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Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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  1. "shipping and receiving"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at ralph lauren definitely allows one to meet different kinds of people and characters. And plus you never know who will walk in the front door within the company

    Cons

    There really is not much of a downside to working for this company. Pay can be better for the work you are putting in but that is about it.

    Advice to Management

    my advice to the management is to definitely try to listen to the employee a bit more carefully. Sometimes what they have to say can be very meaningful and beneficial.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Trust gap between employees and Senior Management"

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ralph Lauren full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Reputable brand, good discount, some great talent who want to see the company do well

    Cons

    Not competitive financially, limited growth opportunity, no respect, loyalty by employees not rewarded, disorganization among different divisions working in silos. No communication from senior management leads to a lack of trust in our leadership, in addition to compensation of senior team according to our annual 10-K reports, specifically the significant settlement of our previous CEO whilst lower and mid level employees wait three months for seasonal bonuses, with no communication as to when it will be paid. Compensation of senior team perhaps should be reevaluated by the board. Company culture also hierarchical - strategy top down, rather than ideas inspired from all levels of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Become better at communication! Some members of senior management team have been there for too long and have become complacent/employees view them as insincere. You have some very talented employees who have been dedicated to the company for years whose loyalty has not been rewarded - become more competitive financially relative to the industry or you risk losing that talent. The reasons talented employees are leaving have nothing to do with the tough financial times or frequent change the company has gone through, you need to take care of your people and make them feel respected and appreciated. I believe Patrice will do great things for our organization, hopefully none of the existing leadership resists the necessary changes.

  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ralph Lauren full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful brand, advancement opportunity, longevity in the industry.

    Cons

    Not transitioning with trending styles, inadequate pay increases

    Advice to Management

    Speak to associates in detail about the success/failures of the management team, and store as a whole.


  4. "Great company and environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ralph Lauren full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great culture and benefits

    Cons

    Training within IT areas and cross functional areas


  5. "Sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ralph Lauren part-time

    Pros

    It’s a very great place to work with employees that are amazing and fun to work with. Great pay for retail and the company has great beliefs and standards

    Cons

    Management not being willing to work with people on scheduling, sometimes management treats you unfairly

    Advice to Management

    treat employees like humans not machines that just work and fold clothes


  6. "Reasonable Entry Level Retail Position"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    - Friendly coworkers, great community
    - Flexible schedule
    - Opportunity to represent a well-polished and reputable brand
    - Quick learning curve

    Cons

    - Monotonous daily tasks
    - Customers are generally inconsiderate
    - Management is flaky

    Advice to Management

    - Refrain from gossiping about employees
    - Be upfront about solutions to workplace conflict
    - Provide better training opportunities


  7. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Lack of structure stemming from upper management

  8. "Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ralph Lauren full-time

    Pros

    People are talented and professional. Great culture in general.

    Cons

    Decision making process can be slow just as other big firms


  9. "Polo Review"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Merrimack, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours, good coworkers, great customer service

    Cons

    Bad management, Overbearing, never felt relaxed


  10. "Merchandiser"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ralph Lauren full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good office culture

    Cons

    No authority to make decisions. Many levels of senior management.


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