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At Shiseido, we’ve built a collaborative, friendly and respectful environment where employees are fiercely driven and passionate. It’s these values that contribute to our success as a leading, innovative beauty organization. We know that without respect you can’t be collaborative, and without adaptability you can’t be innovative. These beliefs are a part of everyone who works with us. Every day, we bring beauty to life by being entrepreneurial, resourceful and open-minded — all with a dash of humor. But above all, we lead with kindness. If you share these beliefs, then you’ll feel right at home at Shiseido.

Driven, Passionate, and Kind.

Employee Testimonials

Joana Testimonial Image Joana,
R&D Chemist

What is the best thing about working at Shiseido and/or your current position?

The best thing about Shiseido is the fact that the organization cares about their people, both the employees and the customers. We are given the opportunity to be creative through programs like InVenT, I-con, and I-fair. Additionally, the quality of products matters greatly to management and consequently, the whole team works together to make sure we’re delivering high quality products to market. I love shopping with my gratis money for Shiseido’s high-end products.

Describe what you do.

I am an R&D chemist in the Innovation and sustainability group. Together with my team, we have formulated very novel products like the Shiseido make up VisionAiry Gel Lipstick, ColorGel LipBalm, Crystal GelGloss, NARS Oil-Infused Lip Tint and many more. I have lots of fun creating beautiful products to make our customers feel beautiful and confident.

What motivated you to choose to work at Shiseido and/or in your current position?

A very good friend of mine who used to work with me was hired at Shiseido. She always told me how great the company is and how happy she was with how much they care about their employees. She said I would enjoy it if I came to work with her. I submitted my resume and was called for an interview, and the rest is history.

How do you feel Shiseido is making a difference?

Shiseido is a very diverse company. Women and minorities are given leadership positions. We have company-wide volunteer programs to visit food banks, clean the ocean and aid in reforestation to name the few. I call Shiseido a company of inclusion and respect of the people.

Michale testimonial Image Michael,
Executive Director of Global Visual
Merchandising, Shiseido Makeup

What is the best thing about working at Shiseido and/or your current position?

For me, the best part of working at Shiseido has been the opportunity to collaborate with some of the most talented professionals in the industry. Alongside these incredible peers in creative, marketing, artistry, communications, and product development, we all come to the table with our different perspectives and experiences, working together to craft the future of this beautiful brand.

Describe what you do.

As the creative lead for global visual merchandising, my responsibility is to design and validate creative execution of all in-store visual merchandising and retail experiences for global Shiseido brand makeup products.

What motivated you to choose to work at Shiseido and/or in your current position?

I was motivated to join Shiseido because of the beauty of its brands and its core values. Shiseido has always had a reputation of being a company that put people first.

How do you feel Shiseido is making a difference?

What I love about Shiseido is that we embrace change and fearlessly take our chances at constantly reimagining our company, our brands, and the beauty industry itself. We may not always have everything figured out, but our passion drives us to keep pushing for better and challenging the status quo. Shiseido is unafraid of being present and a part of the conversations that impact our world today, encouraging us all to do our part in shaping tomorrow.

Hava Testimonial Image Hava,
Manager, Talent Acquisition

What is the best thing about working at Shiseido and/or your current position?

I love the people and the overall company culture. Knowing that my role makes a direct impact to Shiseido though hiring great talent is very rewarding and I love knowing I am shaping our culture with every new hire.

Describe what you do.

I work in talent acquisition where we recruit the best talent for all our brands and functions at all levels. In addition, I also manage the undergraduate summer internship program.

What motivated you to choose to work at Shiseido and/or in your current position?

My passion for beauty, coupled with the amazing curation of brands in the portfolio was what initially interested me in Shiseido. What sealed the deal was meeting with the team here during my interviews. I had an instant connection and it made my decision to join Shiseido very easy.

How do you feel Shiseido is making a difference?

Shiseido’s commitment to making a difference is seen in so many ways. To name a few, Shiseido has given all employees paid time off to use for volunteering, created a volunteering portal and community internally to foster collaboration, and also given back to the community in times of need; such as the hand sanitizer project during the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. Beyond these things, Shiseido is also committed to sustainability across all our brands.

Amy Testimonial Image Amy,
Manager, US Marketing, Laura Mercier

What is the best thing about working at Shiseido and/or your current position?

I appreciate the many opportunities that Shiseido offers. I have transitioned between departments, taken classes through the lunch & learn series, participated in the Changemaker program, taken yoga classes and played virtual charades with my colleagues during the WFH period.

Describe what you do.

My job is twofold. I am a manager of trade marketing, building relationships between the corporate teams and the sales field to help drive sales through partnered activations. In addition, I am a manager of brand development, ideating & executing on high-level strategic plans for the Laura Mercier brand in the US.

What motivated you to choose to work at Shiseido and/or in your current position?

When I first started working at Laura Mercier on the finance team, I was responsible for helping the marketing department build their budget and run analyses to determine the best strategic courses of action. I wanted to see how the marketing team’s plans were executed in the market and what it took to get these activations off the ground. I felt it was important to see the process through from ideation to execution, and I enjoyed the expanded team I got to work with.

How do you feel Shiseido is making a difference?

I feel it is my responsibility to help the next person because I have been helped along the way. Shiseido set me up with a mentor, whom I have a close connection with and speak to often for advice. Shiseido has also given me the opportunity to be a mentor as well. I spoke on the SHEseido panel regarding my experience transitioning between teams, and through that I’ve met many wonderful employees who are looking to learn more from me and my experience.

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