Polo Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
471 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 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (more than an 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Sales associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Solon, OH

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren part-time

    Pros

    Use of Employee Discount
    Good training

    Cons

    LIttle room for growth
    Had to wear their clothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    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

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful company to work for, difficult to move up

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    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 (more than an 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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