Careers in Consumer Products


Looking for an entry level job or internship in consumer products? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.

Consumer Products Careers

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Consumer products are products designed for use by an individual as opposed to by a company or an event. It’s a pretty tricky definition, but some examples given on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website include “toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals”. If a career in the consumer product business interests you, here are some options to consider.

  • Product design: Design prototypes of a new product
  • Product management: Investigate, select, and develop products
  • Quality assurance: Inspect steps of the product creation process for quality
  • Quality control: Test a product for quality
  • Marketing and advertising: Market a new product to its target audience
  • Merchandising: Work with stores to sell the product effectively

You’ll need a bachelor’s degree for many of these positions. A love of the product you’re making will certainly help. While you can get started with a few of these positions (such as quality assurance and control) without a degree, what you gain from a degree program can help you get in the door or advance more quickly.

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Sales Rep Consumer Products
Beauty products San Diego, CA
Director, Consumer Products Communications
Comcast Philadelphia, PA
Business Analyst- Consumer Lending
Applied Data Finance San Diego, CA
Mortgage Advisor - Consumer Direct
Stonegate Direct Lake Forest, CA
Mortgage Advisor - Consumer Direct
Stonegate Mortgage Dallas, TX
Consumer Lending Sales Consultant
Telhio Credit Union Columbus, OH
PR Account Executive: Consumer/Beauty
Pierce Mattie Communications New York, NY
Customer Service Representative
Asurion LLC Defuniak Springs, FL
Sr. Embedded Controls Engineer Consumer Goods
Device Search Group Carlsbad, CA
Consumer Lending Specialist San Luis Valley
Aventa Credit Union Alamosa, CO

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Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Consumer Products

Dollar Shave Club Logo

Dollar Shave Club - Dollar Shave Club is a Venice, CA "men’s lifestyle brand and e-commerce company on a mission to change the way men address their shaving and grooming needs.”

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Nest Logo

Nest - Nest is a Palo Alto, CA based company that “takes the unloved products in your home and makes simple, beautiful, thoughtful things.”

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S’well - S’well is a New York, NY based company that offers bottles “crafted composed of stainless steel, that keeps your drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12.”

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Harry's Logo

Harry’s - Harry’s is a New York, NY based company that was started "for guys who know they shouldn’t have to overpay for a great shave.”

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Pixie Scientific - Pixie Scientific is a New York, NY based startup that is developing “smart diapers" to identify health issues in young children and older adults.

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Glossybox - Glossybox is a New York, NY based company that offers subscription boxes with “exclusive cosmetic samples and perfume samples from the best makeup brands online.”

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WCG - WCG is a San Francisco, CA based “independent strategic communications firm” that is embracing “the positive future of communications.”

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Yankee Candle Logo

Yankee Candle - I can’t think of a bigger name in candles than Yankee Candle, so I thought we should take a look at the South Deerfield, MA based candle maker and retailer.

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M-Edge - M-Edge is an Odenton, MD based company that “sells fashionable, protective cases for e-readers, tablets, and cell phones.”

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The J.M. Smucker Company Logo

The J.M. Smucker Company - The J.M. Smucker Company is based in Orrville, OH, and they market and manufacture all kinds of food products in addition to their fruit preserves.

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Expo Logo

Expo - Expo is a NYC based company that allows users to submit video reviews on all kinds of products, and they're hiring.

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The Marketing Arm Logo

The Marketing Arm - The Marketing Arm is a Dallas, TX based marketing agency that focuses on building brand experiences through promotions, and they're hiring.

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Skullcandy Logo

Skullcandy - If you're into the intersection of action sports, music, and fashion, then Skullcandy would be a perfect fit for a career.

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OXO Logo

OXO - If you like OXO's philosophy of "making products that are easy to use for the widest possible spectrum of users," you may want to consider a job with them.

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Birchbox - If you’re excited about Birchbox approach to distributing beauty products, then it’s time to take a look at their Jobs page.

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Gerson Lehrman Group Logo

Gerson Lehrman Group - Gerson Lehrman Group is a firm that acts as a professional matchmaker for subject-matter experts, and they're hiring recent grads for a number of positions.

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Retail Solutions - A lot of what Retail Solutions will seem complex if you don’t already know how retail works, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have entry level positions.

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Clarisonic Logo

Clarisonic - If you are a fanatic about your skin and want to help Clarisonic continue to grow, then you should check out their Jobs page.

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Quidsi - Quidsi is a Jersey City, NJ based company that runs retail sites that allow you to buy household goods easily online.

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Rosetta - Rosetta seems to put a strong emphasis on campus recruiting, which means that they have all kinds of entry level jobs available.

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Green Irene - There are direct sales positions with Green Irene, but I think the Operations Assistant at their office in New York looks far more interesting for new grads.

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Green Seal Logo

Green Seal - If Washington, DC based Green Seal meets your personal standards, you may want to think about a job with them.

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Seventh Generation Logo

Seventh Generation - So how can you join Seventh Generation’s team? There are a number of ways. They have interesting jobs in a variety of areas.

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Tom's of Maine Logo

Tom’s of Maine - Tom’s of Maine is located in Kennebunk, ME (an absolutely gorgeous area), and they’re looking for new college grads to help them keep growing their business.

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GoodGuide Logo

GoodGuide - GoodGuide, located in San Francisco, CA, doesn’t offer a lot of information on their Jobs page, but they do have listings of positions that they’re hiring for.

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Kurt Salmon Associates Logo

Kurt Salmon Associates - Follow our lead and you should be able to find all the information that you need about getting a job as an entry level consultant with Kurt Salmon Associates

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Burt’s Bees - Located in Durham, NC, Burt's Bees manufactures eco-friendly personal care products and would be a great place to work if you're environmentally conscious.

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