There’s no one Mars Associate — across the world, we speak different languages, use different talents and are diverse in our outlooks and our cultures. But we do have one thing in common: we put The Five Principles of Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom into action every day. It’s that commitment to make a difference for people and the planet through our performance on a global scale that sets us apart, together. These shared principles and purpose give Mars Associates a chance to make their careers more than just a job.
So what does this mean for each of our Associates? It means greater opportunities to work together collaboratively — as more than “employer” and “employee” — to pursue personal development as leaders, and to make a difference in our communities — hopefully giving Associates every reason to develop a long, rewarding career with us.
A global company should make a difference worldwide. The Mars Ambassador Program (MAP) provides our Associates with unique opportunities to pitch in in more places than you can imagine. Associates use their strengths to contribute to a project and work to develop new skills.
Learn more about the Mars Ambassador Program.
By learning and growing, our Associates are better able to help themselves, their communities and the world. We believe in open communication between managers and those they manage, leading to better work relationships and opportunities for growth.
Read about our learning and development programs.
We want to keep our Associates at their best — that requires that they stay as healthy and happy as possible. We have launched a number of healthy living initiatives, including help to quit smoking, a focus on good diet and encouraging regular doctor check-ups.
Explore our health, safety and wellbeing programs for Associates.
A few hours of volunteering from thousands of our Associates can add up to a big difference. Our Associates around the world took paid time off work to make a difference in their local communities through the Mars Volunteer Program (MVP).
Learn more about the efforts of the Mars Volunteer Program.
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