Polo Ralph Lauren
3.2 of 5 335 reviews
www.ralphlauren.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.2 335 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Polo Ralph Lauren Chairman and CEO Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

(206 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Ralph Lauren has excellent employee benefits and offers a generous employee discount"
    in 29 reviews
  • "Great customers; great product; great discount"
    in 28 reviews
Cons:
  • "You can't really expect internal promotions if you are a part-time or contract at a retail"
    in 18 reviews
  • "work/life balance, people who thrive at RL are people who make retail sales their career instead of a job"
    in 9 reviews
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Great Company!!! Atlanta store has the worst management team.

Sales Professional (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time

ProsGreat customers; great product; great discount

ConsUnorganized and dishonest management team; juvenile behavior; very "clickish"

Advice to Senior ManagementLead by example; do not engage in gossip and spread rumors; foster a friendly non hostile working environment.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Full time employee for 2 years.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time

ProsThe discount is nice. The hours are consistent, the benefits are okay.

ConsVery little internal movement up the "ladder". Job positions are often made up to accommodate the higher ups favorite workers. Very sexist working environment, pretty boys are often favorited.

Advice to Senior ManagementRespect the little people, it will pay off BIG TIME.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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negative experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time

Prosthey have good discount policy

ConsLack of advancement opportunities, awful schedule

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Human Resources Generalist (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time for more than 3 years

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

ConsSalary is minimal. Hours are long.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter work-life-pay balance.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Computer Artist/Manager (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time for more than 5 years

ProsMet 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.

ConsCompany 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 Senior ManagementFire 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.

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Sales Associate/Cashier (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren part-time for more than a year

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementWe get it you have to make hourly!!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat company, good experience with all customers. Employees are all hard working

ConsNo challenges, work hard and it will show

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work for

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
Fremont, IN (US)

I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat benefits, great pay, great quality products

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

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter training and relax a little

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

ProsThe 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.

ConsYou 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 Senior ManagementConduct psychoanalysis profiles for potential employees.

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