Mars®, Uncle Ben’s™®, Snickers®, Whiskas®, M&M’s®, Dolmio®, Twix®, Pedigree®, Maltesers® these are just some of the household name brands that form the global, $25bn Mars portfolio, making it one of the world’s biggest consumer goods companies. But it’s the unique culture that separates Mars from the rest.
Based on our five principles, over 48,000 associates in more than 66 countries enjoy the degree of freedom and responsibility unparalleled in the business world. Still a family-run business and entirely privately owned, we are able to invest our own profits in developing the organisation. This means associates have the freedom to think differently and do things normal convention wouldn’t allow. With this being the case, our graduates get all the support, freedom and responsibility they need. But ultimately, it’s the graduates themselves that drive their projects forward, and shape things as they go along.
Whether your talents lie in research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, finance or procurement, our renowned development programmes offer responsibility right from the very first day. You’ll get to work on real projects, carefully chosen to suit your development needs.
All these programmes allow you to expand your knowledge, stretch your talent and discover skills you never knew you had. Structured around a rigorous training curriculum and strong individual mentoring relationships, our programmes offer you the opportunity to take control of your career while benefiting from our years of experience in developing some of the UK’s leading managers.
We will provide support in the pursuit of professional qualifications with financial sponsorship, study leave and regular two-way feedback. With outstanding development programmes to choose from, world famous brands to work with, and an impressive peer group to grow alongside, there’s no telling how far you’ll go. It’s time to find out what you and Mars could achieve together.
At Mars, we value diversity, promote accountability, and reward and recognize performance.
Performance & Recognition
We believe a high performance culture is mutual to the needs of our associates, our customers, our consumers and ultimately, our business. We continually strive to create an environment that maximizes the talent of each associate because we understand that the diversity of our associates' skills, ideas, and perspectives give us winning insights. Our associates' capabilities are one of our major competitive strengths. We recognize, reward, and celebrate those individuals and teams that bring exceptional innovation, initiative, and leadership to the business and are able to put them into practice. Everyone can - and does - make a difference at Mars!
There are many dimensions to a career with Mars. You can move upwards, sideways, across borders, across functions, or test yourself with special projects. It ultimately is your choice. We emphasize the value of learning from different experiences, as these will give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in a rapidly changing world. We also recognize that there are many factors that contribute to the choice you make for your career path such as: your career aspirations, personal goals, family needs, and willingness to take risks or relocate.
Our learning and development programs, offered to all associates through the Mars University, mean that however your career goals change over time we can help you achieve them.
Whether you aspire to be a specialist in your field or a generalist who likes to try new things, you will find a place at Mars. We work with you to create a realistic career outlook to allow you to focus on your goals. No matter where you are, you have choices... there is no one right answer.
At Mars your total rewards are the unique attributes of your employment experience and contribution to our success. Clearly, important elements of this package are our competitive and comprehensive base pay, medical coverage, retirement and savings opportunities, paid holidays, and income security. Our pay principles are simple, competitive, appropriate to sphere of influence, and motivational. We foster the thinking that "if my business unit does well, I will do well" and are prepared to pay 'premium pay' for 'premium performance'. We also value all functions equally and expect them to all add value to the total business results.
Yet the total rewards go beyond traditional pay and benefits to help you prosper. For your contribution to our success, we offer you learning and development opportunities, a welcoming environment that offers exciting challenges, and recognition and engagement programs. All of the elements of the total rewards package are consistent with The Five Principles that define us, and are specially designed to meet our associates' diverse needs.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of working at Mars however is the quality of the people you will meet here. Our associates are our greatest assets and we pride ourselves on only hiring the best and rewarding them accordingly. We think it's how you experience Mars that makes this truly a great place to be!
Our programs reward you today and in the future for your part in our success, and our exciting and fulfilling environment encourages our associates to prosper in their personal and professional goals.
Mars people are known as Associates for a reason. It’s because we expect each and every one of them to run the business as their own. Whether you are in the factory making sure our machines run well, a graduate learning how to be a leader of tomorrow or a senior manager in any of our functions, the expectation is the same. You’ll have freedom you’ve not experienced before. A lot of freedom. And with that freedom comes responsibility.
So at the same time, we expect our associates to grab everything that’s within their reach and use it to develop themselves. You see, control over how your future unfolds here is firmly in your hands. Exactly how that happens, though, could be in any number of ways. Because we provide a structure for development in the broadest sense, one that can be used to drive your career across countries and business segments.
No surprise to learn, then, that we aim to attract exceptional people. The kind who have tons of talent and who don’t just wait for things to drop into their lap, they go out and grab life. People who can take responsibility for everything and anything from revolutionizing the way we pack pet food, to improving the lives of cocoa farmers and their families. If you’re one of those outstanding people then you’ll get a chance to do great work here and all kinds of possibilities will be open to you.