Mars, Incorporated has been named as one of the 2014 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list in the US. Ranked 76 this year, Mars’ position on the list rose by 19 places from 2013. The list, now in its 17th year, recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures.
Mars was selected among hundreds of companies vying for a place on the list this year. 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 using its unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. Creators of the list, Great Place to Work has 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. Ms. Mars will provide her personal insights into the most critical areas that foster a rewarding workplace and how culture enables business and personal performance.
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. Additionally in November 2013 as reported by Buzzfeed, 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. In 2013, Mars was also featured on other national workplace lists including United Kingdom (58 in Times Top 100 Employers), Mexico (6 in Super Empresas), Thailand (Aon Hewitt), Australia (Aon Hewitt).