Polo Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
416 Reviews
3.2
416 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ralph Lauren has excellent employee benefits and offers a generous employee discount (in 37 reviews)

  • Great brand name, great discounts, generally great co-workes (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • work/life balance, people who thrive at RL are people who make retail sales their career instead of a job (in 12 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.  

    Excellent company, great work culture

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    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
  2.  

    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    Update technology before it gets totally outdated.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
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    it was a great experience to work by Ralph Lauren

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    Current Employee - Specialist Customer Service  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Specialist Customer Service in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    cause i like to work with customers and im very helpful i enjoyed this job

    Cons

    to be the best specialist customer service at this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they are great team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place!

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    People are friendly here and very chill

    Cons

    That the HR isnt very helpful in helping temp employees becomeperm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good job for high school and first year college students

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    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.  

    Great Brand

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    • 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
  10.  

    Sounds better than it is...

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    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
  11.  

    Typical Retail Job

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier  in  Alpine, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Alpine, CA

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

    Pros

    General retail sales environment. Stock process is fairly efficient and allows for expedient inventory flow. Quick on boarding and recently renovated PoS.

    Cons

    Inefficient scheduling and hypersensitivity to the possibility of overtime. Commonly schedules employees for 4 hours shifts at a time, and generally schedules have 5-7 days a week. Lunch breaks were a common deterrent for management to give employee's proper shift durations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Confer with trusted employees and better manage the schedule. Help employee's maintain a good work life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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