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IT Guy's Review: It's A Pretty Good Company

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren

Pros

For the most part, I have enjoyed working for this company. The atmosphere is challenging and rewarding, compensation is decent, and it really says something about a company that so many of their employees have tenures ranging from 5-25 years. This company is stable, fiscally conservative, and as of this writing is expanding its operation nationally and internationally.

Cons

This is a somewhat top heavy organization that lacks a satisfactory number of support personnel in critical IT support areas. They have been slow to react to increasing support requirements, as the user base continues to expand but compensation and support personnel remain understaffed and over-worked. Arbitrary and counter-productive policies come from all directions, with managers at various levels providing contradicting information, increasing individual workload but failing to account for these problems come review time.

Personnel conflicts and complaints are not handled well, or even in a timely manner, by HR. The tenure mentioned in the 'Pros' section of this review can be a liability as much as a positive thing. Individuals who have very long tenures with the company (especially manager level and above) are not held to the same oversight or even corrective action plans as other employees, creating a fairness disparity between position levels.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work to recognize where the weak spots in your IT personnel support structure are, and hire additional employees to shore up these areas instead of increasing responsibilities and expectations on support groups that are already strained beyond their limits. Develop flexibility and speed in dealing with these issues.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Polo Ralph Lauren

  1.  

    Good place to make connections

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Marketing Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    A wealth of information and training, exposure to the luxury world, fast paced work environment.

    Cons

    As an intern, sometimes your managers are so busy that they forget you're there and you just sit around for a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take employees under your belt. RL promotes the "family" and some people to embrace that idea.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    As an intern, I was given many opportunities to learn.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren as an intern

    Pros

    Wonderful work environment and great learning experience.

    Cons

    The only Con I could come up with is that since it is a large brand you may not get as much work experience as interning with a smaller design company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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