The Mars mission is simple. To create relationships built on trust, dignity and mutual respect. We approach this objective with The Five Principles - Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom - at the heart of everything we do. Every day, we strive to make a difference to people and our planet because, at Mars, we want to be proud of our work today and the impact we make tomorrow.
The Mars business is built on three pillars, which define our qualities and make us a great place to work.
We believe that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. That is why we use The Five Principles to guide us through the decisions we make. We create high-standard products through processes and methods that are sustainable. That’s because we want our Associates to be able to continue making the things we love, and we want our customers to keep loving the things we make.
Graduate or experienced. Specialist or generalist. Whoever you are, whatever your skills, we offer exciting experiences and challenging project across our diverse business that will help you to continuously learn and grow. At Mars, we enable our Associates to seize the day, every day, to build skills for a better future.
We are working hard to nurture a caring environment that supports all our Associates. That’s because we know that we can’t influence the future on our own - we do it together. With great managers, mentors and coaches to support our people every step of the way, everyone at Mars can build strong networks, make lifelong friends and enjoy limitless success.
Our Associates are our family. We know that who we hire today will make us the business we want to be tomorrow. Regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion or physical ability - everyone is welcome at Mars. Our locations all around the world have the freedom to respond to local needs to ensure that Associates can work in culturally sensitive environments. We do this because we want every Mars Associate to feel respected and encouraged to collaborate and communicate openly.
We value every single Associate — we wouldn’t be Mars without them — so we embrace every opportunity to be more inclusive and diverse, to give everyone the potential to unlock their future. Here’s how we’re doing just that:
We’re starting at the top. Thanks to our training on inclusive leadership, our executives are creating an open environment where every Associate can be themselves and develop their skills.
We’re recruiting more and more women and making sure they have every opportunity to progress.
Groups, including the Women of Mars Associate Network and Women in Sales Leadership, give women a chance to network and pass on advice.
We want to attract the best people to help us on our mission, that’s why we reward our Associates with comprehensive pay and lots of great benefits. To make this as clear as possible, we outline how we reward committed and results-driven Associates in our annual Total Rewards Statements, which provide full details on every aspect of individual pay and benefits packages.
The packages we offer vary around the world according to local legal requirements and market conditions, but all are designed with the following aims in mind:
To pay all Associates competitively.
To ensure Associates manage their work-life balance.
Each Associate is rewarded based on capability and performance.
That Associates feel financially protected.
Associates can work in the way that suits their lifestyle.
All Associates are provided with pension and retirement saving options.
Did you know that Mars has been a family run company for over 100 years? We’ve remained this way because it gives us the freedom to run our business how we want. We have over 125,000 Associates in more than 80 countries, and we work hard so that together we build the skills and forge the relationships that will drive us forward. All to achieve great things for our communities, our pets and ourselves.
With four distinct business segments - Mars Food, Mars Wrigley Confectionery, Mars Petcare and Mars Edge - we are home to the brands you know and love. United by a common purpose to nudge our world and our careers into the future, we explore, discover and pursue our passions - working today for the world we want tomorrow.