Polo Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
421 Reviews
3.2
421 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ralph Lauren has excellent employee benefits and offers a generous employee discount (in 40 reviews)

  • Great customers; great product; great discount (in 34 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful company to work for, difficult to move up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for more than a 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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stable Company, Talented People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Production Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    RL is very stable and has a lot of passionate, hard working people. The company has done well to inspire a feeling that employees are in a Polo family/fraternity. Benefits and corporate holidays are good as well. Quality brand and product. Great discount.

    Cons

    The expectation isn't always reasonable in terms of hours put in. Although stable (fewer layoffs than other companies I've seen), they keep a lean staff. Often times it feels like we are expected to do more with less - goals increased, resources decreased. I don't feel the salaries are very competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the company does well, create incentive and boost morale by giving bonuses or increases to those who aren't Sr. Director and above. It's discouraging to the day-to-day associates/managers/directors to hear the business is doing well but yet there's no budget for a support team member or annual increases even if you've received a good performance review. Encourage entrepreneurial spirit and free thinking in order to improve processes and avoid siloed workers and linear-minded individuals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    it was a great experience to work by Ralph Lauren

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for 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
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  5.  

    Great Place!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    People are friendly here and very chill

    Cons

    That the HR isnt very helpful in helping temp employees becomeperm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sales Associate - Good part time job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  Edinburgh, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Associate in Edinburgh, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Discounts, Pay higher than most other part time retail jobs, company loyalty, learn alot about customer service and retail marketing

    Cons

    changes in management often, no incentives for employees to work hard or punishment for those who do not work, raises were little to none and were not often. Too many new rules hurting employee growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing store management so often, incentive managers and associates that work well to want to stay with the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Good clothes and good people

    Cons

    Terrible hours and customers that don't respect your job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flexible shifts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    GREAT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Product Development in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    NEVER A DULL MOMENT. LEARNED A LOT

    Cons

    hard to advancement to the next level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I loved my job and the people I worked with, but at the end of the day just a body to fill space.

    Former Employee - Merchandising Manager
    Former Employee - Merchandising Manager

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

    Pros

    I traveled a lot for the company and met some amazing people who are now like family.

    Cons

    After 7 years and working 50+ hours a week was just another face to most people at corporate level. Your hard work and dedication never pay off. Being salary and working as much as I did made about $5 an hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your word and just sometimes a simple thanks would be nice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Brand

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The employee discount on merchandise is generous. Every month associates can purchase up to 5 items of their choice at 50% off , as part of their personal wardrobe. The hours are flexible, and the atmosphere is friendly. Training is provided, even for the inexperienced, as long as you embody good customer service skills and behaviors, this retail gig is easy.

    Cons

    Benchmarking associates is just a term they use when they deliver performance appraisals. When it comes time to fill internal positions, most often they hire external candidates. General managers don't mentor the ASM team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    General managers should trust and allow their ASMs to run their specific departments as smaller units of a store. Lead by example by working side by side with them, rather than riding on the ASM team's contribution. This consistent behavior will change the negative office culture and the store's depressing morale into a positive environment built on trust and collaboration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Typical Retail Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier  in  Alpine, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Alpine, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    General retail sales environment. Stock process is fairly efficient and allows for expedient inventory flow. Quick on boarding and recently renovated PoS.

    Cons

    Inefficient scheduling and hypersensitivity to the possibility of overtime. Commonly schedules employees for 4 hours shifts at a time, and generally schedules have 5-7 days a week. Lunch breaks were a common deterrent for management to give employee's proper shift durations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Confer with trusted employees and better manage the schedule. Help employee's maintain a good work life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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