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I would describe my experience at Polo as stressful and hetic.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The polo discount is good. You get first look at the new stuff that is coming out and you get first chance to buy.

Cons

You work long hours as a manager and are limited to having associates work a 20 hour week max. They expect you to hire to the point that no associate gets more then 4 hours. You want a weekend off forget it! or you will be working 10 nights in a row to get that off and it better be for a good reason. Payroll has to be micromanaged by the hour to the point on saturday someone is runnig to the back to input the numbers to make sure you dont miss it! If you miss payroll by even a dollar look out. If you have paperwork to get done most time it is done after you get off or during your lunch hour.

Advice to Management

Back off the manageing the payroll by the hour. Let the good associates have more then 20 hours a week and make it easier to get rid of the lousy workers. And give office days to those that need it. Give managers a weekend off every month unless its blacked out.

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  1. An outstanding retailer with an outstanding management team.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a very balanced environment between business and personal growth. Opportunities are available for those willing to step up.

    Cons

    A very conservative approach to business change however in the end needed change does take place.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the outstanding business model that has made PRL successful and put in place a profit sharing model for all associates.


  2. Helpful (7)

    Unrecognised, long hours, little respect and no career progress

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Mainly the people as its a young workforce in Geneva. Work/Social life is balanced if you wish it. Benefits include discounts on clothes, travel and lunch subsidy.

    Cons

    Management in ALL areas e.g. HR, Supply Chain, IT, etc are incompetant and only look at their bonus. Progress is only provided if you're willing to be obedient to your managers every command and perform a 12 hour day. Performance reviews and appraisals are not worth the Apple ipad they are written on by Directors and there is little or no training. All Directors are equivalent to Team Leaders in other companies and their lack of experience and people management are evident within the first week. As no formal qualifications are required for any roles, Directors are intellectually weak and only stay at the company for the bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Look further than your bonus and reward staff who actually do their job between the working hours of 9-6pm. Any one who need 12 hours per day is obviously incompetant. Act more professional and stop employing people through your own family tree who are unqualified to perform the task but on higher wages than people who have been there for 5 years.


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