At Mars, Incorporated, 86 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 2313 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.56. It was published on Sep 11, 2017. 74504 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
People care about each other here.

What They Do

We asked Mars, Incorporated to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

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 global sales from five businesses: Petcare, Mars Wrigley Confectionary, Food, Drinks, and Symbioscience.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Manufacturing & Production
US Headquarters: McLean, Virginia, 22101 US Sites: 76
Major Locations: Chicago (and vicinity), Illinois, 60642; Hackettstown (and vicinity), New Jersey, 07840; Nashville (and vicinity), Tennessee, 37067; St. Louis (and vicinity), Missouri, 63301 US Employees: 13,954
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1911

Perks and Programs

We asked Mars, Incorporated to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Mars Volunteer Program (MVP): The Mars Volunteer Program is a worldwide initiative that allows Mars’ greatest assets—our Associates—to make a difference in the communities where the company’s operate and source our products. All Associates are encouraged to participate and can receive up to 16 hours of paid time off to work on company-sponsored volunteer activities. Sites can choose activities that fit their segment or business unit strategies.
  • Mars Ambassador Program (MAP): The Mars Ambassador Program helps qualified Associates develop their skills while building great partnerships around the world. It offers them a chance to use their leadership and professional skills to support organizations and communities across our value chain. Associates can participate in individual or group assignments that support important areas of our business: OPERATING COMMUNITIES Mars wants to help create thriving communities by promoting healthy, active lifestyles for people and pets, along with sustainable use of our natural resources and support for disaster response and resiliency. ORIGIN COMMUNITIES Mars believes in creating equality across our value chain. They make this possible by focusing their efforts on promoting human rights, empowerment and alleviating poverty.
  • Make The Difference Awards: The Make the Difference Program spotlights individual Associates and teams who are bringing The Five Principles of Mars to life and creating growth opportunities possible for fellow Associates, consumers, customers, partners in our value chain and the planet. Through Make the Difference, Associates celebrate the impact the work by an individual or a team can make on entire organization, and Mars communities. This inspiring program reinforces our long-standing belief in the power of win-win relationships to support growing responsibly and sustainably over time.
  • Open Offices: Every Mars site in the world has an Open Office layout, a core part of our ways of working. It creates an environment that encourages networking, openness, and communication that spans physical and organizational barriers. This type of collaborative environment encourages all Associates to engage with one another, regardless of their level or title.
  • Pets @ Work: For some Mars sites around the world, pets at the office are as commonplace as the Associates who work there. Many Mars offices are helping create a “better world for pets” by making their sites pet-friendly environments. This practice aligns well with the company’s focus on research into the positive effects that companion animals bring to individuals and to society in general.
  • Health & Wellness: Mars is a family owned business, so we know, firsthand, the importance of family. We believe that all Associates have the right to work-life balance as well as a healthy and safe environment that provides them with great care and protection. We are fully committed to the health and wellbeing of our Associates and have developed a structure with practices, policies and training to support our ambition, which includes benefits from Day one of employment, stress management, weight management, and other wellness programs.


6% Average 401(k)/403b company contribution per employee87% Company-paid health coverage for employees
87% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
$5,250 Average Tuition Reimbursement $5,250 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement


26 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 5 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
26 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option
  • Compressed work weeks
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (64% have access)
  • Medical facilities (at some locations)
  • Onsite Amenities (Fitness instruction rooms, fitness classes, Sports teams, Foosball tables, TV areas, casual furniture and environment, free snacks throughout the day, free beverages throughout the day, subsidized lunch, onsite package and mailing service, massage therapy, walking trails, dog parks, low cost phone plans, discount ticket sales, dry cleaning, onsite ATMs, personal travel service, subsidized public transportation, sponsor visits (e.g. NASCAR), access to development books library, pet friendly work environments.)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 60 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
30 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)30 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
$5,000 Adoption benefit30 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
30 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

16 hours Paid time off to volunteer Kevin Rabinovitch Global Sustainability Director Leads environmental impact team
Third-Party Conducted Environmental impact audit 12 LEED certified building(s)
Yes Renewable energy program Yes Recycling program


  • Global Diversity and Inclusion Director is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Speakers of English as a second language
  • 30 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity




How to Get Hired

We asked Mars, Incorporated for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Candidates who believe in team collaboration, who are open to new ideas, and who fit a combination of: Values & Cultural Fit, Mars Leadership & Functional Capabilities.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We seek candidates who succeed in first-time situations, thrive in freedom with new opportunities, maintain open and honest communications, and who are accountable and focused.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We have opportunities at all levels and functions: Corporate Affairs, Finance, Engineering, IT, Marketing, HR, Manufacturing, R&D, Sales, and Supply Chain.  We are also on the lookout for high-potential Interns in many of our business functions as well.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Visit any of our social media pages, and  You can search for opportunities and get connected to the Mars network.

hiring Outlook

6% Job Growth 31 Average applicants per opening
176,889 Total job applicants 23% New hires by employee referrals
37 Recent graduates hired 6% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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