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The results are in and we’re delighted to share: Fortune partner, Great Place to Work®, has named Mars to the World’s Best Workplaces list! More than 7,000 organizations—representing the voices of 12 million employees worldwide—took part in the annual survey process to select the top 25 workplaces.

Coming in at #3, up from #4 in 2017, we’re proud to say this award would never have been possible without each and every one of our Associates. Across our segments and united by our Five Principles, every Associate at Mars contributes to making this a Great Place to Work—and providing the postive feedback that tells future Associates more about our great workplace. Throughout this article, check out some of the anonymous quotes from surveyed Associates.

"People genuinely care about each other here. You have the freedom to try new things and bring new ideas… entrepreneurial thinking is highly encouraged!"

“Earning a place on the World’s Best Workplaces list seven years in a row is an honor that reflects our Associates’ commitement and feedback,” says our CEO and President, Grant F. Reid. "Thank you and congratulations to our 115,000+ dedicated, caring and passionate Associates who make Mars a wonderful workplace—and make a real difference for people, pets and our planet. I’m proud to work with you!”

It’s not easy to be named among the best of the best, especially seven years in a row. To make the list—the largest worldwide study on workplace excellence—a company must:

  • apply and be named to a minimum of five national Best Workplaces in the past year
  • have 5,000 Associates or more worldwide
  • have at least 40 percent of the company's workforce (or 5,000 Associates) based outside the home country
  • compete against the other 6,600 participating companies
  • have favorable Associate evaluations of management, pay, benefits, growth opportunities, culture, and more

What makes us stand out as one of the best workplaces in the world? Ask the experts—our Associates! Here’s what they said: 

  • A great many Associates said they feel passionate gratitude for the people and teams they work with; relationships, family-feel, friendly environment and camaraderie topped the list. 
  • Others highly value the diverse Associate development opportunities we offer, saying it helps them grow both professionally and personally. 
  • Associates also pointed to our Five Principles, saying they’re an important part of their everyday role, helping guide the business and their daily decisions.

"We live our Principles. This is a family-owned business and they’ve infused their DNA into it. Great opportunities to grow inside and outside your function…mutuality is stressed…I love working here!"

Our Mars pride really shines in the survey results, whether our Associates are proud of the work they do, the people they work with, or being part of a global company making a difference in the world. And what really inspires them at work? Being given a high level of responsibility in their role. Access to learning and development. Feeling supported across the entire organization. And their fellow Associates, especially those who bring The Five Principles to life every day. 

“We’re a global company with more than 115,000 Associates, and no matter the location, our people and culture are at our core,” said Eric Minvielle, Vice President of P&O. “Every day, Mars Associates are making a difference – for our business, the planet, communities and even pets – and we couldn’t be prouder of them.”

In addition to the Associate survey feedback, GPTW also looks at the number of countries where companies are recognized as a Great Place to Work—there were 19 GPTW awards for us this year!

"We have fun here; great perks and a winning mindset!"

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