A truly great place to work


Wednesday 28th August 2019

Mars Australia named one of Australia’s Top 10 best places to work for the third consecutive year.

The people behind some of Australia’s favourite brands including WHISKAS®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, EXTRA®, SKITTLES®, M&M’S®, MALTESERS®, MASTERFOODS® and DOLMIO®, are celebrating today after Mars Australia was named one of the top 10 best workplaces in Australia for the third consecutive year.

Matthew Foster, General Manager Mars Australia, Royal Canin shared how proud the organisation was to be ranked #5 of businesses with 1,000 or more employees, according to the newly released 2019 Great Place to Work® Study.

Mars is truly a unique company and we’re so excited to be recognised as one of the country’s top workplaces.

“We are family-owned and our 2,000+ Mars’ employees are more than employees – we are Mars Associates. This means we believe in a relationship of mutual trust, dignity and respect and our Associates can share in the financial success of our business.

“We allow our Associates to live their passion for pets with our pet-friendly offices and sites. We also have a real focus on developing our Associates through diverse projects, including local and overseas volunteer opportunities,”

“While this is a fantastic result, just like our well-loved brands, we’re always looking for ways to innovate and improve and taking part in this study is one way we can do this,” Matt Foster said.

Great Place to Work Australia Managing Director Zrinka Lovrencic said, “It is companies such as Mars which will not only retain but also attract the most committed and engaged team members during this tight labour market period,”

Great Place to Work® is a widely recognised, comprehensive, annual study that recognises the 50 ‘best in class employers’ nationally. Focused on workplace culture, the study benchmarks businesses against a series of engagement indicators which include trust, pride in work and colleague camaraderie.

The results of the survey, conducted among Mars’ employees in Australia, highlight the unique Mars culture of promoting employee development and well-being.

Employee’s empowerment

90%* of our Associates feel they are given a lot of responsibility and can make a difference in their job

Each of our Associates is a stakeholder in our business and their development is the main driver of our company’s performance.

The company therefore gives all Associates the opportunity to develop and assume responsibility. The company invests heavily in talent development through advanced training programs such as the "Mars University", which offers nearly 240 courses each year.

Fairness and equalitarian culture

95%* of our Associates feel treated fairly regardless of their sexual orientation/race or ethnicity/age.

Each Mars Associate is considered with respect and fairness. Across hiring, training, remuneration, working conditions and the importance of a good work life balance, Mars is always looking for ways to step up its initiatives to drive for equality.

Pride and inspiration

90%* of our Associates are proud to tell others I work here

Mars is a purpose driven business; we believe that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today.

Every day, our Associates take every opportunity to make a positive impact in this ever-changing world by leveraging our guiding philosophy that has always differentiated us — The Five Principles.

The Five Principles are the foundation of how we do business, and we strive to live by them each and every day.

*Results of the Great Place To Work 2019 March Australia survey. The Great Place To Work survey was sent to Mars Associates in Australia working in offices, factories, and in the field. More than 59% of our Associates responded this year.