The Fortune magazine list recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures, based on an employee survey and questionnaire about the company’s programs and practices. Mars ranked 76 in the U.S. on this year’s list, climbing 19 places from 2013.
Mars, Incorporated has been named as one of the 2014 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® in the US. Ranked 76 this year, Mars’ position on the list rose by 19 places from 2013. The list recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures.
“Our Mars associates are behind our winning culture, the success of our iconic brands and our generations of growth as a company,” said Paul S. Michaels, President, Mars. “We want to give associates the opportunity to have a long, rewarding career at Mars, so we invest seriously in growth and development. This pays dividends in the talent and abilities of our team and the retention of the best and the brightest. We are honored to be recognized by Fortune magazine for our associates’ continued dedication in making a Mars a great place to work.”
Applicant companies opt to participate in the selection process, which includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about their programs and company practices. Great Place to Work® then evaluates each application based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. Creators of the list have found that employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do, and enjoy the people they work with.
In April, Victoria B. Mars, a member of the Mars Board of Directors will be a keynote speaker at the 2014 Great Place To Work® Conference to in New Orleans, La. Mars will provide her personal insights into the most critical areas that foster a rewarding workplace and how culture enables business and personal performance.
“I am honored to speak at the 2014 Great Place To Work Conference, and pleased to share my personal learnings as a Mars associate, Board member and Mars family member. I also look forward to learning from others at the conference about what they do to create great work environments,” said Mars. “My family and the management team of Mars strive to create a culture where all Associates find meaningful careers and leadership experiences that contribute to personal and professional learning in a team-based work environment.”
In November 2013, Mars was ranked #22 by the first global workplace excellence ranking, the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list by the Great Place to Work® Institute. This saw the business receive recognition of its high percentage of women in executive and senior management positions where for the last decade, it has gradually increased the proportion of women in management roles by one percent each year to now 38 percent globally. In November 2013, Mars was listed as number three among twenty companies with the coolest employee perks, highlighting access to free candy and bringing your pet to work.
In the past year Mars has also been recognized by 19 Great Place to Work® lists including (with ranking as applicable): Argentina (6), Austria (4), Belgium (5), Brazil (24), Central America (5), Chile (8), Denmark (14), Finland (8), France (3), Greece (5), Ireland (1), Italy (3), Japan (25), Korea, Poland (7), Portugal (7), Spain (10), Switzerland (9), and USA (95), and being featured 16th on the 25 Best Multinational Workplaces in Europe list as well.