Polo Ralph Lauren
3.2 of 5 330 reviews
www.ralphlauren.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.2 330 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Polo Ralph Lauren Chairman and CEO Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

(204 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Ralph Lauren has excellent employee benefits and offers a generous employee discount"
    in 29 reviews
  • "Great customers; great product; great discount"
    in 28 reviews
Cons:
  • "You can't really expect internal promotions if you are a part-time or contract at a retail"
    in 18 reviews
  • "work/life balance, people who thrive at RL are people who make retail sales their career instead of a job"
    in 9 reviews
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Not treated as a person.

Sales Floor Supervisor (Former Employee)
Gilroy, CA (US)

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

ProsSwag, have to wear Ralph Lauren dress code, have to spend your own paycheck on Ralph Lauren work clothes

ConsManagement goes through high turnover they last 6 months maximum.

Advice to Senior ManagementCare about your employees don't stay in your office all day watching netflix.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Shipping Manager (Current Employee)
Aspen, CO (US)

I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time for more than a year

ProsEndless opportunity for personal and professional growth. Constant challenge. Positive energetic work atmosphere. Clearly defined goals for promotions. The business is structured for individuals to grow. The focus is on building and growing individuals to become the better versions of themselves.

ConsThe con of this business is that it will challenge you, you will be exposed. Failure is a part of success and success is a measure of the individual and their correct actions/behavior. The con is that politics plays no part here. This is a merit based business that attracts high performers willing to accept responsibility for their growth/success or lack thereof. Simple but not easy. Hard work is a must!

Advice to Senior ManagementMore Casual days

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Sales (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsGreat co-workers, a lot of places to grew

ConsHard to move up, commission based

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great benefits. Needs to be more organized.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time

ProsGreat benefits. Discounts. Overall, people are great. Terrific place to learn.

ConsToo many cooks in the kitchen at times. Hard to get anything through so many layers of approval.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Associate Product Manager (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsDiscount is 50% but never used because the clothing is not that great. 50% at Club Monaco, much better. Benefits were good, but then they switched to the WORST health care plan in existence. Job security.

ConsVery unorganized, no formal training. I was trained by someone who had only started a few months before me. High expectations. They expect you to know everything even if you havent been taught something. No one really knows what they are doing there. You ask someone a question and they look back at you with a blank stare. GIRLS ARE VERY CLIQUEY, very high school. VERY LOW PAY for associates. VP and Sr Directors will barely look at you in the eyes and forget your name constantly even though youve worked there for years. *BEWARE OF CHILDRENSWEAR* very high turnover rate. Few people last more than a few months, and the ones that stay work until 2 am. NO ROOM for growth unless you are willing to give up your life. Oh and bed bugs.

Advice to Senior Management*VALUE YOUR EMPLOYEES* The reason people leave so quickly is because management does not care about you.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A very stressful place to work at

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsYoung work Environment, good part-time salary

ConsLots of turnover and unstable environment

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Company very inconsistent on policies

Assistant Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time

ProsUpper Manangement in Company very supportive

ConsDifficult to manage high number of tasks in manager roles with

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more consistent with policies rather than allow room for favortism with staff

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I have been working at Ralph Lauren.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren

ProsThe discounts are good.

ConsIf you are employed here, there are a lot of companies who have non-compete clauses with RL, which limits your options when looking for a job.

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Not bad, could be better

Finance (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat employee discount, decent benefits

ConsNot a collaborative culture, highly bureaucratic

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Corporate project with RL

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

ProsGreat corporate culture, relaxing and flexible

ConsDifferent work style than used to

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