Mars, Incorporated, parent company of Mars Petcare, was named to the 2017 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list, for the fifth consecutive year.
With more than 25,000 US-based associates serving the pet care and other segments, Mars is a US employer. According to the company, Mars creates growth opportunities that allow Mars associates the chance to try different things, from switching which business they work in, to experimenting in different functions. Across the US, 12 percent of US associates have worked at Mars for more than twenty years.
“Creating a great place to work has to start with offering an environment of respect and inclusiveness where associates can be themselves and thrive,” said Grant F. Reid, CEO of Mars, said in a press release. “On top of that, we need to be agile in addressing the changing ways business gets done and the evolving needs of the talented people we hire.”
Mars associates have access to Mars food, drinks and treats and are able to bring pets to work.
“At Mars, we look for people who have an entrepreneurial spirit – people who relish taking on big responsibilities and who are agile and bold when tackling challenges,” Reid said. “We believe in team collaboration as a way to get work done, while being committed to individual development as principled leaders.”
Mars does business guided by its Five Principles, according to the company, to fosters a culture of shared purpose. Mars has publicly committed to sustainability and implementing supply chain ethical measures. As the only food or consumer packaged goods company to have made the Fortune list, Mars invested over US$1 billion back in the US supply chain and creating over 1,000 new jobs in America over the last five years. The company offers programs like parental leave and adoption assistance, while encouraging opportunities to get involved in communities and volunteer.
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Premiumization and humanization, as well as automation, fueled continued operation growth in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.