Polo Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
474 Reviews
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474 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ralph Lauren has excellent employee benefits and offers a generous employee discount (in 43 reviews)

  • Great discount, company has a reputable name to use for future references (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Often more concerned about profits than employees work life balance (in 16 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great Company!

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    Former Employee - Stock Support in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Stock Support in New York, NY

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    Ralph Lauren is a wonderful company to work for. They have awesome products and every associate is wiling to help with whatever is needed

    Cons

    There are sooooo many different styles of polos and they are really hard to decipher sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being awesome!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Tough Environment, High Standards

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    Former Employee - Director of Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    Liked being challenged to learn and do more with the high standards & expectations

    Cons

    A lot of politics within the organization
    Need to "drink the Kool-aid" to be really successful there
    Difficult work environment with very little support and guidance by upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to help mentor individuals to help them learn & grow
    Morale very low, need to create a better work environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Woodbury, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Woodbury, NY

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

    Pros

    Co-workers that a like minded, form long lasting bonds.
    40% off all merchandise.
    Meet new people every day!
    Great advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Poor entry level salary. Be prepared to be on-call shifts throughout the week. Don't expect to be free on the weekends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relax company culture, great networking, many position options

    Cons

    Salary isn't most competitive

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Corporate Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for
    Great for the resume
    Good discounts

    Cons

    Doesn't have a program for education compensation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    there are too many politicians.

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    Current Employee - Associate Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Designer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great discount on retail price.

    Cons

    People are selfish and erogant senior managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes! The RL empire is getting rotten.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Provides excellent training no matter where your career leads you.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great training and development. Excellent benefits. Excellent growth within company. Having Ralph Lauren on your resume opens the door to countless opportunities well outside the company and fashion world.

    Cons

    TERRIBLE compensation (although benefits were a plus). Be prepared to give your entire life to the company. Hours are horrendous and company expects you to drop everything for them at all times. Managers instantly develop a superiority complex and are very demeaning - think they are God - and they favor gay men.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Retail Management needs to set an example of a friendly and inviting atmosphere leading by example rather than with a superior and rude attitude. They not only need to treat the customers in such a manner, but they need to treat their staff with respect which would only promote increased productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    My experience at Ralph Lauren was positive but overall nothing really special.

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    Current Employee - Visual Presentation in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Visual Presentation in New York, NY

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    paid dinner and car service for overnights, really good competitive pay, great positive team of people.

    Cons

    Consider how much work is being given to a small team of people. Especially for visuals. It'd be better to hire more people for the teams rather than constantly using freelancers with a lack of information given to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve upon work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work life balance

    Current Employee - Product Development Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Development Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's is a high profile and well known company. Superior product.

    Cons

    There is no work life balance.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Incredible summer experience

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    Former Employee - Design Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Design Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very structured organized internship program offered, lots of activities offered that I would actually go to (Mets baseball game, Free admission to see Punk Chaos at The Met, etc), the design branch is a block from Central Park which is great for lunch, get to see all the inter workings of how a large corporation works

    Cons

    Since I've graduated and am job searching, they have not been very helpful or shown interest in me working there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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