MCLEAN, Va. -- Candy company Mars Inc. is the 83rd best place to work in America, according to the 2018 100 Best Companies to Work For list, compiled by research firm Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine. This is Mars’ sixth appearance on the annual list, which is based on survey responses from more than 310,000 employees rating their workplace on managerial trust, compensation, fairness, camaraderie and more.
Mars offers a variety of benefits and growth opportunities to its employees. The company allows its employees to work across various business functions, has pet-friendly offices and volunteer opportunities, and emphasizes healthy living with parental leave and adoption-assistance programs.
Since 1995, Mars has invested billions in social and environmental initiatives, such as its Sustainable in a Generation program and its Global Deforestation Policy. Its Nourishing Wellbeing program integrates science, innovation and marketing to enhance food safety and security.
"Whether it's our unique approach to business or our strong, principles-led culture, this recognition is a celebration of our associates' success around the U.S.," said Tracey Massey, president of the Americas for Mars Wrigley Confectionery. "We are proud to have earned our place on this list once again, and remain committed to continuing to create an environment that fosters growth, respect and inclusivity."
McLean, Va.-based Mars Inc. is a global manufacturer with more than $35 billion in sales. For more than 100 years, the company has manufactured chocolate, chewing gum and mints, and it is also a leader in pet nutrition and health care. Its brands include M&M’s, Snickers, Dove, Milky Way, Twix, Doublemint, Skittles and Orbit. Mars operates in 421 facilities in 78 countries and has more than 80,000 employees.