Polo Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.2 388 reviews

86% Approve of the CEO

Polo Ralph Lauren Chairman and CEO Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

(240 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ralph Lauren has excellent employee benefits and offers a generous employee discount(in 36 reviews)

  • Great customers; great product; great discount(in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • work/life balance, people who thrive at RL are people who make retail sales their career instead of a job(in 12 reviews)

  • Full time seasonal, as well as part time managerial/supervisor positions are non existent(in 20 reviews)

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    Sales Professional - Respectful colleagues, but feel insignificant in large corporation

    Sales Professional (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsUp to 50% discount off retail items.
    Commission.
    Flexible hours (may depend on your manager and relationship with him/her).

    ConsCorporate employees treat sales staff as insignificant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer incentives to sales staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not treated as a person.

    Sales Floor Supervisor (Former Employee) Gilroy, CA

    ProsSwag, have to wear Ralph Lauren dress code, have to spend your own paycheck on Ralph Lauren work clothes

    ConsManagement goes through high turnover they last 6 months maximum.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare about your employees don't stay in your office all day watching netflix.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Shipping & Receiving

    Shipping Manager (Current Employee) Aspen, CO

    ProsEndless opportunity for personal and professional growth. Constant challenge. Positive energetic work atmosphere. Clearly defined goals for promotions. The business is structured for individuals to grow. The focus is on building and growing individuals to become the better versions of themselves.

    ConsThe con of this business is that it will challenge you, you will be exposed. Failure is a part of success and success is a measure of the individual and their correct actions/behavior. The con is that politics plays no part here. This is a merit based business that attracts high performers willing to accept responsibility for their growth/success or lack thereof. Simple but not easy. Hard work is a must!

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore Casual days

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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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    Associate Product manager

    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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    Human Resources Generalist

    Human Resources Generalist (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat company culture. Great co-workers. Opportunity to take on new roles within the company and experience different businesses.

    ConsSalary is minimal. Hours are long.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter work-life-pay balance.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Associate

    Sales Associate/Cashier (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsFlexible hours, good discounts 30% and 4 50% per month

    Consmanagers are always on top of you trying to make the hourly goal.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe get it you have to make hourly!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great benefits. Needs to be more organized.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits. Discounts. Overall, people are great. Terrific place to learn.

    ConsToo many cooks in the kitchen at times. Hard to get anything through so many layers of approval.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A very stressful place to work at

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYoung work Environment, good part-time salary

    ConsLots of turnover and unstable environment

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

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    Company very inconsistent on policies

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsUpper Manangement in Company very supportive

    ConsDifficult to manage high number of tasks in manager roles with

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more consistent with policies rather than allow room for favortism with staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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