Private, family-owned global company ranked #50 on Fortune’s annual list


Mars, Incorporated is excited to announce it’s been named to the 2017 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, compiled by the Great Place to Work®, for the fifth consecutive year. The achievement recognizes Mars’ commitment to its Associates and the dedication, passion and creativity they bring to work each day.

With more than 25,000 U.S.-based Associates serving the Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks and Symbioscience segments, Mars is a leading U.S. employer. Best known for its investment in Associate development and the ability to build a lasting and rewarding career, Mars creates growth opportunities that allow Mars Associates the chance to try it all – from switching which business they work in, to experimenting in different functions. Across the U.S., 12 percent of U.S. Associates have grown their careers at Mars for more than twenty years.

At Mars, fun is in their DNA. From delicious treats, to wholesome meals, to pet food and healthcare that keeps the beloved furry companions healthy and happy. So, it’s no surprise that Mars Associates stick around in part because of what they get to create, helping to reach billions of consumers with brands they love and value. Having access to delicious Mars food, drinks and treats or being able to bring your pet to work also makes Mars a fun place to work.

Mars is dedicated to doing business guided by its Five Principles. This resonates with Associates of every generation and fosters a culture of shared purpose. Mars is committed to leading the way in sustainability and innovating in health and wellbeing. As the only food or consumer packaged goods company to have made the list, Mars is an example of a company doing it right, investing over $1 billion back in our U.S. supply chain and creating over 1,000 new jobs in America over the last five years. We also prioritize a healthy life for Associates with programs like parental leave and adoption assistance, while encouraging opportunities to get involved and volunteer.

Mars is thrilled that Fortune and Great Place to Work® has again shone a light on our Associates and their hard work. And in the year ahead, we look forward to continuing to show the world why we are proudly Mars.

About Mars, Incorporated

Mars, Incorporated is a private, family-owned business with more than a century of history, $35 billion in sales, and six diverse business segments producing some of the world’s best-loved brands:

PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, IAMS®, BANFIELD® CESAR® (Petcare); M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY®, TWIX® (Chocolate); DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES® (Wrigley); UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® (Food); ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® FLAVIA® (Drinks); and COCOAVIA® (Symbioscience). Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in 421 facilities across 78 countries, where our more than 80,000 Associates —all united by the company’s Five Principles of Quality, Efficiency, Responsibility, Mutuality and Freedom –strive every day to create relationships with our stakeholders that deliver growth we are proud of.