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Awesome Workplace

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Current Employee - Creative Intern  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Creative Intern in Chicago, IL

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

Pros

Everyone loves working for the company and never has anything bad to say. Employees are very proud and respectful of RL.

Cons

None! Wish I could have been hired full time but they had no openings.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I was actually a freelancer and did the visual displays, but management that I dealt with was super welcoming and surprisingly informative. I actually learned a lot about the business in general while there.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hugely Disappointing!

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    Former Employee - Sales Professional
    Former Employee - Sales Professional

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, beautiful, luxurious stores, generous discounts, gorgeous merchandise with timeless appeal. Reasonable hours for retail - solid company with strong financial backing.

    Cons

    Insane prices! New styles have alienated much of the more mature loyal clientele that made Ralph Lauren the success he is. Management packs the stores full of commissioned sales people, with very few making any money - resulting in constant turnover. Customer base at the store I worked in were some of the strangest, most bizarre people I've encountered in my life! Perhaps all the Botox went to their brain! Trust me, check out RL Career Opportunities - there are ALWAYS openings because most people can't afford to work there for more than 6 months. If you are a kept woman working for a discount this might be a job for you! Still love RL though!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come into the 21rst Century - if you really want professional sales people, and not just trust fund kids - equip them with the needed tools to do their jobs effectively (desks, computers, and telephones that are useable) Its very expensive to hire, train and invest in new talent, just to have them leave because they can't afford to stay. Stop putting SO many salespeople on the floor - its weird for the customer - instead have fewer sales people with assistants who do the endless folding and merchandising of the store (college kids will work for $12 an hour). Also, drop your initial prices 20% and have fewer promotions - all the customers are in on the game and won't buy anything until the first of the endless sales. Also, man-up the men's fashions - it has been hijacked by the design team and is becoming overly effeminate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    If only we were compensated

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    Current Employee - Project Managerroduct Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Managerroduct Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good team members
    secure Job security
    company discount

    Cons

    low pay
    poor work/life balance
    no bonus for lower management only Sr. management & Executives

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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