Polo Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
471 Reviews
3.2
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ralph Lauren has excellent employee benefits and offers a generous employee discount (in 43 reviews)

  • Great discount, company has a reputable name to use for future references (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Often more concerned about profits than employees work life balance (in 16 reviews)

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

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    Analyst

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    Current Employee - Account Analyst
    Current Employee - Account Analyst

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and is very flexible.

    Cons

    Not much to say as for cons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lacking Leadership

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working for Polo can be a good resume builder.

    Cons

    Senior management are not good leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to make changes at the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Retail Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Manchester Center, VT (US)
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Manchester Center, VT (US)

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great discounts
    Hopeful for promotion
    Easy job

    Cons

    Managers are disorganized, not on the same page
    Inefficiently run
    Hours are terrible
    No work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your employees like trash, they are your front line, your money makers and they have useful and good ideas to bring to the table to help them make you money. LISTEN.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Tough Environment, High Standards

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    Former Employee - Director of Sales in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    Liked being challenged to learn and do more with the high standards & expectations

    Cons

    A lot of politics within the organization
    Need to "drink the Kool-aid" to be really successful there
    Difficult work environment with very little support and guidance by upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to help mentor individuals to help them learn & grow
    Morale very low, need to create a better work environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I worked as a sales associate in the Dallas location.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The working environment and vibe was great.

    Cons

    The pay was minimum wage and morning shifts could be 5 in the morning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Educated people need not apply!

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Boca Raton, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Boca Raton, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Nationally know fashion store with spectacular products. Well respected by people who are not aware of the atmosphere behind the scenes.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lack of support, and discrimination runs rampant in the stores. Upper management doesn't care or doesn't believe the employees. But then doing only 1-2 store visits per year is no way to really see what's going on. Store directors harass, bully, and discriminated against employees. She also tried to inflict religious beliefs and made life miserable for you if you were not on the same side politically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a higher awareness of the day to day activity in the stores. Just blindly believing the store director is a horrible and irresponsible practice. When I brought the harassment and the fact that I was being bullied at work to the regional manager, she told the store director and I was in even more hot water and my life was a living hell. Dumb!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Provides excellent training no matter where your career leads you.

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    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great training and development. Excellent benefits. Excellent growth within company. Having Ralph Lauren on your resume opens the door to countless opportunities well outside the company and fashion world.

    Cons

    TERRIBLE compensation (although benefits were a plus). Be prepared to give your entire life to the company. Hours are horrendous and company expects you to drop everything for them at all times. Managers instantly develop a superiority complex and are very demeaning - think they are God - and they favor gay men.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Retail Management needs to set an example of a friendly and inviting atmosphere leading by example rather than with a superior and rude attitude. They not only need to treat the customers in such a manner, but they need to treat their staff with respect which would only promote increased productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Woodbury, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Woodbury, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Co-workers that a like minded, form long lasting bonds.
    40% off all merchandise.
    Meet new people every day!
    Great advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Poor entry level salary. Be prepared to be on-call shifts throughout the week. Don't expect to be free on the weekends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work for

    Former Employee - Ralph Lauren.com Customer Service Representative in High Point, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Ralph Lauren.com Customer Service Representative in High Point, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Good company with amazing growth potential. Good benefits and awesome holiday perks.

    Cons

    I worked in the call center and there was very little opportunity for time off during holidays and there was also mandatory overtime which meant miss quality time with family during the holiday season.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    There's a reason so many stay for 25+ years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities are endless, coworkers are amazing, stability and a great creative environment. The discount is great.

    Cons

    Salaries are below industry standards. Very top heavy in corporate structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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