Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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Pros
  • We got a good employee discount even though I only liked their socks (in 43 reviews)

  • Great customers; great product; great discount (in 36 reviews)

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

  • Being a part-time employee getting paid a quarter above minimum wage, a Union was something I did not want to pour my money into (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Sales & Service Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are available, 401 K, two weeks vacation, 6 personal and sick days.

    Cons

    There is not opportunity for growth unless you are part of politics which is extremely unfair. Within the company, there is fair promotion but the higher percentage is really based on who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Create fairness and opportunity in order to have lower turn over rate.


  2. Polo Ralph Lauren - Saint Augustine

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Augustine, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Augustine, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved working with employees and some supervisors.

    Cons

    Some supervisors were condescending and rude customers.

    Advice to Management

    Change it.


  3. Executive Assistant Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing boss and group of people to work with

    Cons

    took 5 weeks to get an offer after my interview


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Analyst in Lyndhurst, NJ
    Current Employee - Sourcing Analyst in Lyndhurst, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice work environment and nice people

    Cons

    very limited space to grow


  6. polo

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    Current Employee - Womans in Dawson, GA
    Current Employee - Womans in Dawson, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment good people good stuff

    Cons

    Low pay lazy management can't move up

    Advice to Management

    Do work


  7. Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Leadership, complexity, global, growing, branded

    Cons

    work life balance, work all holidays


  8. ROMANCING THE MERCHANDISE

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    Former Employee - Menswear Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Menswear Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Authentic great product collections. Meeting new people both clients and staff. Good product knowledge.

    Cons

    Hourly wage with small commission base. Long hours if your in a mall setting.

    Advice to Management

    More product knowledge and less productivity numbers.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work, slower pace, has work life balance

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    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Lyndhurst, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Lyndhurst, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance Great discount Learn a lot because you are given a lot of responsibility Get to work with a diverse set of people across multiple locations Big on giving back and volunteering

    Cons

    Pay is not commensurate with amount of work Slow to promote on the buying side


  10. Excuses for advancement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You'll meet lots of great people, including management although only for the person they are.

    Cons

    Once full time your bound to your schedule which will fluctuate speratically based only on when the salary managers want to take off. If they have a dispute they can't resolve they both get the time off and during that time the supervisors are told to do all their work. If this is one day it's not so bad. But holiday weekends here are no joke. They say all hands on deck, everyone will be working, but there are usually two that get out of it. The salary managers feel they should get to do whatever they want whenever they feel. This alone caused me enough problems with associates learning this and become argumentative with supervisors, because it was well know there are no documenting out even a talk in the office. But the second one of these managers work with you everyone is working correctly making the manager seem like they are not motivating the team, or plainly not doing their job. Clearly it would have been better to bring the trouble employee and salary managers WITH the supervisor in the office to discuss everything. Employees are not likely to lie if the supervisor they were not working with was present in the discussion. Instead the employees talk only with a single manager, remember the employee always works in their presents, and tell them things like the supervisor is doing nothing or not helping the team. The employee is not aware of all the work that is being put on them by managers who can't get their personal endeavors worked out. The manager will take their word for it and get on the supervisors for not "helping the team". So the supervisor gets stuck doing what we pay part time associates to do just to not get any of the" extra " work done. Then reviews come around and you get pennies while you overhear those awful employees getting a nickel or dime more than you. Does corporate not think the supervisors should possibly get a raise based on the number of employees they manage? Make the separation of pay increases a little wider. Why cause they all talk about what the are paid and get in increases, all of them.

    Advice to Management

    If an employee is having a problem its good to listen, with a grain of salt. Verify the info between both parties by bringing them together to state faults. If someone is dishonest you'll likely find out with them together. Just because you get the same info from multiple employees without the supervisor present doesn't mean that supervisor is really doing as they claim. Perhaps the entire group of employees, two or three aside, are all in on the deception and plan. I left after 8 years because school kids left to go back and was really hoping to get some fresh new, untainted, employees. In one weeks time, while I was out, the very few bad employees left had already told the new ones about the way they "handle" their supervisor. I just couldn't keep playing the game anymore. You guys have really got to get back to basic management 101 and protect those employed starting from the top down. Don't take the side of even a group of people over a supervisor. When you offer money to bring on friends you'll get a whole building full of "friends" who plot things and deceive their management. Open your eyes and see what's really going on before you even question that anyone in your management team is not trying their best. REMEMBER IF YOUR EMPLOYEES FAIL IT'S ONLY BECAUSE YOU FAILED THEM!!! This only works using that same chain of command except going the other way.


  11. Department Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time

    Pros

    Great discount good training program nice people company wide

    Cons

    poor brand identity, fragmentation leads to consumer confusion disorganization of upper management absentee manager in many stores lack of enforcement of company policy lack of growth opportunity within the company



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