Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated July 28, 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. associate

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Essex, VT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Essex, VT

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, very flexible and happy work environment. There is a path for upward expansion if you want to pursue.

    Cons

    Pay is low, however, work isn't strenuous.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to bring in strong taken.t


  2. Overall RL is a great place to be!!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Greensboro, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, few micro managers, good benefits, excellent employee discounts, volunteer opportunities, real open doors to conversating with mgmt

    Cons

    Wish there was more growth opportunities inside department, not many positions with a travel component

    Advice to Management

    Shocked that only recently RL has been trying to work towards being more in touch with their millennial population, There needs to be more company culture participation with this generation to help stay motivated and see if there's a real possibility of cross-training/lateral movement between departments. Sometimes we all could use more stimuli.


  3. Working for Polo Ralph Lauren was a decent experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employee discount is good. Young, fun managers. Store environment feels like a family. Hours available pretty much 24-7 (Outlet stores)

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations on managers. Tedious work - Lots of folding (Outlet stores)

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that actually know about fashion.


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  5. Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Was a good company to work for, every one was friendly and easy to work with. Work schedule was flexible and management was very was to talk to if something came up.

    Cons

    The job can get a little tedious and repetitive, if you enjoy talking to people you will love this job, I have very few cons to say about this company, over all it was very good to me

    Advice to Management

    Good management, perhaps rotate positions a little more so employees do not get bored.


  6. RL Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - N/A in New York, NY
    Former Employee - N/A in New York, NY

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting, no down time, always new things to learn

    Cons

    Benefits could be better, they seem to be expensive when I checked around

    Advice to Management

    Watch direction


  7. Director of Production

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging pace and great design. Extensive sourcing capabilities and strong QC makes the job easier. Always looking for new avenues and products to further expand the brand

    Cons

    A lot of pressure to make deadlines which are shorter and shorter. Demanding and fast paced environment that is not for the weak. Extremely competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Try to listen employees more often. Communication always increase productivity. Training is always good and improves employees motivation/dedication


  8. Sales

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great place to start in luxury retail. The discount is great and allows you opportunity to build a wardrobe.

    Cons

    The management isn't that great. Could do a lot better. As a company they don't look out for there associates at all. Great place to start and move on.


  9. Customer Service Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working environment and excellent Management

    Cons

    Driving distance from my home.

    Advice to Management

    na


  10. strong brand. odd management.

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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The Company has a movie-like history and (on paper) an incredible culture. It still feels like Ralph travels the halls and shapes the brand because he actually does.

    Cons

    There is a job for absolutely everything and it's difficult to have anyone do something not listed on their job description. A corporate company where you often hear "no" and a fashion company that falls under all the generic stereotypes.

    Advice to Management

    Stop blaming the people above you and demand change. Lead by example and teach your staff from your experience instead of mindless dictation. Talk to someone you've never met in a hallway. If you've been there 5+ years and a promotion is not on the horizon, leave because you're not getting one and your screwing up the promotion structure for others. Lastly, don't charge your employees for gift boxes.


  11. Good, but not great

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brand recognition. Great people. Good family discounts.

    Cons

    Decisions are top down from global headquarters, giving little wiggle room to implement innovative ideas to further elevate the brand in the markets overseas. Corporate bonus incentives only at senior director or above.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate and empower your talented people. Your employees may grow bored waiting for directions from New York.



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