Polo Ralph Lauren

  www.ralphlauren.com
  www.ralphlauren.com
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High expectations. Great GM.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Round Rock, TX
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Round Rock, TX

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

Pros

This is a good, stable company in a growth cycle. The GM responds quickly to the needs of the store as a whole and shares successes with staff. He cares about the sales staff and addresses concerns quickly. There is a lot of traffic through the store which means it generally makes it's goals.

The scheduling system is great. An 8 hour shift automatically includes two 15's and an hour and management is held accountable for getting everyone their breaks. Recovery after closing is well planned as are floor sets. Associates are never expected to stay beyond time scheduled. Sometimes the option is offered though.

The GM treats everyone as a highly valued member of the team.

Cons

This is a very physical job. Associates are expected to dress well and be prepared to mix great customer service with some manual labor. Expect to spend 5-10 hours on your feet and moving. Wear good shoes and comfortable RL brand clothing.

Retail can be very cliquish, which can make some days unpleasant. But most of the associates are caring, honest people.

Moving up includes being willing to relocate.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Break up the cliques. Post internal policy changes on the bulletin board so you don't have to remember to tell everyone. Post more realistic examples of dress code options.

Make sure all the managers value associates the way the GM does.

Get Big & Tall back in the store. We get asked for it almost daily. Bring in shoes and handbags. We get asked for those almost daily as well. Petite women's would be amazing too.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Once in a Life-time Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant to Ralph Lauren in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant to Ralph Lauren in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Marvelous Boss! Working for Ralph was one of the highlights of my unique career. I learned so much from him. I gained a lot of knowledge in how you successfully run a company and how you treat your employees. Well-Diversified, Fantastic perks, Unique individuals, Beautiful space!

    Cons

    No mentor, few job opportunities, no open door policy.
    The salary wasn't realistic for New York. Being the Assistant to Ralph Lauren, it was difficult to stay with-in the company and gain respect for my "own" accomplishments. I found that people were not so receptive but Ralph was amazing and stayed in contact, even after I left the New York office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a Mentoring Program and offer better salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, work/life balance, great office space

    Cons

    Low salaries, long commute, no bonus

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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