Polo Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
474 Reviews
3.1
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 experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dawsonville, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dawsonville, GA

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    Good hours, pay and management

    Cons

    Work was often stressful and not a lot of room for growth in positions.

  2.  

    Great Company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bakersfield, CA

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

    Pros

    Working with customers and associates..

    Cons

    The Drive to the outlet was over 30 minutes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good, but occasionally frustrating.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Manager

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    Great people, highly motivated and focused on excellence

    Cons

    Very centralized management, that doesn't work well in a very fluid retail environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push decision making down to the store leadership teams

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great experience as a Polo worker.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    Positive attitude from coworkers and managers

    Good pay per hour
    Nice employee discounts and I really like their clothes
    flexible hours

    Cons

    The customers are generally very demanding and rude. If you mess up they generally have no problem letting you know in a very rude manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lacking Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Working for Polo can be a good resume builder.

    Cons

    Senior management are not good leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to make changes at the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Retail Sales Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Manchester Center, VT
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Manchester Center, VT

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

    Pros

    Great discounts
    Hopeful for promotion
    Easy job

    Cons

    Managers are disorganized, not on the same page
    Inefficiently run
    Hours are terrible
    No work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your employees like trash, they are your front line, your money makers and they have useful and good ideas to bring to the table to help them make you money. LISTEN.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Tough Environment, High Standards

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    I worked as a sales associate in the Dallas location.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    The working environment and vibe was great.

    Cons

    The pay was minimum wage and morning shifts could be 5 in the morning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Educated people need not apply!

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Nationally know fashion store with spectacular products. Well respected by people who are not aware of the atmosphere behind the scenes.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lack of support, and discrimination runs rampant in the stores. Upper management doesn't care or doesn't believe the employees. But then doing only 1-2 store visits per year is no way to really see what's going on. Store directors harass, bully, and discriminated against employees. She also tried to inflict religious beliefs and made life miserable for you if you were not on the same side politically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a higher awareness of the day to day activity in the stores. Just blindly believing the store director is a horrible and irresponsible practice. When I brought the harassment and the fact that I was being bullied at work to the regional manager, she told the store director and I was in even more hot water and my life was a living hell. Dumb!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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