Polo Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
421 Reviews
3.2
421 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ralph Lauren has excellent employee benefits and offers a generous employee discount (in 40 reviews)

  • Great customers; great product; great discount (in 34 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for less than a 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
  2.  

    Incredible summer experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for less than a 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
  3.  

    Excellent company, great work culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    amazing 50% discount for all employees, including summer interns, great positive atmosphere, fairly young population

    Cons

    offices are not as nice as one would expect (depends on what office you work in), can feel more corporate than one might expect

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern at polo

    Former Employee - C07bd934@opayq.com  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - C07bd934@opayq.com in New York, NY

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Enthusiastic young people who care about the brand, its products and their work.

    Cons

    Old school practices, long hours and lots of manual systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update technology before it gets totally outdated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice to work here

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    A good company. Attractive salary

    Cons

    Nothing to specify as cons

  7.  

    Good job for high school and first year college students

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Edinburgh, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Edinburgh, IN

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great employee discount 50% on 4 items each month, and 30% on everything else. Good atmosphere for young people.

    Cons

    No commission, or incentives to make sales. Depending on management, you may be treated like a child or quite frankly just another number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like adults. Use better training for employees. Training videos are outdated and corny. Compensation could be increased a little bit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    assistant manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Tannersville, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Tannersville, PA

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

    Pros

    the product and discount were nice

    Cons

    compensation was all over the place. as the assistant manager of hr it was very easy to determine other managers pay. my salary was far less than others in the same position. I asked for fair compensation several times and was told no.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay people what they are worth. don't take advantage of people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sounds better than it is...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company name is great for your resume!
    Opportunity to learn many systems / software (PDM, Sourcing 2000, etc.)

    Cons

    Cliques are the key here. The more higher ups you know the better your chances of advancing. If you kiss up to your direct upper management you will stay employed even if you have no idea of what you are doing. Its no wonder the Rugby brand no longer exists. Many are pretentious and unfriendly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Brand

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The employee discount on merchandise is generous. Every month associates can purchase up to 5 items of their choice at 50% off , as part of their personal wardrobe. The hours are flexible, and the atmosphere is friendly. Training is provided, even for the inexperienced, as long as you embody good customer service skills and behaviors, this retail gig is easy.

    Cons

    Benchmarking associates is just a term they use when they deliver performance appraisals. When it comes time to fill internal positions, most often they hire external candidates. General managers don't mentor the ASM team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    General managers should trust and allow their ASMs to run their specific departments as smaller units of a store. Lead by example by working side by side with them, rather than riding on the ASM team's contribution. This consistent behavior will change the negative office culture and the store's depressing morale into a positive environment built on trust and collaboration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful company to work for, difficult to move up

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst - Account Services  in  Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Analyst - Account Services in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong brand recognition, casual work environment, great people for the most part, great benefits, ok annual raises (at least we get one), job security -- this brand isn't going anywhere. On site training to further development provided (Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Acess Classes, Time Management, Business Writing, Etc.)

    Cons

    Pay is ok, very difficult to move up -- blurry lines on what it takes to move up. Wish there were more corporate offices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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