Polo Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated 26 January 2015
Updated 26 January 2015
492 Reviews
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492 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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    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bakersfield, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bakersfield, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Working with customers and associates..

    Cons

    The Drive to the outlet was over 30 minutes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    very fun environment and tended to be relaxed, as long as work was being completed to a high standard

    Cons

    sometimes poor communication about personal development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good, but occasionally frustrating.

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    Current Employee - Regional Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Manager

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    Great people, highly motivated and focused on excellence

    Cons

    Very centralized management, that doesn't work well in a very fluid retail environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push decision making down to the store leadership teams

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very disappointed with this company. You cannot advance with this company.

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    You will meet many nice people and develop many friendships.

    Cons

    1. No leadership 2. Managers only concerned with getting their bonus 3. Worst pay on Madison Ave. They claim to be luxury retail but pay like Gap. 3. They pay sales associates on Madison Ave Flagship (Mansion) $12 and $13 per hour here in New York City. 4. Sales associates constant fighting over sales 5. Negative Atmosphere which comes across to customers 6. High Turnover due to associates leave because the company will lower you pay if you don't sell a certain amount each year. They will drop your hourly rate depending on your yearly sales amount.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked at the Madison Ave. Flagship store (Mansion) and there is no management. The managers do not focus on the needs of the sales staff. The place is a ZOO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Structured and traditional retail company.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources

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

    Pros

    Internationally renowned retail brand. Good place to learn what to do and what not to do. Beautiful offices. Employee discounts and sample sales.

    Cons

    Not a creative/innovative work environment. Lack of diversity. A lot of "red tape" and approval processes. Very formal work environment. Belitting others is a common practice. A lot of perceived favoritism and corporate gossip.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent with new initiatives. Make employee decision based on facts not emotions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    A great experience as a Polo worker.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    Positive attitude from coworkers and managers

    Good pay per hour
    Nice employee discounts and I really like their clothes
    flexible hours

    Cons

    The customers are generally very demanding and rude. If you mess up they generally have no problem letting you know in a very rude manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lacking Leadership

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    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
  9.  

    Pretty Cool Job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    great discount, great clothes, fun employees

    Cons

    Sometimes workers seems under appreciated. Lack of communication between managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key and employees do have a life outside of this job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
  11.  

    Good if you want a stable and safe job

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good job security and benefits.

    Cons

    Employees are not promoted based on their performance or results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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