Mars, Incorporated is a private, family-owned business with a century of history and some of the best-loved brands. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, we have more than $35 billion in sales from six businesses: Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, and Symbioscience.
What you should know
Family-owned business Mars creates a cohesive culture across its six businesses and its many country offices. Several of its internal programs reinforce its focus on the company’s Five Principles and reward employees for embracing and embodying these key concepts that define its culture. These principles reinforce Mars’s commitment to create a positive environment not only for its people, but for everyone the company touches.
One such program is Make the Difference (MTD), which recognizes individuals and teams who enable growth for their colleagues, customers, partners, and the planet. MTD celebrates associates within the organization that take initiative to share ways to improve the business, no matter how big or small. Mars believes that each and every person can make a difference and encourages its associates to drive change within the business.
Associates are also given the opportunity to take on international assignments with its Mars Ambassador Program (MAP). MAP allows people to work with non-profits across the globe, sharing their expertise and deepening their knowledge in a particular area. Teams have had the chance to travel to Indonesia, Brazil, El Salvador, and Romania – to name a few. One associate explains how the experience impacted her:
"By building relationships with the other MAP Ambassadors, I learned how the Mars culture unites us. Even though we came from different segments and countries, we all shared similar values and pride in our work – I shared these themes with my team upon returning from my trip. Additionally, the experience enhanced my project management skills since we worked across a large, diverse team of Ambassadors and students to get the project completed and build our presentation."
By providing enriching development opportunities and recognizing employees’ contribution to the continued success of the business, Mars creates an environment for people and profits to thrive.
Find out about open job opportunities at Mars on its career page.
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I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
Management shows appreciation for good work and extra effort.
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I am offered training or development to further myself professionally.