Polo Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
433 Reviews
3.2
433 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ralph Lauren has excellent employee benefits and offers a generous employee discount (in 42 reviews)

  • Great discount, company has a reputable name to use for future references (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • disorganized, not a good work - life balance, very long hours (in 13 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great People. Great culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people are great. Very communal workplace. Everyone in the office was very friendly. Everyone was very willing to help me get up to speed when I joined the team.

    Cons

    Doesn't feel like there is a lot of room for upward movement. Compensation was a little low for the position. Other than that, hard to say that there was anything that I was really dissatisfied with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The overall experience was positive.

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    Former Employee - Product Development Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Development Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    It is great place for career stability and career growth.

    Cons

    The organization is very large.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredible summer experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    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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  5.  

    Great company!

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

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great management, people, company! Love Mr. Lauren!

    Cons

    Nothing really. It's been great up to now!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up guys!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Highly structured company, middle level management not the best

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    Current Employee - Lead Cashier in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Lead Cashier in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Great brand. The pay is alright - $9.50-$10 per hour. I worked there for a year and a half and I was a lead cashier. Highly structured company.

    Cons

    If you work at an outlet store, you usually get out really late because you get a lot of traffic, over 2000 people walk in. The store is usually a mess. Not that many chances of growing within the company.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Team

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    Quickly can build a great team environment.

    Cons

    Not easy to move to different position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    as if we weren't there

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    Former Employee - Vintage Temp in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vintage Temp in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    none really, i would not go back.

    Cons

    this was a temp assignment in RL vintage and no one treated us like humans.... we were there simply as a set of hands. i was smarter than all the full time staff and was treated like i was invisible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take a look around and see who has brains

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Disorganized, unprofessional. Created a false front to the business, bad management increased with time.

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    Former Employee - Sales Professional
    Former Employee - Sales Professional

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

    Pros

    Great discount, company has a reputable name to use for future references. Well established brand, easy to sell the product.

    Cons

    Bad management team, unprofessional HR department. Inconsistent with rules, regulations, hard to work on commission fairly. Unprofessional associates. Bad compensation for the amount of work required for the job. Fluctuating pay checks. Not reliable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time off polices are inconsistent. Floor management is poorly organized. Wardrobing is required but sales associates make little to afford the required clothing. Upper management and regional management are kept in the dark about serious sales professional issues. Everything has a false front and isn't how it seems. Stores have a low retention rate keeping associates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Wow...

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

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Loved the employee discount and the majority of people who work there!

    Cons

    Lots of spend in ridiculous areas - very antiquated IT systems that caused a loss of productivity. Very little on-going maintenance support for a bunch of their stuff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to EVERYONE. Just because you hire an "expert" doesn't mean they know everything! People down the chain should have a voice, be informed and...be heard. Don't just sweep the bad employee reviews under the rug. Also, implement career pathing. Some groups did it very well others, not so much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Worked as an art director

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    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and discounts, good opportunities to grow if you prove to be talented

    Cons

    Lack of management stepping in to make the creative process more efficient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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