Polo Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated 27 September 2014
Updated 27 September 2014
421 Reviews
3.2
421 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ralph Lauren has excellent employee benefits and offers a generous employee discount (in 40 reviews)

  • Great customers; great product; great discount (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • disorganized, not a good work - life balance, very long hours (in 13 reviews)

  • Full time seasonal, as well as part time managerial/supervisor positions are non existent (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    Typical Retail Job

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier  in  Alpine, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Alpine, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    General retail sales environment. Stock process is fairly efficient and allows for expedient inventory flow. Quick on boarding and recently renovated PoS.

    Cons

    Inefficient scheduling and hypersensitivity to the possibility of overtime. Commonly schedules employees for 4 hours shifts at a time, and generally schedules have 5-7 days a week. Lunch breaks were a common deterrent for management to give employee's proper shift durations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Confer with trusted employees and better manage the schedule. Help employee's maintain a good work life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    You stay because of the brand, not because of opportunities to advance or learn.

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

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

    Pros

    Generous employee discounts, kind employees, well known and established brand.

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to advance if you are not part of a good division, no lower level bonuses, management is a bit out of touch with average employee needs and goals, pay not great, unless you are senior director or above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider better increases to retain better talent, compensate well at the bottom as well as at the top, provide real opportunities for growth and learning.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was an overall positive experience and great for those who have a creative, self-starter attitude.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the ability to come up with my own ideas around how to get the results and team I wanted. There was a wealth of reporting and information at my fingertips to understand the business,

    Cons

    There was a lack of training materials and tools to use in the field. The home office also didn't support field development strongly enough. There was poor two-way dialogue between stores and home office, resulting in a disconnect between the two.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support the field with the necessary tools to run the business and create consistency across the brand Listen to your people and create a sense of urgency around supporting stores in any way possible to achieve results.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    hourly wages are very low as compare to business worth

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Greensboro, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Greensboro, NC (US)

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    due to job security and low percentage of jobs in the city

    Cons

    culture is friendly and good working environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    revisit hourly rate and it should be competitive to market and healthy rate enhance performance and productivity

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

    Job security, but good management is infrequent.

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of well qualified co-workers. Good benefits, good discount

    Cons

    Difficult to move up, with so many well qualified people there is no enough money & room for everyone to get promoted. Also, raises are minimal due to high spending from the top- so little growth opportunities and little opportunity for raise increases. Negotiate your salary very well before you start because not much opportunity for salary increases later. 3% raises are the norm- if your lucky- but 2.5%- 2.8% also considered normal as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will lose some good employees if you don't become better managers.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    This is a job for a high school student or temporary position.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier  in  Marysville, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Marysville, WA (US)

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Discount on clothing. You work in a mall surrounded by popular stores and brands.

    Cons

    Leaders were rude, did not care about you as a person. Very few hours, training was quick and demanding. Co workers were un friendly, parking was horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more hours to the employees who want more hours and are dedicated to bringing that. Teach the managers better communication skills and having more respect for employees. Bullying is not ok!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company terrible management

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Wrentham, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wrentham, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Had a great first two year experience. Overall good system compared to other retail stores.

    Cons

    I saw one manager leave after the next. Nothing was stable, the hours for sales associates could be 0 for weeks at a time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward sales associates for their good work, too many rules will just make sales associates rebel.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Rewarding.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Greensboro, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC (US)

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities are there, if you have the desire and drive to take advantage of them.

    Cons

    Nothing to report at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, great discounts, cares about employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great brand name, great discounts, generally great co-workes

    Cons

    Politics, not enough time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less political game playing and more political maneuvering will allow for processes to move faster; Pay is at sub-industry rates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    RalpH Lauren

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    Current Employee - Sales Professional  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Amazing company. Truly a professional environment, I am always treated with respect and kept informed on company policies and changes.

    Cons

    This is a great Company, Perhaps one of the best in the world there are really no negative aspects of the company that I can call out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I work with an awesome management team. I am thankful for their guidance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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