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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The Company supports their employees career aspirations

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsDuring the interview process and subsequent time spent in the office, they practice what they preach. Employees are encouraged to explore new areas of interest, seek out new opportunities, and make their own career path.

ConsWith a large company like Ralph Lauren, some processes are in place that slow down change. It often feels like there are too many directions the company is moving in.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a brain drain happening across the board due to newer companies snatching up top talent. It may serve you well to increase benefits (401K match, healthcare costs, bonuses) for existing employees or suffer the after effects of all that experience walking out the door.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren

ProsA company that care about there employees

ConsNot a set schedule but are willing to work with you!

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no culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren part-time

Proshigh commission rate, customer ownership

Consbad management and no values

Advice to Senior Managementteamwork development

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL (US)

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

ProsHorrible hours, horrible management, poor hourly rate

ConsGood environment with customers sometimes.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good but could be better

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Jackson, NJ (US)

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

ProsGreat people to work with.

ConsCorprate is constantly reducing budget for employes I went from working ~40 hours a week to about ~25 hours a week and I am getting the high end of the average.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive the store an oppertunity to be properly staffed

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ok place to work.. Not a lot of work/life balance, lots a late late nights and early early mornings

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time

ProsThe people were the best part of this job. The traffic was continuous so time flied by.

ConsSchedule, work load, senior managers, pay. thats all

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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During this period of extreme low employment levels, this company was initially a refuge from routines of no employment.

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Leesburg, VA (US)

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

ProsFunctioning on less than 23 hour per week provided minimal, though highly valuable experience in regard to location stock levels and customer/client desires. PRL primary goals were to please the potential customer/client.

ConsDuring 7.5 year employment with CompUSA, accesses to other location stock levels was immediate, as product could be retrieved from another (local) location, within 36 - 48 hours. PRL's inventory system demands reprogramming/re-configuration.

Advice to Senior ManagementReconfigure network store inventory system, that customer chosen product could be retrieved from another location or nearby factory outlet location.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall great place to work

Project Director (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsWorld class brand with great people

ConsVery politically driven, too many layers of management

Advice to Senior ManagementGive autonomy to the groups within the company,

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

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Is a great company where you can express your ideas

Senior Graphic Designer (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsYou can grow moving from different groups

ConsNot much opportunities abroad for my job type

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

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The Golden Age of PRL

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsGreat clothing. Great benefits. Excellent management and training.

ConsPromotion based on looks and wardrobe, ethnically prejudiced.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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