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Mary Kay Overview

Addison, TX
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Mary Kay Inc. (Mary Kay) is celebrating over 55 years as one of the most enduring, successful direct sellers of personal beauty products in the world. We’re a company committed to enriching the lives of women and families, and our corporate careers offer unlimited ... Read more

Mission: Enriching the lives of women and their families around the world.

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  • COVID-19

    Mary Kay Manufactures Hand Sanitizer

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Mary Kay – Why Work With Us?

We invest in our future by investing in our people

The career opportunities at Mary Kay include every profession required to operate a company that does its own research, development, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution for more than 200 premium consumer products to millions of consultants and many millions more end-users.

Mary Kay knows that the success of our products and our company is possible only with the success of our employees (we were recently named by Forbes as one of America's Best Midsize Employers 2019).  Mentoring, training, professional development, and growth paths are important parts of a Mary Kay career.  We also want all employees to have a voice, and we encourage people to share their best ideas.

You can learn more about Mary Kay and see all our opportunities here.  Below are some of the areas you might explore:

Information Service Technology

Information Service Technology drives every part of Mary Kay.  Network engineering, security, digital marketing, cloud technologies, and application development are some of our technical disciplines.

IST at Mary Kay is end-user driven, designed to give people the technologies to make them more effective in their roles, to make Mary Kay a more successful company, and our IBCs more successful entrepreneurs.  You can see all our open IST positions here.


Mary Kay has just opened a brand-new and technologically advanced manufacturing facility in the Dallas area.  Manufacturing here is a high-end, high-volume undertaking with a focus on uncompromising quality, maximum operational efficiency, and responsiveness to changes in customer needs and consumer desires.

We have ongoing needs for manufacturing engineers, mechanics, operations leads, buyers, inspectors, and other manufacturing disciplines.  You can see our manufacturing opportunities here.

Research & Development

The R&D teams at Mary Kay are passionate about science.  They continuously research products that allow our consultants to offer their end-users an experience of unsurpassed quality and unrivaled benefit.  The products we develop must make people feel confident about themselves and their choice of Mary Kay.

we have ongoing needs in product development, regulatory affairs, quality, validation, and other areas.  You can see our R&D opportunities here. 


 A company that believes in its people takes care of them with truly exceptional benefits that help employees at work, at home, and in retirement. It starts with a generously supported comprehensive health plan, and includes 401(k) plans, and a generous profit-sharing program for all employee levels. And most people at Mary Kay have access to on-site fitness and health centers. As part of our commitment to employee wellness, we even provide on-site mammograms and flu shots.

Our benefits package includes:


     Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage

     Short- and Long-Term Disability

     Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care and Dependent Care)

     Life Insurance/Accidental Death and Dismemberment

     Tuition Assistance

     On-Site Training Opportunities

     Holiday Bonus


     FREE On-Site Fitness Center (Corporate and Manufacturing)

     FREE On-Site Health Clinic (Corporate and Manufacturing)

     On-Site Mammograms, Flu Vaccines and Health Screenings

     Mother’s Room

     Tobacco-Free Campus


     Profit Sharing

     401(k) Plan

Paid Time Off

     Vacation Time


     Floating Holidays

     Parental Leave

     Personal Time

     Product Discounts



Mary Kay Ash coined this term to describe the selfless pursuit of the greater good, a dynamic team spirit of helping others which is found throughout the halls of our offices around the globe. As she once said, “When everybody is motivated to serve others, everyone benefits.”  


Through the Pink Changing Lives program, we empower women, transform lives, care for the planet and inspire others. Mary Kay celebrates the incredible work our people are doing across the globe to provide lifesaving surgeries, help end hunger, protect survivors from domestic abuse, beautify our communities, and encourage children to follow their dreams.


Taking responsibility for the planet we’re leaving the generations that follow is one of our highest priorities, and we are doing our part to make the planet a more beautiful place by preserving the Earth’s resources. Pink Doing Green is our promise to create and maintain sustainable business practices, while also partnering with organizations whose mission is to preserve and beautify our communities globally. Pink Doing Green includes:

     Planting one million trees worldwide

     Worldwide recycling program

     Sustainable product packaging

     Zero landfill sites

     100% biodegradable packaging materials

     100% renewable energy

Innovation is in the DNA of our company. Mary Kay invests millions of dollars annually in Research & Development, conducting hundreds of thousands of tests to create products that are different than anything else on the market.  Our product categories are body care, color cosmetics, facial skin care, frangrance, nail care, and sun protection - we currently hold more than 1,400 global patents.  Mary Kay science teams continually travel the world in search of emerging trends and technologies. 

Quality, safety and efficacy are the highest priority of the scientists, technicians, safety experts and administrative professionals who work in Mary Kay’s laboratories:

      Safety is an integral part of every phase of product development. 

      We carefully screen every ingredient.  If we can't verify its safety, we won't use it. 

      Our clinical studies include independent dermatologists, ophthalmologists and other medical experts.

      We collaborate with experts in the scientific and academic fields to advance the science of safety testing.

      Mary Kay meets or exceeds the regulatory requirements in each market where our products are sold. 

      Mary Kay does not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients.  While some governments conduct animal testing for certain products sold in their country, we are committed to the elimination of animal testing and strongly advocate for alternative methods. 

 Intern at Mary Kay Inc, Headquarters!

The Mary Kay internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students a hands-on opportunity to gain relevant work experience at one of the top beauty and direct selling companies in the world. Mary Kay interns participate in activities that introduce them to the Mary Kay culture, our products and the independent sales force.


In addition to their daily responsibilities within their departments, the Mary Kay internship program offers several other learning and networking opportunities, including attending sessions to learn about other areas of the Company; participating in special events such as the Mary Kay annual Seminar; working with Mary Kay employees all over the world; learning how beauty and skin care products are developed and manufactured; and meeting with members of the executive team.

Mary Kay Reviews

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    "Best company I've ever worked for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mary Kay full-time (More than 10 years)


    Competitive pay, excellent benefits
    Ethical, supportive management
    Career opportunities given to internal candidates


    Upward mobility can be slow due to lack of turnover
    Inconsistent flexibility
    Old fashioned dress code

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Mary Kay Interviews



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    Consultor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Mary Kay in May 2019.


    Muito simples, aprendam a oportunidade, tudo que e.precido fazer, como deve ser feito, mostra sobre finanças, investimentos e lucros e.mostrando as formas de crescimentos que cada pessoa pode atingir conforme seu desempenho.

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Mary Kay Awards & Accolades

  • America's Best Midsize Employers, Forbes, 2019
  • America's Best Employers for Diversity, Forbes, 2019
  • Best Employers for Women, Forbes, 2018
  • Top 10 World's Most Reputable CEO, Forbes, 2019
  • 2019 Global Workplace 100 Study - Most Reputable Employers #42, Reputation Institute, 2019
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