At Mars, Incorporated, 88 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1195 employee surveys, with a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.70. It was published on Oct 5, 2015. 30472 Visitors

What Employees Say

This is a physically safe place to work.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.

What They Do

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

We are the third largest private company in the country and one of the 10 largest food companies in the world. Founded in 1911 by Frank and Ethel Mars, we have developed some of the world’s most beloved brands.

About this Company

Website: US Headquarters: McLean, Virginia
US Sites: 70 Major Locations: Chicago, Illinois (and vicinity); New Jersey/New York Metropolitan Area (and vicinity); Nashville, Tennessee (and vicinity); Columbus, Ohio (and vicinity); St. Louis, Missouri (and vicinity)
US Employees: 12568 US revenues: $10000 million
Worldwide revenues: $33000 million Employees worldwide: 74568
Founded: 1911 Industry: Manufacturing & Production

Plant Associates

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.

  • 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.
  • Mars Ambassador Program (MAP): The MAP is a global initiative that allows Associates to put the principles into action by making a difference to people and the planet through the creation of mutually beneficial Associate engagement opportunities. Working with non-profit partner organizations in key countries around the world, the program seeks to mobilize talented Associates across all segments and regions, connect them directly with relevant organizations around the world that support our business objectives, and leverage their professional or technical expertise to make a positive difference in major societal and environmental issues that are of critical important to our business.
  • Mars Volunteer Program (MVP): MVP is a worldwide initiative that unleashes Mars' greatest assets – the Associates – to make a difference in the communities where they live and work. MVP is a chance for Associates to make a positive impact on PEOPLE, PLANET, AND PERFORMANCE, by putting their Principles into Action, connect with fellow Associates and have fun.
  • Health & Wellness: In March 2015, Mars brought home its first-ever gold “Workplace Wellness Award,” presented by WELCOA (Workplace Councils of America)! Areas of focus in the award-winning program are stress management, nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation and weight management.
  • Open Offices: The open office is a core part of Mars' ways of working. It creates an environment that encourages networking, openness, and communication that spans physical and organizational barriers. It's common to see Associates in open lounge spaces, working on a treadmill, or playing a game of pool.


$45,900 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Supply - Plant Operator $82,500 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Supply - Plant Supervisor
100% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 6% of an employee's salary 87% Company-paid health coverage for employees
83% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 20 hours Weekly hours at which part-timers receive health care coverage
$5250 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k) or 403b plan
  • Pre-tax savings account


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Convenience store
  • Banking
  • Subsidized public transportation
  • Free beverages during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Dry cleaning
  • Personal travel service
Plant Office


26 days Holidays & vacation days after one year of employment $5,000 Adoption benefit
30 days Paid leave for adoptive parents


  • Flexible schedule (50% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (35% use it)
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Telecommute option (35% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning
  • Elder care resources


  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments


  • Skin cancer screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center
  • Medical facilities
Office Space 2


Office 3

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 unusual or especially rigorous steps of your hiring process that candidates should be aware of?

Candidates are encourgaed to provide specific examples of behaviors and learning experiences.  Don't be afraid to express mistakes or areas of opportunities.  Showcase how you've learned from experiences and succeeded in new time situations.

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.  In addition, we have a Graduate Leadership Development Program for high-potential candidates interested in growing leadership breadth and experiences.

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

9% Job Growth 55 Average applicants per opening
6% Total voluntary turnover of full-time employees in the past year 104451 Applicants in past year
1883 Openings in past year 38% New hires by employee referrals

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