What we offer
At Mars, we know our greatest asset is our people. They’re the ones helping us work towards a better future. Mars Associates enjoy a range of unique benefits every day. These include open offices, pets at work and, of course, free candy! Great Place to Work has also commended our health and wellness programs, because we know how to look after each other.
Our opportunities are as diverse as our workforce. You could work with Mars Petcare in Waltham or Mars Wrigley in Slough– from R&D to HR, we provide the roadmap and training to get you where you want to go. Whichever career path you want to explore, Mars is behind you.
Watch your career take off at Mars
We really value our Associates and the amazing contribution they make to our business, so we think it’s only fair that we invest in their future. All our Associates get guidance and mentoring right from day one, along with all the training and opportunities they need to build a career they can be proud of.
Wellness and benefits
Our Associates help us create a better tomorrow, so we ensure they get plenty of support today. Here are some of our wellness and benefits.
- We have health and wellness programs to help Associates manage their work-life balance and stress levels.
- We provide financial protection covering sickness, disability and death.
- We have great flexible policies to suit the different lifestyles of all our Associates.
- We reward Associates based on capability and performance, regardless of background.
- We offer competitive pay and benefits and our compensation is always fair for all.
- All our Associates are provided with a range of pension and retirement saving options.
Mars Volunteer Program
As a Mars Associate, you can make a positive impact on the world through the Mars Volunteer Program (MVP).
The MVP is a powerful example of how we put The Five Principles into action in the communities that are at the heart of our business, our sourcing and operating communities. This worldwide initiative unleashes the positive power of our greatest assets: our Associates. In 2017, more than 23,000 Associates from 282 sites volunteered over 100,000 hours. Some 130,000 people and more than 100,000 pets globally were positively impacted.
Cooking a feast on a budget for people in need, traveling 800km to provide much-needed maintenance at a rescue shelter, packing 1,200 food boxes at the Egyptian Food Bank are just some examples of the successful initiatives taken by our Associates.
Mars Ambassador Program
The Mars Ambassador Program (MAP) is an opportunity for eligible Associates to develop their skills and capabilities while building great partnerships worldwide.
MAP offers Associates a chance to use their expertise to help organisations and communities across our value chain. From creating a better world for pets in Puerto Rico and improving the sustainability of tea factories in Kenya to optimising the value chain of meal supplies from a centralised kitchen in India - our Associates have been involved in projects all over the world.
In 2018, more than 600 Associates from 50 countries volunteered across all business segments. This amounts to more than 41,000 hours spent supporting organisations and communities across our value chain.
Participating in MAP is a life-changing experience that not only connects Associates with communities but also empowers them to learn about the issues we face as a business as they develop leadership competencies in real-life situations.
Rewarding Good Work
When our Associates generate positive change at Mars and in our communities, we take notice. And we make sure our appreciation is shown through the Mars Make the Difference Awards. The global award ceremony takes place every alternate year to celebrate Associates who put The Five Principles into action and bring innovative thinking, fresh perspectives and personal commitment to improving our communities, environment, workplaces and business. These awards recognise the best of the best and help us share best practices across the organisation. When we come together to recognise success today, we have a greater impact on the lives and communities we’ll touch tomorrow.