere in the company if you are fake, kiss butt or screw/suck someone.... really unhappy with the company that has people over departments that have no common sense! truly just a meat house ! as far as customer satisfaction well lets just say they do a lot of things hoping the the customer don't notice........

    Advice to Senior Managementpay attention to the little people they r truly the ones who keep the place going.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stayed too long at a company too big

    Merchandise Planner (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThere is a nice feeling of job security and a decent employee discount. The people that work there are generally nice but it doesn't offset the office politics.

    ConsCompensation is poor when compared to similar companies in the field. Lots of turnover of the staff and management which leads to a low moral on the floor and departments disorganized.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Upper Management is Demotivating

    Internal Auditor (Current Employee)
    Lyndhurst, NJ

    ProsWork isn't very difficult
    Get to wear casual clothes daily

    ConsThe upper management in my department is completely demotivating. They posses the characteristics that are the complete opposite of what makes a good leader. Constantly looking to blame someone when there is a mistake. Everyone above the manager level is extremely awkward and socially inept. Micromanagement. Unwillingless to listen to ideas/suggestions that go against how they think things should be working even if the suggestion can strengthen a control or provide increased efficiency to a project. They are extremely inefficient; would rather sit and speculate for hours on why something is done a certain way when it could just be answered with a quick 10 minute phone call.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you ask your employees "how we can make this a better work environment?" actually mean it! Don't ask just to say you asked and then not listen.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company!!! Atlanta store has the worst management team.

    Sales Professional (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsGreat customers; great product; great discount

    ConsUnorganized and dishonest management team; juvenile behavior; very "clickish"

    Advice to Senior ManagementLead by example; do not engage in gossip and spread rumors; foster a friendly non hostile working environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A big slow moving company with a lot of well paid lazy executives

    Computer Artist/Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsMet some great hard working people. Workers who love the brand and care about it's future. And despite many obstacles they still manage to move mountains.

    ConsCompany is sooo top heavy. RL hires people who do absolutely nothing at the company but collect a paycheck. And he empowers coke heads to run his most favorite parts of the business like the in-house stylists. The corporate culture promotes back stabbing, ganging up on each other, not taking responsibility for ones work, bullying and fear. An in-house worker survey revealed wide spread dissatisfaction the the shock if the executive team! This is so telling of what the corporate culture is like. Also, their salaries are a joke!

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire half of the executive class. RL is a decent person but he empowers "yes" men instead of people who care about the company and want to see it improved.

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    Full time employee for 2 years.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe discount is nice. The hours are consistent, the benefits are okay.

    ConsVery little internal movement up the "ladder". Job positions are often made up to accommodate the higher ups favorite workers. Very sexist working environment, pretty boys are often favorited.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect the little people, it will pay off BIG TIME.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Associate Product Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsDiscount is 50% but never used because the clothing is not that great. 50% at Club Monaco, much better. Benefits were good, but then they switched to the WORST health care plan in existence. Job security.

    ConsVery unorganized, no formal training. I was trained by someone who had only started a few months before me. High expectations. They expect you to know everything even if you havent been taught something. No one really knows what they are doing there. You ask someone a question and they look back at you with a blank stare. GIRLS ARE VERY CLIQUEY, very high school. VERY LOW PAY for associates. VP and Sr Directors will barely look at you in the eyes and forget your name constantly even though youve worked there for years. *BEWARE OF CHILDRENSWEAR* very high turnover rate. Few people last more than a few months, and the ones that stay work until 2 am. NO ROOM for growth unless you are willing to give up your life. Oh and bed bugs.

    Advice to Senior Management*VALUE YOUR EMPLOYEES* The reason people leave so quickly is because management does not care about you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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