Polo Ralph Lauren

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Polo Ralph Lauren Reviews

Updated 15 September 2014
Updated 15 September 2014
416 Reviews
3.2
416 Reviews
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Polo Ralph Lauren Chairman and CEO Ralph Lauren
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ralph Lauren has excellent employee benefits and offers a generous employee discount (in 37 reviews)

  • Great brand name, great discounts, generally great co-workes (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • work/life balance, people who thrive at RL are people who make retail sales their career instead of a job (in 12 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.  

    For nothing

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    Current Employee - Temp  in  High Point, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Temp in High Point, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    You have a job. if you ever make it to full time it not a bad place to work, if you ever get that chance

    Cons

    As a temp. They keep most as temps and never give full time job ,because we are cheap and disposable. I have worked harder than most full time people there and still have nothing to show for it. Our pay never goes up, no days off and work much harder than most. Still yet can be let go any given time. The only way it seems you can get anywhere in the company if you are fake, kiss butt or screw/suck someone.... really unhappy with the company that has people over departments that have no common sense! truly just a meat house ! as far as customer satisfaction well lets just say they do a lot of things hoping the the customer don't notice........

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to the little people they r truly the ones who keep the place going.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Rationalistic Approach work environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    Employee discounts on the merchandise
    Friendly work environment

    Cons

    High turnover rate for both staff and management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Eh alright...has it perks

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    -Flexibility with scheduling while I was in school. If you're full time---forget it
    -Able to take time off when needed (except major holidays)
    -Employee discount
    -Meeting diverse people from around the world
    -Steady flow of customers so not too boring

    Cons

    -Mediocre pay for the amount of work expected
    -Have to harass the customers with millions of questions to complete a sale (cashier)
    -Stayed busy and hectic steadily
    -So many "rules" to follow in order to uphold the brand
    -Not much room for advancement depeneding on your position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up and grow up...your workers are not slaves. Keep the drama and gossiping to a minimum. Consider more effective training techniques and employee incentives. In doing this, you may reduce the turnover rate.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Exciting, Fast pace, and fun

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Polo Ralph Lauren part-time

    Pros

    Job had flexible hours and there were many different job functions to do there

    Cons

    Lack of pay and hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I worked for the company for five years.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Woodbridge, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Woodbridge, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Pride in the brand, working with an array of individuals, easy to move up if you're determined and hard working

    Cons

    District Manager not hiring quality General Managers, I went through three in my 5 years. Working retail requires working on weekends and holidays. For as much money as this company makes, they can afford to pay a lot better, and this goes with all levels, sales associate to general manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand and care about your employees. Listen and take feedback. Acknowledge when you're wrong and correct it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, great brand

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time

    Pros

    More than any other company I have seen, Ralph Lauren is a meritocracy...if you get results, opportunities will materialize.

    Cons

    Very tribal culture, with opportunity for greater corporate cooperation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    if you dont love fashion, you wont love RL

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    Former Employee - Business Development  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    50% off Ralph Lauren product; younger people; NYC

    Cons

    very tense, out to get you work environment, no work life balance, face time is very important and there is no sense of community

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    just because you're a fashion industry, doesn't mean you have to act like you are better than everyone else. there is nothing fun about this place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate at Ralph Lauren

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier  in  Freeport, ME (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Freeport, ME (US)

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were happy to come to work, often early as well as offering to stay late. The culture was warm, friendly, positive and constructive. Feedback was constant from peers and management. Structure allowed for in-depth learning and developing of merchandising skills quickly. Register Trained in 2 weeks. Coming into retail with no experience I felt fairly paid (by the hour). Company discount is huge. Asked to do in-house modeling, paid well. Breaks are incredibly flexible. Management was down to earth, supportive and assertive.

    Cons

    Training was simple. If you wanted to learn about each and every detail of the products it was up to you to really show you cared. It's a big ask of a company like Ralph Lauren because their brand is so diverse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would encourage management to continue to do what they are doing, remaining consistent is difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ralph Lauren has been the best company that I have ever worked for.

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    Current Employee - Sales Lead  in  Dawsonville, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Dawsonville, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    You get really great benefits plus you have the chance to be promoted with in the company its all up to you.

    Cons

    The hours can be a real challenge sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sweat Shop, Slave Plantation !!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Katy, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Discount and some of the people are kind, none in upper management.

    Cons

    They work you down to the ground, they never have anything good to say to you, you can't talk, you have to be moving at ALL times, they treat the staff very poor, they don't really give you hours and they don't give people LAWFUL breaks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat people with respect, and stop breaking the law with the 15 minute breaks and beating staff down with WORDS. I see why they hire kids, because they don't know any better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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