Polo Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
436 Reviews
3.2
436 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 14 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Wow...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Loved the employee discount and the majority of people who work there!

    Cons

    Lots of spend in ridiculous areas - very antiquated IT systems that caused a loss of productivity. Very little on-going maintenance support for a bunch of their stuff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to EVERYONE. Just because you hire an "expert" doesn't mean they know everything! People down the chain should have a voice, be informed and...be heard. Don't just sweep the bad employee reviews under the rug. Also, implement career pathing. Some groups did it very well others, not so much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredible summer experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Design Intern in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Very structured organized internship program offered, lots of activities offered that I would actually go to (Mets baseball game, Free admission to see Punk Chaos at The Met, etc), the design branch is a block from Central Park which is great for lunch, get to see all the inter workings of how a large corporation works

    Cons

    Since I've graduated and am job searching, they have not been very helpful or shown interest in me working there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent company, great work culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    amazing 50% discount for all employees, including summer interns, great positive atmosphere, fairly young population

    Cons

    offices are not as nice as one would expect (depends on what office you work in), can feel more corporate than one might expect

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Ralph Lauren Childrenswear is the worst

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    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

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