Our Culture

“We are a family company, with family values that recognize our people as our most important asset” – Leonard Lauder

Our Culture

We have stood the test of time by maintaining the highest ethical standards and building respectful relationships within our organization, with customers and consumers, and in the communities we serve. Here, at The Estée Lauder Companies, you are family from day one.

  • 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 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.

  • We have always been a creative force and today we are, more than ever, leaders in innovation. We believe that to remain the leader in global prestige beauty, we must build upon our creativity and innate ability to innovate, using the best consumer insights, the best creativity and the best ideas to capture the hearts and minds of consumers.

Who We Are
  • We Take Pride in Our Work

    We attract and nurture the most outstanding people in our industry. Whether they work in one of our stores, on a production line, at our corporate headquarters in New York City or in one of our affiliates worldwide, our approximately 31,000 full-time employees take pride in their contributions to our success.

  • We are Responsible Citizens

    Included in our Company’s vision is our employees’ duty to be responsible corporate citizens in the communities we serve. We are proud to support a multitude of institutions and programs that reflect the interests and concerns of our employees and customers. Employees are given the opportunity to contribute their time, enthusiasm and talent to a number of causes.


    We believe that good ideas come from all sources, so we equip our employees to make contributions within the framework of their roles and responsibilities, and beyond. We are always looking for ways to identify and harness the strengths of our workforce, turning employees into leaders based on their individual capabilities and opportunities for growth.

  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

    We are an equal opportunity employer and provide all employees and applicants for employment with equal employment opportunities. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We embrace the uniqueness of each individual and are committed to identifying, developing and maximizing individual talents.