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Five cheers for Associates! Mars ranked as Best Company to Work 5 years in a row

03/08/2017

Mars U.S. celebrates 5th consecutive year as a Great Place to Work

We’re excited to announce that Mars, Incorporated has been named to the 2017 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, compiled by Great Place to Work®, for the fifth consecutive year in the U.S. – ranking this year at #50.

This achievement is a big “thank you” moment dedicated to Mars Associates across the U.S. for their hard work, enthusiasm, passion and creativity. It’s because of each and every Associate that Mars is the company it is today.

Fun is in our DNA at Mars. From delicious treats, to wholesome meals, to pet food and healthcare that keeps our furry companions healthy and happy. So, it’s no surprise that Associates stay at Mars in part because of what they get to create, helping to make brands that consumers love and value. There’s something to say about the fact that 12 percent of Associates across the U.S. have grown their careers at Mars for more than twenty years.

At Mars, it’s also about providing strong career options for each Associate. In addition to benefits, volunteer programs and a commitment to health and wellbeing, career growth opportunities allow Martians the chance to try it all – from switching which business they work in, to experimenting in different functions. What’s next for Mars as a Best Company to Work For? We’re not stopping here. We are evaluating the insights gleaned from Great Place to Work® to see how Mars can keep developing our top workplace culture. It’s a journey and the Mars goal is to always be improving.

“We have consistently nurtured a culture based on our Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom,” said Grant F. Reid, CEO, Mars. “These Principles unite Mars Associates around the world, despite the differences in our generations, geographies, languages or backgrounds. It isn’t about creating uniformity in our thinking – because we love the diversity that our Associates bring to our business. Rather it is about having a shared sense of purpose and creating growth we are proud of by bringing our Principles to life.”

Across all segments, Associates are passionate about working for Mars. To hear what it’s like to work for Mars directly from Associates, check out our new website hub highlighting their stories.

Mars is thrilled that FORTUNE and Great Place to Work® has again shone a light on our Associates and their hard work. And in the year ahead, we look forward to continuing to show the world why we are Proudly Mars.