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The 15 Best Cosmetics Companies to Work For
As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 2022)

Looking for a new job in cosmetics? Check our list of the most women-friendly employers in the industry, as rated by the women who work there.

InHerSight's list of the best cosmetics companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Cosmetics companies on this list have 10 or more submissions as of September 1, 2022. Rate your company ›

The 15 best cosmetics companies to work for

Mary Kay Inc. is a cosmetics company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and sense of belonging (4.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Mary Kay Inc.:

"I am a self employed private contractor. so I don't work in the corporate office but I do know a few things about their practices. I chose indifferent on several questions eithe…"

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Avon is a cosmetics company headquartered in the New York City, NY area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Avon:

"The Avon of today has so many great products and so many ways to succeed."

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Shiseido is a cosmetics company headquartered in the Minato-ku, Tokyo area that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.9 stars) and women in leadership (4.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Shiseido:

"I will be celebrating 4 years with this amazing company in August and I just had to take a few minutes to share how incredibly happy I am and how proud I am to work for Shiseido. …"

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Estée Lauder is a cosmetics company headquartered in the New York City, NY area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.7 stars) and women in leadership (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Estée Lauder:

"I’ve been diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer and been on medical leave for going on 10 months while receiving chemotherapy and now surgery. Estée Lauder is my biggest su…"

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Lush Cosmetics is a cosmetics company headquartered in the Poole, United Kingdom area that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for women in leadership (4.5 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Lush Cosmetics:

"Only company in the US (that I've heard of) where if you are a manager or assistant manager (MIT) you get 1 year of paid maternity leave if you have worked for the company for at …"

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Aveda is a cosmetics company that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for women in leadership (4.6 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Aveda:

"Great company that recognizes women in leadership and growth opportunities!"

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Too Faced Cosmetics is a cosmetics company headquartered in the Irvine, CA area that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars) and management opportunities (4.4 stars).

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MAC Cosmetics is a cosmetics company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for MAC Cosmetics:

"Very inclusive company. Great values and great pay. It’s a culture, not a workplace."

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L'Occitane en Provence is a cosmetics company headquartered in the 17503 area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for women in leadership (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for L'Occitane en Provence:

"moving in a very positive direction. lots of growth opportunities."

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L'Oréal is a cosmetics company headquartered in the New York City, NY area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for L'Oréal:

"L'Oreal has been increasingly more inclusive and open to new ways of working. There is focus on improving representation across multiple dimensions of diversity and on simplifyin…"

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Bare Escentuals is a cosmetics company that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for women in leadership (4.5 stars) and sense of belonging (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Bare Escentuals:

"Great company with upward opportunities "

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Benefit Cosmetics is a cosmetics company headquartered in the San Francisco, CA area that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and women in leadership (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Benefit Cosmetics:

"Benefit Cosmetics is a wonderfully fun company to work for."

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Coty is a cosmetics company headquartered in the Amsterdam, Netherlands area that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for women in leadership (3.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.5 stars).

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Ideal Image is a cosmetics company headquartered in the Tampa, FL area that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for women in leadership (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars).

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Revlon is a cosmetics company headquartered in the New York City, NY area that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (3.8 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Revlon:

"As part of the retail execution team, it is an on the road kind of job. So in terms of healthy food, it's kind of on you. In terms of management, it is a pretty great company. As …"

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Companies with at least 10 submissions from current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of September 1, 2022.

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