Polo Ralph Lauren
3.1 of 5 332 reviews
www.ralphlauren.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.1 332 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Polo Ralph Lauren Chairman and CEO Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

(204 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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 place to work.

Associate Production Manager (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsThe people are what makes the company stand out the most.

ConsSometimes calls for long hours.

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

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Great clothes, terrible management

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
San Marcos, TX (US)

I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren part-time for less than a year

ProsThe only good thing about working at Polo is getting a pay check and getting a discount on the clothes.

ConsThere are so many employees that management usually doesn't even know the majority of their staff. No structure and the training is terrible. Extremely high turnover rate.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would advise management to get a better structure of training and learn how to be better managers. Most of the managers don't care about the employees and get mad at them for very small things.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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No promotions from within.

Associate Buyer (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsRalph Lauren has excellent employee benefits and offers a generous employee discount. That being said, you are strongly encouraged to wear the clothing at work.

ConsRalph Lauren will allow you to interview for positions outside of your department but they almost never hire from within. You will never be notified that you did not get the position you were interviewing for - rather, you will be introduced to the person who did get the job. Horrible morale among employees because of this.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake it more feasible for employees to grow with the company.

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

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Great first or side job.....but for a career is a DEAD END.

Sales Clerk (Former Employee)
Leesburg, VA (US)

I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren part-time for more than a year

ProsFriendly and professional working experience, except for managers. Managers and above are overworked, underpaid and always reminded they are disposal.

ConsManagers and above are overworked, underpaid and always reminded they are disposal.

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

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Part time weekend job whilst a student

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren part-time

ProsThe pay was decent enough

ConsMany people forgot they were working in a shop and thought they were something else

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great starter job for your resume but the pay stinks for junior employees

Project Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLots to learn, great discounts and wonderful clothes. Employee sample sales are awesome. Reputable company. Gives back to the community.

ConsLow pay, employees are not valued, annual reviews are one-sided and achieve little when your boss stinks, upper management is not supportive. HR is utterly useless to say the least. Place is a revolving door.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry 360s for performance reviews. You lose great associates due to poor leaders who are not held accountable.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Store Designer (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time for more than a year

Prosgreat support staff (Autocad specialists, Visual Display, etc.)

Conscan be a bit formulaic

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Great environment to work at with great teams of people.

Associate Designer (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsThere are many people with many experiences and expertise that can share knowledge to each other.

ConsSometimes, because there are many layers of people to deal with, work process may take longer than it needs to be.

Advice to Senior ManagementPerhaps create a strategy to streamline a working process.

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

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The Company supports their employees career aspirations

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsDuring the interview process and subsequent time spent in the office, they practice what they preach. Employees are encouraged to explore new areas of interest, seek out new opportunities, and make their own career path.

ConsWith a large company like Ralph Lauren, some processes are in place that slow down change. It often feels like there are too many directions the company is moving in.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a brain drain happening across the board due to newer companies snatching up top talent. It may serve you well to increase benefits (401K match, healthcare costs, bonuses) for existing employees or suffer the after effects of all that experience walking out the door.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren

ProsA company that care about there employees

ConsNot a set schedule but are willing to work with you!

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