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. 1 person found this helpful  

    difficult and hard to move up in the company. needs to hire qualified people. to many clicks. too political

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    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    some people are great and some are not. you have to find your balance

    Cons

    hard to advance. leadership is hard. they only hire people from the hamptons or the son/daughter of execs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire qualified people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Beware of the Digital/eCommerce team

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

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

    Pros

    Very competitive salaries within the Digital team. Most people are relatively friendly and smart. Looks fantastic on a resume. Inspiring brand heritage. Great 50% discount at RL and CM - with many larger discount opportunities through the year. Early access to all of the sample sales. Easy to fly under the radar, if that’s what you’re looking for. Nice emphasis on volunteering and giving back.

    Cons

    The Digital team is a mess. Well over 150 people have left within the past 18 months. It is far too VP heavy, and none of them can get along amongst themselves, which translates into a hostile and competitive atmosphere - think 60% Cruel Intentions, 40% Mean Girls. Just about everyone within digital is miserable, even those who have started within the past 6 months. New hires start out as nice, optimistic and easy-going, but are transformed into defensive, miserable creatures within a matter of months. Culture throughout RL favors pretty boys. Zero respect for ecommerce and digital throughout the larger RL organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your digital business!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Terrible Company

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    Former Employee - Sales Professional in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Employee Discount and Wardrobe Allowance

    Cons

    Low pay + benefits, Low moral between management and associates, Little to no room for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management Training desperately needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Meh

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    people are impressed when you say you work here

    Cons

    actually working here. treatment. work/life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Going downhill

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Friendly management, great incentives that follow down from higher up corporate, easy job, value customer service, allow for leadership from sales associates

    Cons

    We don't train anymore, so nobody knows how to fold. Since we value customer service so much our brand presentation has been suffering.. aka the store looks like a disaster. Gossip between managers/employees is obnoxious

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't gossip with/about your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great learning experience but very uptight management

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    Former Employee - Corporate Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Corporate Intern in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    The training program was great and they did a lot to help the interns. A very corporate environment in the fashion world

    Cons

    Very high strung and stressful position during sales times. Little room to move if you did not enjoy your department

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning experience for an intern

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    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    As an intern, you get to do a lot. It is not only admin or office support. I got to participate in the design meetings, fittings, and see the whole corporate design process. The intern program is well-done and includes events, workshops and panels. It is a great place to intern and it also pays. You also get a discount.

    Cons

    Not much. I wouldn't recommend if you are not used to fast-paced environments and keep up with the speed.

    Recommends
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    "Some things could be better"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a stable company to work for. I have learned and grown a lot since starting working here. Company discounts are very good. There is positive potential for growth.

    Cons

    Time off policy is flawed, not being able to take two weeks of at one time is very difficult for someone who travels internationally for family visits. Yearly pay increases are very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees comments and complaints and take action. Be more cooperative when it comes to working with employees needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great learning opportunities!

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and they really take time to make sure new employees are understanding their tasks. The staff is really dedicated to the philosophy of the company

    Cons

    Long hours and expect to cover all of the details. A lot of research goes into reports, especially in marketing and online departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great company filled with people who have the utmost faith in the brand.

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

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren as an intern

    Pros

    The people love the brand they're working for which makes for a better work environment. Your supervisors are there for support and want to see you do well. There is room for growth across divisions. They know how to treat their interns well and really want to see you evolve, taking the brand as your own.

    Cons

    Depending on the team, you may get jumped right into project work or day to day assignments. The company uses several software that are not all aligned and navigating some of them can be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall pretty good program. So much of the program is dedicated to learning about the company and especially your team. Perhaps it would be great to given the chance to meet and network in the beginning of the program as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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