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Estée Lauder Companies Overview

New York, NY
10000+ employees
Company - Public (EL)
$10+ billion (USD) per year
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products.

As the global leader in prestige beauty, we touch over half a billion ... Read more

Mission: The Estee Lauder Companies has the values of a private company and the financial sophistication of a public company. We care about our people; we take a long-term view of the future. We are driven by passion and ideas.

Company Updates

  • How do we define beauty at The Estée Lauder Companies? We asked our global employees that exact question and are delighted to share their answers. #ELCfamily #ELCinclusivebeauty

    What Does Beauty Mean to You?

    At The Estée Lauder Companies, our people are our greatest asset - that's why we asked our employees to define beauty in their own words. Their response? An inclusive view of what makes someone beautiful.

  • “We continuously look for effective ways to embrace our employees’ distinctions while celebrating their differences.” Marilu Marshall, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer, on embracing diversity at the company. #ELCfamily

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Estée Lauder Companies – Why Work For Us?



We take pride in providing a work environment where our employees join us from all walks of life. We work together for the long term, building a sustainable business based on uncompromising ethics, integrity, fairness, diversity and trust.


We are a family of distinctive brands and entrepreneurial business leaders. Our distinguished portfolio includes some of the most recognized prestige brands in the world. The richness of our history helps to create the wealth of present and future opportunities.


Rewards & Benefits

​The Estée Lauder Companies provides competitive benefit programs, worldwide, that in many cases exceed industry practice and deliver valuable coverage and protection to employees and their families. Our wide range of employee services, and Health and Welfare Programs are designed to help eligible employees make the best decisions for themselves, their family, and their lifestyle.

Leadership Creativity & Learning

We believe in developing the talent of new employees with programs and experiences designed to give in-depth learning and build skills that are crucial to your, and our, long-term success. Our heritage is built on continuous learning and fostering the creativity of our employees. We offer a wide range of development programs based on your level in the organization and your role in a brand, region or function. At the foundation of our programs is our leadership competency model and innovation workshops that support leadership and creativity from every chair.

Inclusion & Diversity

​We are a Company that values and encourages diversity of thought, personal characteristics, cultural background, professional experience, role, tenure, and geographic location in our policies, practices and day-to-day interactions. By doing so we support an inclusive culture that leads to creativity, innovation, and competitive advantage. We strive to be an employer of choice where the attraction, development and retention of top talent around the world reflects the diversity of the global consumer. We provide all employees and applicants for employment with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital, partnership or familial status, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law.



"The ultimate challenge for any leader is not whether he or she can make smart decisions and deliver outstanding results…that is expected…but whether he or she can coach and teach others to be leaders and to build an organization that can play as a winning team.”

Fabrizio Freda

President and Chief Executive Officer


We are committed to building world-class brands by developing talented people. Whether you are a first time leader or a seasoned professional, we offer a variety of learning programs that cultivate leaders and enable you to take control of your development.


Global Learning and Talent Development

Our unique culture is designed to nurture talent, develop leaders and drive innovation. Various skill-building programs work together with our talent management framework to support employees at all levels, as well as recognize and reward our talent. We offer best-in-class development opportunities for personal and professional growth such as customized workshops, learning forums, cross-functional project teams, global leadership programs and executive level education.

Innovation Programs

​At The Estée Lauder Companies, we strongly believe that creativity and innovation drive our success. The next big idea can come from anyone, no matter where you sit in the organization. To support a culture of innovation, ELC offers programs, workshops, and digital platforms that give employees the tools needed for breakthrough thinking, idea sharing, and collaboration.

Digital Acceleration Programs

The world has gone digital, and The Estée Lauder Companies is leading the way by investing in dynamic digital and social tools to help employees collaborate, share ideas and work more efficiently. Employees can enroll in digital education opportunities, mentoring, and e-learning to enhance their knowledge of the digital landscape and drive business results.

Brand Level Training

Employees who work in our brands are provided with customized education to support new product launches, sales force training, and other brand initiatives to ensure success on the job.

Leadership Competencies Model

Our High-Touch Leadership Competencies Model is at the heart of our organization’s learning and development strategy. It provides a map of the behaviors and qualities we believe enable our employees to lead themselves, their teams and, ultimately, our Company. The High-Touch Leadership Competencies model is an exciting and essential tool that helps all of our employees achieve high levels of performance and drive business, and personal, results.


At the heart of The Estée Lauder Companies is a passion for creativity, which is infused throughout all aspects of our business, from product development to packaging, sampling to selling and marketing to merchandising.


We are dedicated to working together with uncompromising ethics and integrity. We encourage our people to create, to innovate, to be entrepreneurs and to strive for the best, always.


We respect the human rights of our employees, suppliers and the communities in which we operate. We have confidence in the safety of all our ingredients and formulas. If concerns are raised on any issue of quality, health and safety, or human rights, we examine the scientific evidence and respond accordingly.


Corporate Responsibility is about HOW we do business. How we create long-term value and a sustainable business model. How we identify opportunities and risks in a fast-changing world and continue to innovate to meet global consumer needs. How we listen and respond to our employees and consumers, as well as our business and community partners.

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    Great culture; the people are very kind and supportive here. ELC has a fantastic leadership team. This industry is growing and fun. I love working here!


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Estée Lauder Companies Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Estée Lauder Companies (New York, NY) in December 2016.


    I applied online. It took some time to get a phone call back, but the interview process was quick and professional once it got going. The Talent Acquisition Manager at Estée Lauder Companies contacted me first for a casual phone interview to get my background. She told me the position I applied to had been filled and after hearing my background suggested another role which I agreed would be ideal. Shortly after the phone call, she emailed me a job description that just opened up, I confirmed I was interested, and she set me up with my first of four interviews the next day. The interviews consisted of me sharing my portfolio of work, talking about my background, what they were looking for, and why I was interested in the position. Everyone was very easy to talk to, polite, and professional. From first contact with HR about possible opportunities to receiving a formal job offer letter took about a week and half.

    As someone who was seeking a new position while still working I appreciated how fast the company was able to get me through the interview process while being able to schedule the interviews around my availability. 5 Stars!

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Estée Lauder Companies Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
  • Top 500 Green Companies, Newsweek, 2009
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008
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