Mars Makes Fortune's 'Best Places to Work' List

Also recognized in World's Best Multinational Workplaces ranking

Published in CSP Daily News

MCLEAN, Va. -- Mars Inc. has been ranked at No. 95 on the2013 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, the annual ranking compiled by Great Place to Work Institute includes the most admired businesses as recognized by employees.

The candy company also made the cover of Fortune's February issue.

"We're proud to be named a 'Best Company to Work For' by Fortune magazine. We believe Mars is a great place to have a career, and we are especially pleased that this ranking is due in large part to what our associates have to say about our culture, heritage and winning business," said Paul S. Michaels, president of Mars.

The Fortune list of great places to work is compiled largely through a series of associate surveys. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of the survey, which asked questions related to associates' attitudes about management's credibility, job satisfaction and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the Institute's Culture Audit, which included questions about pay and benefit programs, hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, social responsibility and diversity efforts.

In November 2012, Mars was also recognized by the world's first global workplace excellence ranking--the World's Best Multinational Workplaces list--which, among other things, recognized Mars' increases in the percentage of women in executive and senior management positions over the last 11 years (38% globally in 2012). In 2012, more than 15 of Mars' operations were featured on national Great Place to Work and other local workplace ranking lists including: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Korean, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia and Spain as well as being featured 18th on the Great Place to Work 25 Best Multinational Workplaces in Europe. 

Mars Chocolate is the North American chocolate operations of Mars Inc. Based in McLean, Va., Mars Inc. has net sales of more than $30 billion and six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks and Symbioscience. Mars brands include Chocolate: M&M's, Snickers, Dove, Galaxy, Mars, Milky Way and Twix; Petcare: Pedigree, Whiskas, Sheba, Cesar and Royal Canin; Wrigley: Orbit, Extra, Starburst, Doublemint and Skittles; Food: Uncle Ben's, Dolmio, Ebly, Masterfoods and Seeds of Change; Drinks: Alterra Coffee Roasters, The Bright Tea Co., Klix and Flavia; and Symbioscience: Seramis, Cirku and Cocoavia.

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