Polo Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
497 Reviews
3.1
497 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    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 a 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst first job at out college

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    Discounts at company, discounts for other businesses, free shuttle between NYC/NJ for commuters, a lot of volunteering events

    Cons

    Awful management, HR is helpless, very stuck up and snobby work enviornment, long work hours, awful pay increases annually, only way to make decent salary increases is by switching departments or positions

  3.  

    My experience at Ralph Lauren was positive but overall nothing really special.

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

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    paid dinner and car service for overnights, really good competitive pay, great positive team of people.

    Cons

    Consider how much work is being given to a small team of people. Especially for visuals. It'd be better to hire more people for the teams rather than constantly using freelancers with a lack of information given to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve upon work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The people helped me grow an gain experience, often stressful though

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you love helping people, this can be a great opportunity to interact not only with customers, but with the other employees as well. Every has a passion for the company

    Cons

    Often more concerned about profits than employees work life balance. Very strict scheduling that must be followed for fear of termination.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Solid company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time

    Pros

    Great business model, good benefits, great discount policy

    Cons

    Finance leadership is weak but improving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Corporate Employee

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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

    Pros

    Great company to work for
    Great for the resume
    Good discounts

    Cons

    Doesn't have a program for education compensation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst job

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Foley, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Foley, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    NONE. Just another Wal-Mart want a be.

    Cons

    company has lost their way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pure Abuse

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    I can't think of one good thing, well they give you earn time off but, you have to use that time to make up hour when they cut hours, so really you can't save them for vacation time away from this place. And you really need the time off sometimes because this Place DRAIN the life out of you.

    Cons

    Scheduling, the schedule should be made a month in advance but it's a daily schedule changing by the hour, no Work life balance. the daily post and changing of the schedule have you where you can't interview if you'll looking for another job or if you need to go to the doctor and you will after all the HARD mental work this place does on you, at Ralph Lauren you don't have a life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Post a schedule a month in advance like stated in handbook and not change in every day. stop making people feel like they have to paid vacation time back just to get hours that have been taken from them. And give people lawful breaks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great People. Great culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people are great. Very communal workplace. Everyone in the office was very friendly. Everyone was very willing to help me get up to speed when I joined the team.

    Cons

    Doesn't feel like there is a lot of room for upward movement. Compensation was a little low for the position. Other than that, hard to say that there was anything that I was really dissatisfied with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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