Mars Included In Universum’s 2014 World’s Most Attractive Employers List
Business and engineering students from world’s leading universities vote Mars Incorporated in 52nd and 59th place respectively
MCLEAN, VA, Sept. 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Mars, Incorporated announced today that, for the second year running, it has been recognized by global business and engineering students as one of The World’s Most Attractive Employers. The 2014 list compiled by Universum based on views of more than 210,000 students from the world’s leading universities, sees Mars, Incorporated taking 52nd and 59th place respectively.
To be featured in the list, employers had to be in the top 90% of the Universum Ideal Employer Ranking, which identifies companies that are the most popular to work for, in at least 6 of the 12 markets. This acknowledgement recognizes Mars’ open, collaborative and fun workplaces and the emphasis the business puts on on-going growth and development for its Associates to enjoy long, rewarding careers. The Mars University, for example, sees more than 40 percent of Associates participate in learning programs worldwide – equivalent to 400,000 learning hours every year.
“We are proud to be recognized on the World’s Most Attractive Employers list for the second year in row, which is a real testament to our culture and the career growth opportunities for Associates,” said Aileen Richards, Executive Vice President, People and Organization and Mars Global Services, Mars Incorporated. “As a private, family-owned business, Associates have more freedom to think long term, grow their careers across various businesses and geographies and make a difference in the communities where we operate. Not to mention, having fun working in a growing business that is home to many iconic brands from M&M’S to PEDIGREE, enjoying free candy and bringing your dog to work.”
Mars as a Great Place to Work around the World
In 2013, Mars was also ranked on more than 20 great workplace lists globally, including being featured on both World’s Best Multinational Workplaces and Best Multinational Workplaces in Europe by Great Place to Work. In 2014, Mars has been named in Great Place to Work lists in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. Additionally, Mars made The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers List in the UK, climbing four places from 52nd last year to 48th this year.
About Mars, Incorporated
In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ first roots as a confectionery company. In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of building a business based on the objective of creating a “mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders” – this objective serves as the foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.
Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, IAMS®, CESAR®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES® and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food – UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA® and WISDOM PANEL®.
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