Polo Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
454 Reviews
3.2
454 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
  • 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great management, people, company! Love Mr. Lauren!

    Cons

    Nothing really. It's been great up to now!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up guys!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bicester, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits and everyday is different

    Cons

    nothing wrong with company - rude customers sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer more incentives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Polo is terrible !

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Livermore, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Livermore, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The fact that I get to leave. Quitting , burning there horrible clothes.

    Cons

    It is all politics and they play favorites. They treat everyone as if they were stupid! They're terrible people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a heart and fire Jessica and josh

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Fort Myers, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Fort Myers, FL (US)

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Excellent product, customer excitement while shopping

    Cons

    Tough work schedule, Work all holidays

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was a very hostile environment, you had to make the most of the opportunities one was given.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    There was a good discount on the clothing.

    Cons

    Strict Management, only looking forward to their last hour.

  7.  

    Highly structured company, middle level management not the best

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Cashier in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Cashier in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great brand. The pay is alright - $9.50-$10 per hour. I worked there for a year and a half and I was a lead cashier. Highly structured company.

    Cons

    If you work at an outlet store, you usually get out really late because you get a lot of traffic, over 2000 people walk in. The store is usually a mess. Not that many chances of growing within the company.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Greensboro, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Greensboro, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Quickly can build a great team environment.

    Cons

    Not easy to move to different position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    as if we weren't there

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

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

    Pros

    none really, i would not go back.

    Cons

    this was a temp assignment in RL vintage and no one treated us like humans.... we were there simply as a set of hands. i was smarter than all the full time staff and was treated like i was invisible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take a look around and see who has brains

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disorganized, unprofessional. Created a false front to the business, bad management increased with time.

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    Former Employee - Sales Professional
    Former Employee - Sales Professional

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

    Pros

    Great discount, company has a reputable name to use for future references. Well established brand, easy to sell the product.

    Cons

    Bad management team, unprofessional HR department. Inconsistent with rules, regulations, hard to work on commission fairly. Unprofessional associates. Bad compensation for the amount of work required for the job. Fluctuating pay checks. Not reliable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time off polices are inconsistent. Floor management is poorly organized. Wardrobing is required but sales associates make little to afford the required clothing. Upper management and regional management are kept in the dark about serious sales professional issues. Everything has a false front and isn't how it seems. Stores have a low retention rate keeping associates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Wow...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Loved the employee discount and the majority of people who work there!

    Cons

    Lots of spend in ridiculous areas - very antiquated IT systems that caused a loss of productivity. Very little on-going maintenance support for a bunch of their stuff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to EVERYONE. Just because you hire an "expert" doesn't mean they know everything! People down the chain should have a voice, be informed and...be heard. Don't just sweep the bad employee reviews under the rug. Also, implement career pathing. Some groups did it very well others, not so much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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