Polo Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated 15 October 2014
Updated 15 October 2014
433 Reviews
3.2
433 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ralph Lauren has excellent employee benefits and offers a generous employee discount (in 42 reviews)

  • Great discount, company has a reputable name to use for future references (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • disorganized, not a good work - life balance, very long hours (in 13 reviews)

  • Full time seasonal, as well as part time managerial/supervisor positions are non existent (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    Disorganized, unprofessional. Created a false front to the business, bad management increased with time.

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    Former Employee - Sales Professional
    Former Employee - Sales Professional

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great discount, company has a reputable name to use for future references. Well established brand, easy to sell the product.

    Cons

    Bad management team, unprofessional HR department. Inconsistent with rules, regulations, hard to work on commission fairly. Unprofessional associates. Bad compensation for the amount of work required for the job. Fluctuating pay checks. Not reliable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time off polices are inconsistent. Floor management is poorly organized. Wardrobing is required but sales associates make little to afford the required clothing. Upper management and regional management are kept in the dark about serious sales professional issues. Everything has a false front and isn't how it seems. Stores have a low retention rate keeping associates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Worked as an art director

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and discounts, good opportunities to grow if you prove to be talented

    Cons

    Lack of management stepping in to make the creative process more efficient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sales associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Solon, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Solon, OH (US)

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren part-time

    Pros

    Use of Employee Discount
    Good training

    Cons

    LIttle room for growth
    Had to wear their clothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job for high school and first year college students

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Edinburgh, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Edinburgh, IN (US)

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great employee discount 50% on 4 items each month, and 30% on everything else. Good atmosphere for young people.

    Cons

    No commission, or incentives to make sales. Depending on management, you may be treated like a child or quite frankly just another number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like adults. Use better training for employees. Training videos are outdated and corny. Compensation could be increased a little bit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intern at polo

    Former Employee - [email protected] in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - [email protected] in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Enthusiastic young people who care about the brand, its products and their work.

    Cons

    Old school practices, long hours and lots of manual systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update technology before it gets totally outdated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice to work here

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    A good company. Attractive salary

    Cons

    Nothing to specify as cons

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful company to work for, difficult to move up

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst - Account Services in Greensboro, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst - Account Services in Greensboro, NC (US)

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Strong brand recognition, casual work environment, great people for the most part, great benefits, ok annual raises (at least we get one), job security -- this brand isn't going anywhere. On site training to further development provided (Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Acess Classes, Time Management, Business Writing, Etc.)

    Cons

    Pay is ok, very difficult to move up -- blurry lines on what it takes to move up. Wish there were more corporate offices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    it was a great experience to work by Ralph Lauren

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    Current Employee - Specialist Customer Service in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Specialist Customer Service in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    cause i like to work with customers and im very helpful i enjoyed this job

    Cons

    to be the best specialist customer service at this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they are great team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ralph Lauren Childrenswear is the worst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ralph Lauren sounds impressive to other people who have no idea what a terrible work environment it is.

    Cons

    This place sucks horribly. Childrenswear can't seem to keep employees for long since it's such an awful place to work. The managers have no idea how to manage and will blame you for literally everything that isn't your fault. No one knows what they are doing. It is completely disorganized and everyone is rude. They only promote people they know personally/are friends with. They freak out if you are a minute late. There is no work life balance. They expect your life to revolve around them when they act like you're disposable and don't value you at all. No one has your back. Pays lower than other companies. No room for growth. Can't wait to get out of here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    I hated this job

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    Former Employee - Shipping and Receiving Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Shipping and Receiving Associate in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The discount was okay and there are a lot of talented wonderful people that work for the company.

    Cons

    There is little to no appreciation for employees that work behind the scenes. All of the incentives and accolades go to the sales staff. Upper management was HORRIBLE! They make you do a thousand jobs and nepotism there is heavy. It is a very vein environment so if you don't fit their standard of beauty (blonde hair blue eyed, preferably male) then know you will be spending the rest of your time there being treated as second class. I've been told that if I have an opinion I should keep it to myself by upper management (verbatim). There is extremely high turnover and every time someone would quit or was fired they would take months to replace them leaving the rest of the staff overworked and underpaid. There was little to no advancement within the company especially if you did not fit into the visual status quo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach your managers how to manage employees properly and how to talk to people. Pay your employees a proper wage. Recognize the talent you have and promote that talent. Thoroughly think things through before you execute them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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