Our People

Behind our welcoming doors are the people who bring Mary Kay to life across the world. We invest a lot in OUR PEOPLE—because that’s where our future is. New ideas, new products, and the energy and imagination behind them all come from our team of nearly 4,500 ambitious professionals. Enriched by a range of backgrounds, we are united by our mission. And we make sure everyone has the opportunity to make a positive impact at Mary Kay and in our communities around the world.


Mary Kay Ash, our founder, firmly believed in treating everyone with respect and this is the foundation of our culture. We believe an inclusive workplace, built on values that recognize the equal importance of every team member, is fundamental for a successful work environment.

Our corporate culture is our moral compass, and our values guide us on our journey, to do the right thing…always.

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is a tried-and-true principle that serves as the foundation upon which our company was built. Mary Kay Ash believed that treating each other with mutual kindness and respect should not only be required, but naturally leads to a strong, fair and healthy working environment.

How we make people feel matters. At Mary Kay, helping people feel better and do better is more than our brand. It’s the core of our business, and it guides our actions large and small. Whomever we meet, inside the company or out, we have an opportunity to offer kindness and respect; to make people feel important, welcomed, appreciated; and to find ways to do beautiful things.

Giving elevates everyone. The real spirit of Mary Kay is the passion our people share to be part of something greater than our individual selves. To be of service to others. To see a need and fill it. To go out of our way – and then some – for those we can help. “Go-Give Spirit” was Mary Kay Ash’s term for this selfless pursuit of the greater good.

Balance means more than “time management.” We recognize the importance of building a balanced life. In fact, Mary Kay Ash often shared her personal priorities of faith first, family second and career third. Following this tradition, encouraging employees to find the proper balance of priorities in their own lives has remained a vital part of our culture around the globe. At Mary Kay, we understand that a successful career is just one part of a balanced life.