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Ralph Lauren Overview

New York, NY
10000+ employees
1967
Company - Public (RL)
Other Retail Stores
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been ... Read more

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Ralph Lauren – Why Work For Us?


Our Company

Ralph Lauren is an entrepreneurial, creative business that is built upon a foundation of strong, collaborative relationships. We are a world-class team that has been creating, elevating and celebrating authentic American design and culture since 1967. As Ralph himself proved back in 1967, it all starts with a dream, and Ralph Lauren employees are an indispensable part of that dream. We are passionate, innovative and committed to delivering on Ralph Lauren’s original vision of a life in style—while always forging ahead to create a Company for the 21st century.

We are deeply invested in our employees’ professional development, and we encourage a culture of constant learning and skill building. We want our team members to have all the tools and resources they need to take ownership of their career at Ralph Lauren and develop an actionable plan for success.

Our Company is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion. We know it takes all types of people—reflecting a broad array of backgrounds, personalities and points of view—to make a great company. Our team is comprised of the most talented and dedicated people in the world, from all walks of life and every age group. At Ralph Lauren, diversity is one of our core values—and one of our fundamental strengths.

 

Our Brands

The Company's brand names—including Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Double RL, Polo Ralph Lauren for men, women and children, Polo Sport, Polo Golf, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Chaps, Club Monaco and Ralph Lauren Home—constitute one of the most widely recognized families of consumer brands.

Our brand image is reinforced by our full-price retail stores, factory stores, concession-based shop-within-shops, and our wholesale channels of distribution in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as our global e-commerce sites. 


Ralph Lauren is an entrepreneurial, creative business that is built upon a foundation of strong, collaborative relationships. We are a world-class team that has been creating, elevating and celebrating authentic American design and culture since 1967. As Ralph himself proved back in 1967, it all starts with a dream, and Ralph Lauren employees are an indispensable part of that dream. We are passionate, innovative and committed to delivering on Ralph Lauren’s original vision of a life in style—while always forging ahead to create a Company for the 21st century.

We are deeply invested in our employees’ professional development, and we encourage a culture of constant learning and skill building. We want our team members to have all the tools and resources they need to take ownership of their career at Ralph Lauren and develop an actionable plan for success.

Our Company is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion. We know it takes all types of people—reflecting a broad array of backgrounds, personalities and points of view—to make a great company. Our team is comprised of the most talented and dedicated people in the world, from all walks of life and every age group. At Ralph Lauren, diversity is one of our core values—and one of our fundamental strengths.


Philanthropy and Giving Back

We have a strong commitment to giving back to the communities where we live and work. Over the years we have led a variety of philanthropic initiatives supporting programs for cancer care and prevention, education, volunteerism, and the environment.

Ralph Lauren has long been committed to reducing disparities in cancer care. He helped create the Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research at Georgetown University in 1989, and later founded the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care in Harlem in 2003. Since 2000, the Pink Pony Fund of The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation has supported programs for screening, early diagnosis, treatment, research and patient navigation. In 2014, the Company founded the Ralph Lauren Centre for Breast Cancer Research at The Royal Marsden's hospital in London; the Centre officially opened its doors in May 2016.

Each year, thousands of Ralph Lauren employees around the world dedicate their time to creating meaningful connections in their communities through our formal volunteer program, Ralph Lauren Gives Back. Officially launched in 2000 in our New York and New Jersey offices with activities at nonprofit organizations like God's Love We Deliver and Habitat for Humanity, it has now expanded to most of our corporate offices and stores around the world. The program is a great way to get involved and do good while working with your team members, whether you are participating in our Ralph Lauren Gives Back Weeks, joining a charity walk or preparing meals for the needy.


Corporate Social Responsibility

Our commitment to Corporate Responsibility – our planet, our people and our communities – is core to our business. We continually seek to minimize our environmental footprint, treat all of our people with dignity and respect and give back to the communities where we operate. We are deeply committed to conducting business according to high ethical, legal, social and environmental standards.  


To learn more about our efforts visit RalphLauren.com


Ralph Lauren has more than 40 offices in 14 countries across the globe. Each of our locations reflects our unique corporate culture while embodying the rich diversity of the local region. Wherever you join us, you'll find dedicated, engaged and focused teams working to deliver Ralph’s vision and drive our brands and business.

To learn more about our job opportunities in the Americas, visit Our Career Site

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    Pros

    I feel incredibly fortunate to work for a company that has uncompromising brand & customer service standards and strong balance sheet. RL supports development & growth and embraces diversity & inclusion. Recently released strategic plan is strong plan for long-term success.

    Cons

    Matrix can be complicated at times. Retail industry is high pressure!

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Ralph Lauren Photos

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Ralph Lauren Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Ralph Lauren (New York, NY).

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    A lot of back and forth and then a day wasted on repetitive interviews. Every single person that interviewed me was Caucasian, out of 8 people. They focused on being a heritage brand and couldn’t answer any questions about diversity or inclusion. In a panel of 8 interviewers including HR and recruitment, not one person was a minority and I think it was indicative of Ralph Lauren’s failing reputation as a ‘heritage brand’. I personally think they interviewed me to meet a diversity quota but it was evident from the excessive technical questions for an entry level position that they were just interviewing as a formality and completely wasted my time. After following up with the multiple times, they posted the same vacancies on their job board a week ago. Avoid this place, particularly if you’re a minority or a person of color. It was clear that they had no interest in hiring non-Caucasian staff and if interviewing, only did so as a formality to adhere to diversity screening guidelines. The interviewers were late, unapologetic and it was clear they did not intend to hire me. Avoid this sinking ship - their sales and reputation has been tarnished and declined in the last ten years, imagine working in an office where you know a brand is heading towards bankruptcy and will be gone like Liz Claiborne or Perry Ellis. Poor recruitment structure, disrespectful interview experience and failure to understand diversity or current hiring methods.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical questions for SQL that were involved for an entry level role.   Answer Question
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Ralph Lauren Awards & Accolades

  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
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