Polo Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
435 Reviews
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435 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
  • disorganized, not a good work - life balance, very long hours (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Pleasurable but frustrating due to inconsistency with management.

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

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

    Pros

    Nice place to make new friends. People are friendly, for the most part, unless however you have a disagreement with someone who steels your client/sale, then it's up to you to fix your problem because management refuses to get involved. They ask that you resolve sales problems amongst yourself.

    Cons

    work-life balance is horrible. Random days off. Never get a Saturday, it's mandatory to work Saturdays. Forget experiencing what a weekend is. One week you will have a Tuesday and Friday off and the next week you may have Monday and Thursday. After a while you feel like every day is a Monday. It's horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are no perks. You are forced to purchase their clothing and wear only their brand to work. They do not provide a uniform, you must purchase everything and they force you to wear everything from their store. Management should treat their sales staff with a little more dignity.

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

    Great learning experience for an intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Design Intern in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    As an intern, you get to do a lot. It is not only admin or office support. I got to participate in the design meetings, fittings, and see the whole corporate design process. The intern program is well-done and includes events, workshops and panels. It is a great place to intern and it also pays. You also get a discount.

    Cons

    Not much. I wouldn't recommend if you are not used to fast-paced environments and keep up with the speed.

    Recommends
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    "Some things could be better"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a stable company to work for. I have learned and grown a lot since starting working here. Company discounts are very good. There is positive potential for growth.

    Cons

    Time off policy is flawed, not being able to take two weeks of at one time is very difficult for someone who travels internationally for family visits. Yearly pay increases are very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees comments and complaints and take action. Be more cooperative when it comes to working with employees needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company filled with people who have the utmost faith in the brand.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren as an intern

    Pros

    The people love the brand they're working for which makes for a better work environment. Your supervisors are there for support and want to see you do well. There is room for growth across divisions. They know how to treat their interns well and really want to see you evolve, taking the brand as your own.

    Cons

    Depending on the team, you may get jumped right into project work or day to day assignments. The company uses several software that are not all aligned and navigating some of them can be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall pretty good program. So much of the program is dedicated to learning about the company and especially your team. Perhaps it would be great to given the chance to meet and network in the beginning of the program as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I enjoyed going to work every day.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people, great pay, great discounts and overall a very employee first company.

    Cons

    Customers could be difficult at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increased hours would be nice. Not many full-time positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great stable company, great coworkers, great discount.

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

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    I had an absolutely surreal experience at Ralph Lauren's office in Greensboro. Coworkers and management are both friendly, warm, and professional. The office itself is pristine, always being updated and renovated to keep up with times, and lends its' employees the opportunity for a productive, happy, safe, work environment. All of the company's safety, health, and benefits policies are current and display the company's care for it's employees.

    Cons

    The hiring procedures in place at Ralph Lauren are almost sickening. It's all about who you know, who's bum you kiss, and how you promote yourself. I watched coworkers work harder than anyone in their department, hoping to gain a promotion, only to watch the spot be filled by the ridiculously unqualified receptionist with a few friends in HR. The way to gain power in Ralph Lauren is to play the game, not necessarily by working hard. Leadership will treat you well and be friendly toward you, but sometimes it feels fake and forced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is to take better notice of your employees. Who is the first person to show up in the morning? Who is the last person to leave the department at night? Appreciate the employees who deserve your appreciation.

    Also, pay these hard-working employees better. Stop trying to make money off keeping people on as temps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Polo Ralph Lauren

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    very flexible, great ability to move within the company, great people, great product

    Cons

    change their mind on policies frequently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    appreciated for your work, flexibility

    Cons

    not the best pay, very little room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break up the favoritism towards some employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    really nice atmosphere

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    training, volunteer opportunities, great people

    Cons

    you're bound by the rules of your senior manager

  11.  

    awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Commerce, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Commerce, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers in a wonderful atmosphere

    Cons

    some rude and impatient customers that think they are better than you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pass out more blue bags!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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