Polo Ralph Lauren

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    Intern

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    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Relax company culture, great networking, many position options

    Cons

    Salary isn't most competitive

    Approves of CEO
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    Overall great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits, improving learning and development trainings, overall culture

    Cons

    Middle management salaries are well under market

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Excellent work experience.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    The pros are as follows:
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    Pay
    Benefits
    Training
    Perks

    Cons

    The Cons are as follows:
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    Corporate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A complete waste of time and skills

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    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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1 hour unpaid lunch break

    Cons

    19k after taxes, terrible managment, the hours were from 10-7, stressful, no room for growth, expected to purchase clothes from Ralph Lauren and wear at all times despite not being given an allowance or any type of assistance. Desperate for new employees and will hire the most unqualified people to work there. Management favors the top seller in the store and will treat everyone else poorly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire 16-18 year old teenagers because these are the only type of people who can afford to make such little being a sales associate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Educated people need not apply!

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Boca Raton, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Boca Raton, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Nationally know fashion store with spectacular products. Well respected by people who are not aware of the atmosphere behind the scenes.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lack of support, and discrimination runs rampant in the stores. Upper management doesn't care or doesn't believe the employees. But then doing only 1-2 store visits per year is no way to really see what's going on. Store directors harass, bully, and discriminated against employees. She also tried to inflict religious beliefs and made life miserable for you if you were not on the same side politically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a higher awareness of the day to day activity in the stores. Just blindly believing the store director is a horrible and irresponsible practice. When I brought the harassment and the fact that I was being bullied at work to the regional manager, she told the store director and I was in even more hot water and my life was a living hell. Dumb!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    sucks

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren part-time

    Pros

    meet great people to work with

    Cons

    Management needs a lot of work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Provides excellent training no matter where your career leads you.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great training and development. Excellent benefits. Excellent growth within company. Having Ralph Lauren on your resume opens the door to countless opportunities well outside the company and fashion world.

    Cons

    TERRIBLE compensation (although benefits were a plus). Be prepared to give your entire life to the company. Hours are horrendous and company expects you to drop everything for them at all times. Managers instantly develop a superiority complex and are very demeaning - think they are God - and they favor gay men.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Retail Management needs to set an example of a friendly and inviting atmosphere leading by example rather than with a superior and rude attitude. They not only need to treat the customers in such a manner, but they need to treat their staff with respect which would only promote increased productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst first job at out college

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren

    Pros

    Discounts at company, discounts for other businesses, free shuttle between NYC/NJ for commuters, a lot of volunteering events

    Cons

    Awful management, HR is helpless, very stuck up and snobby work enviornment, long work hours, awful pay increases annually, only way to make decent salary increases is by switching departments or positions

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    There's a reason so many stay for 25+ years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polo Ralph Lauren full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities are endless, coworkers are amazing, stability and a great creative environment. The discount is great.

    Cons

    Salaries are below industry standards. Very top heavy in corporate structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The people helped me grow an gain experience, often stressful though

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you love helping people, this can be a great opportunity to interact not only with customers, but with the other employees as well. Every has a passion for the company

    Cons

    Often more concerned about profits than employees work life balance. Very strict scheduling that must be followed for fear of termination.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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