Learn & Grow
HELPING YOU REACH YOUR FULL POTENTIAL
Your time at Mars should be something you enjoy — really enjoy. We want our Associates to have fun, be challenged and explore their skills every day. That’s the only way we really grow and reach toward our full potential. To help you along the way, we take your learning and development seriously. Not just because it’s good for you, but because it’s good for us, too. We want every Associate to be performing at their best.
70-20-10 MODEL FOR LEARNING & GROWTH AT MARS
Our 70/20/10 model of learning recognizes how Associates learn best and helps make it happen. Here’s what we believe:
70 percent of your learning comes from giving you the opportunity to try things out for yourself, even if it means taking a few risks.
20 percent of your learning comes from the great people on your side, including mentors, managers and coaches.
The final 10 percent is what you gain from leading-edge classes and courses, designed by our own experts as well as leading external institutions, such as Harvard University.
IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL, TOGETHER
Your long-term career goals are important to us. We want to make sure we’re providing the support you need to achieve your dreams so we can build a successful future, together. So everyone here — and we mean everyone — has a Personal Development Plan. Each plan sets out goals, opens up conversations about the future and serves as a trigger for salary reviews. Our world-class competency model, developed in partnership with Lominger®, spans functional areas and gives all of our 80,000 Associates a common language to talk development.
The support we provide doesn’t stop there. Our ongoing commitment to your growth and development also includes mentoring and coaching — opportunities to rub shoulders with some of the best and the brightest people in business. Additionally, we give our Associates a chance to learn from some of the world’s top educational leaders via a full suite of development programs provided at our very own Wrigley Leadership Academy and award-winning Mars University.