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Ralph Lauren, whose name is synonymous with American lifestyle, timeless design and impeccable quality, is a cultural icon who has built the Ralph Lauren Corporation into one of the most successful companies in the world. As the first designer to produce a complete lifestyle vision, Mr. Lauren created a global brand exemplified by style, sophistication and the utmost attention to detail. Today, the Company is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances.
Since 1967, Ralph Lauren has cultivated the iconography of America, as well as that of Europe and the exotic themes of other cultures, redefining a style of luxury that is recognized and coveted around the world. “I have always had a clear vision,” he said. “I wanted to develop quality products and create a whole world around that. It means taking risks, going with what you feel, but never losing sight of your vision and conviction.”
At Ralph Lauren, we like to inspire—and to be inspired. Our teams are dynamic, collaborative and innovative—and we are always looking to build them with the strongest, most inspiring people in the world.
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. Our team members range from topnotch young interns to deeply tenured veterans who have dedicated decades to building on Ralph’s dream. 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, and we are committed to delivering for them.
Our Company is committed to a policy 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
The Company has 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, including programs supporting cancer care and prevention, volunteerism and environmental sustainability.
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. Since 2013, the Pink Pony Fund, established by The 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 quarterly Ralph Lauren Gives Back Weeks, joining a charity walk or preparing meals for the needy.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Our corporate commitment to the environment and social responsibility has been and continues to be a Company priority. In keeping with our reputation, we continually seek to conduct business according to high ethical, legal, social and environmental standards. From responsible product sourcing and manufacturing to careful vendor selection and adherence to best social compliance practices, Ralph Lauren Corporation is proud to be at the forefront of global companies being dedicated to responsible corporate citizenship.
The Company also promotes a culture of environmental responsibility in the communities where we do business, and we encourage employees, business partners and customers alike to join us in supporting a more sustainable world. We strive to operate in ways that put less stress on the environment—from improving energy resources with LEED-certified buildings and joining EPA’s Green Power Partnership to thoughtful global logistics management and ensuring that all packaging, printing and advertising are more environmentally friendly.
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 Mr. Lauren’s vision and drive our brands and business.
To learn more about our job opportunities in the Americas, visit RalphLauren.com. For opportunities within our global store and office locations outside of the Americas, visit your local country recruiting website.
I worked at Ralph Lauren full-time (More than 8 years)
Benefits are great.
Responsibilities were clear and team was great.
many offices to commute to daily.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Ralph Lauren.
I had a pleasant interview with a recruiter which progressed to a 2nd interview with a manager. Had a round of third interviews with 6 members of the team, the times changed at least three times after being confirmed which I found a bit disorganized. After all the craziness of multiple rescheduling conflicts for 6 Hirevue interview, 5 of the individuals interviewing me didn’t even bother to use Hirevue and called on the phone. Three of those phone calls were late by ten minutes - felt like they had no intention of interviewing me seriously and wasted my time just to get through it. Then after multiple back and forth in the initial two weeks, complete disregard or courtesy for a follow up email to inform you they have gone in a different direction. I think Ralph Lauren as a brand believes the brand reputation it maintained in the 90s will carry it forward to 2018; and as such can justify such complete and utter disregard for candidates. However, this company is failing and has been in decline for some time now and the poor behavior during the recruitment process isn’t justified by the company’s diminishing reputation.