Polo Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
401 Reviews

3.3
401 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.  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Fremont, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Fremont, IN

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay, great quality products

    Cons

    Retail hour, no time for family, they need to start a trend like Hobby Lobby and close on Sundays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training and relax a little

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Interview at Polo Ralph Lauren in New York, New York February 2014

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    leadership, compensation, office culture, hardworking, great opportunities, benefits

    Cons

    time-off, late nights, very fast, lots of work, training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Customer Service Representative

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company invests a month of training for each employee so you are incredibly educated and current with fashion. They allow much freedom in customer service decision making.

    Cons

    You must frequently review your calls by listening to yourself with management and looking for improvements. Your time away from your desk is greatly regulated and zero room for error since you are easily replaceable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct psychoanalysis profiles for potential employees.

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  5.  

    Sales Professional - Respectful colleagues, but feel insignificant in large corporation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Professional  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Up to 50% discount off retail items.
    Commission.
    Flexible hours (may depend on your manager and relationship with him/her).

    Cons

    Corporate employees treat sales staff as insignificant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer incentives to sales staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Shipping & Receiving

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shipping Manager  in  Aspen, CO
    Current Employee - Shipping Manager in Aspen, CO

    Pros

    Endless opportunity for personal and professional growth. Constant challenge. Positive energetic work atmosphere. Clearly defined goals for promotions. The business is structured for individuals to grow. The focus is on building and growing individuals to become the better versions of themselves.

    Cons

    The con of this business is that it will challenge you, you will be exposed. Failure is a part of success and success is a measure of the individual and their correct actions/behavior. The con is that politics plays no part here. This is a merit based business that attracts high performers willing to accept responsibility for their growth/success or lack thereof. Simple but not easy. Hard work is a must!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Casual days

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not treated as a person.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Supervisor  in  Gilroy, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Supervisor in Gilroy, CA

    Pros

    Swag, have to wear Ralph Lauren dress code, have to spend your own paycheck on Ralph Lauren work clothes

    Cons

    Management goes through high turnover they last 6 months maximum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees don't stay in your office all day watching netflix.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    A big slow moving company with a lot of well paid lazy executives

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    Former Employee - Computer Artist/Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Computer Artist/Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    Met some great hard working people. Workers who love the brand and care about it's future. And despite many obstacles they still manage to move mountains.

    Cons

    Company is sooo top heavy. RL hires people who do absolutely nothing at the company but collect a paycheck. And he empowers coke heads to run his most favorite parts of the business like the in-house stylists. The corporate culture promotes back stabbing, ganging up on each other, not taking responsibility for ones work, bullying and fear. An in-house worker survey revealed wide spread dissatisfaction the the shock if the executive team! This is so telling of what the corporate culture is like. Also, their salaries are a joke!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire half of the executive class. RL is a decent person but he empowers "yes" men instead of people who care about the company and want to see it improved.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Associate Product manager

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    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    Discount is 50% but never used because the clothing is not that great. 50% at Club Monaco, much better. Benefits were good, but then they switched to the WORST health care plan in existence. Job security.

    Cons

    Very unorganized, no formal training. I was trained by someone who had only started a few months before me. High expectations. They expect you to know everything even if you havent been taught something. No one really knows what they are doing there. You ask someone a question and they look back at you with a blank stare. GIRLS ARE VERY CLIQUEY, very high school. VERY LOW PAY for associates. VP and Sr Directors will barely look at you in the eyes and forget your name constantly even though youve worked there for years. *BEWARE OF CHILDRENSWEAR* very high turnover rate. Few people last more than a few months, and the ones that stay work until 2 am. NO ROOM for growth unless you are willing to give up your life. Oh and bed bugs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *VALUE YOUR EMPLOYEES* The reason people leave so quickly is because management does not care about you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human Resources Generalist

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great company culture. Great co-workers. Opportunity to take on new roles within the company and experience different businesses.

    Cons

    Salary is minimal. Hours are long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work-life-pay balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good discounts 30% and 4 50% per month

    Cons

    managers are always on top of you trying to make the hourly goal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We get it you have to make hourly!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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