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Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  • I enjoy working at the Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store for the employee discount as well as the fast paced environment (in 103 reviews)

  • Great company, great discount, positive people (in 84 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest Hills, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest Hills, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ralph Lauren (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people and coworkers are terrific.

    Cons

    Management. was top heavy at the time.


  2. "PRL Does Not Deliver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ralph Lauren part-time

    Pros

    Brand recognition and desire, though fewer and fewer customers are looking for the pony to adorn their clothes, some still are.

    Cons

    Retail is difficult, and demanding. The best employees are taken for granted, while others have exceptions and excuses made for their lack of effort and integrity. The buck never seemed to stop with management. Bad behavior, when reported, was never fully addressed. Many employees reported issues. Those issues were left unresolved to the point that the employees were compelled to quit.

    Advice to Management

    When an associate, supervisor, or assistant brings a complaint or issue forward, due diligence should follow swiftly. Questions about a high turnover rate within a store should be looked at a lot more carefully. People don't quit jobs. They quit managers. The culture, work environment, retention and success of a store is directly related to the leader.


  3. "Sales & Planning Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Sales & Planning Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales & Planning Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Not super hectic

    Cons

    Everyone is the same
    No innovation


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  5. "patternmaker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Pattern Maker in Yonkers, NY
    Former Employee - Pattern Maker in Yonkers, NY

    I worked at Ralph Lauren (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good discount, club monaco and polo

    Cons

    they are always looking for someone cheaper, they don't care about employee loyalty.


  6. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a fashion company they also make a note to only put out the best product which makes working for RL very exciting and rewarding. In addition, the company has a great record for what it does in the community with its work on philanthropy.

    Cons

    The company grew very quickly and some areas were understaffed which resulted in longer than normal work hours. However not every part of the company is comprised like this.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people on the ground doing the work. They can help with what is value added and what is not.


  7. "Product Development Assistant - Children's"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of employees in all different ages. Most everyone is friendly and they give a lot of responsibility to assistants

    Cons

    Ralph Lauren is restructuring currently which means a lot of unexpected layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management to offer more speakers for everyone to attend so they get inspired.


  8. "Great Brand"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Brand, Super Discount, Quality Clothing

    Cons

    Work life balance, to many tasks that take away from the focus of the business.


  9. "Experience as a Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Ysidro, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Ysidro, CA

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Employee's opinions are not taken into account


  10. "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhasset, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhasset, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ralph Lauren part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    co workers were amazing and benefits

    Cons

    No employee loyalty which made for a unstable work environment

    Advice to Management

    value your employees more. Especially the the hard working loyal ones.


  11. "Senior Technical Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Designer in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Designer in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ralph Lauren (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, beautiful product, structured development of styles

    Cons

    Company is focused on being very diversified. The employees are not as capable/ proficient/ qualified as I have met in other companies.

    Company underpays in the industry because they think it's ok as they're Ralph Lauren.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on ability of employees, not a one time mistake



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