Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Rigid corporate culture, poor pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    hours aren't too ridiculous; vacation policy is fairly generous; employee discount (if you like their stuff and can afford it); some very nice people

    Cons

    The culture at HQ is very buttoned-up and conservative. Management is very, very top heavy. Senior management always seems paranoid; little room for innovation or questioning the way things are done. You will feel pressured to buy the brand to fit in, even though your salary doesn't allow it. Very high turnover of smart, young employees who don't fit with the rigid corporate culture (and find better pay elsewhere). 401k package is below average for a company of its size (6 years to be vested?!); health insurance plan is not great.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for. Great employees will leave if you don't pay them what they deserve. Loosen up the culture a bit. Allow younger employees to have a greater voice/visibility. Relax the dress code. Invest in the quality of your clothes. Make CEO Ralph Lauren take a $1/year salary...the dude is already a billionaire from owning a controlling stake in the company!! Cut his huge annual salary/bonus and spread the wealth.


  2. Great company; high expectations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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

    Pros

    - Great corporate company culture
    - Sense of team unity

    Cons

    - Demanding
    - Occasional long hours


  3. Great company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, management listens to employees!

    Cons

    Upper management tends to micromanage to the point that it's concerning.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of upper management.


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  5. Sales Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The employee discount is amazing compared to most retail stores

    Cons

    the pay is very low for such a high quality of clothing and prestigious company.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay of the workers or commison


  6. Planner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Big brand name recognition.

    Cons

    Too many senior level managers demanding things too quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees


  7. Helpful (4)

    Director of Design

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Design Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits and shopping discount are good and competitive.
    I have many many talented people who are not utilized properly for their skills.

    Cons

    The salaries for designers are not competitive and the longer you are there, the less you make.
    They rather pay more for people outside the company rather than promote the employees they have.

    Advice to Management

    The company is very top heavy.


  8. Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    fun team to work with

    Cons

    management can use some work


  9. Great Benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good health insurance, great discount

    Cons

    They play the same music over and over again!


  10. excellent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lancaster, PA

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I love the management here

    Cons

    There are long hours over holidays

    Advice to Management

    pay your sales associates well so they stay with you


  11. Helpful (1)

    Not a good company for career growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big name, co worker are super nice

    Cons

    Very disorganized and non sense changes all the time. Upper management doesn't care about our career growth and can't retain people. Can't have different opinions because people are punished to express themselves. Very corporate. Odd for place for fashion industry.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be organized and strengthen marketing strategy before handing assets to design department. Need to work smart, not work long hours.



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