Working at Mars

What It’s Like Working at Mars

Mars Associates worldwide put our Five Principles of Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom into action every day. Across the many countries in which we operate, we speak different languages and have diverse perspectives and cultures. But we are united by our Five Principles and our commitment to make a difference for people and the planet through our performance on a global scale, and for generations to come. These shared Principles and purpose give Mars Associates a chance to make their careers more than just a job.

This translates into opportunities to work together collaboratively rather than as "employer" and "employee," to pursue personal development as leaders, and to make a difference in our communities – giving Associates every reason to develop a long, rewarding career with us.

Workforce Breakdown

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Mars Associates wearing hard hats talking in the spirit of mutual respect and collaboration


We are committed to creating a high-performance culture of mutual respect, where Associates are free to innovate and collaborate. Working with Gallup, we use an all-Associate engagement survey to measure and improve engagement levels.
Two Mars University students sitting outside, studying

Learning and Development

Mars University provides world-class leadership and functional development programs to unleash the potential of all our Associates and make a difference together for our business, people, pets and the planet.
We increased the proportion of women in management roles by one percent each year between 2001 and 2011.

Diversity and Inclusion

The varied backgrounds and combined talents of our Associates enrich our business. We give our business units the freedom to shape culturally sensitive practices consistent with our commitment to demonstrate respect for all and to open collaboration and communication.
Mars Associates perform quality check of gum on the manufacturing line

Health, Safety and Wellbeing

We are committed to providing workplaces that are safe, healthy and positive environments for all Associates.
Three Mars Associates gardening in the Seeds of Change garden in Los Angeles

Associates Making a Difference

Associates demonstrate their personal commitment to making a difference through their contribution to business performance and by volunteering for good causes in their local communities and further afield. Their efforts are recognized at our Make the Difference Awards, which celebrate individual responsibility, excellence in line management, innovation and results.
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Pay and Benefits

In return for Associates' efforts, Mars provides competitive pay and benefits. We aim to offer all Associates above-average wages compared with sector and local levels.

Interested in Learning More?

View or download the 2014 Summary or our previous Summaries.

2014 Summary

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2013 Summary
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