For the sixth year in a row, Mars, Inc. has been named to the 2018 100 Best Companies to Work For list, compiled by global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune. Mars ranked No. 83 on the list, which is based on survey responses from more than 310,000 employees rating their workplace culture on more than 50 elements, including trust in managers, compensation, fairness, camaraderie and more.
Mars, a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love, started more than 100 years ago. In addition to its pet nutrition, health care and food products, Mars also manufactures chocolate, chewing gum, mints and fruity confections. Over the years, Mars has grown into a global company with more than 50,000 U.S. associates that help to make a difference for people and their pets every day.
“Whether it’s our unique approach to business or our strong, principles-led culture, this recognition is a celebration of our associates’ success around the U.S.,” said Tracey Massey, president, Americas, Mars Wrigley Confectionery. “We are proud to have earned our place on this list once again, and remain committed to continuing to create an environment that fosters growth, respect and inclusivity.”
Known for its investment in associate development and the ability to build a lasting and rewarding career, Mars provides a wide range of benefits and growth opportunities, such as allowing associates to experiment in different roles across business functions and offering pet-friendly offices and a robust personal development program and resources. Mars prioritizes a healthy, fulfilling life for associates with programs like parental leave and adoption assistance, while offering associates the opportunity to give their time and talents to organize, lead and recruit other volunteers through the Mars Volunteer Program.
This inclusive approach to business is guided by Mars’ “Five Principles” – quality, responsibility, mutuality, efficiency and freedom. These principles drive engagement, connections between associates and contribute to the success of the overall business within the company, fostering a culture of shared purpose. As the only food or consumer packaged goods company to have made the list, Mars focuses on doing business in ways that are good for the company, good for people and good for the planet, investing over $5.4 billion in the U.S. since 1995.
“Mars is honored to once again receive this recognition and shine light on its associates and their dedication to creating a purpose-driven workplace filled with pride,” the company said.