What does it mean to work at Mars Australia?

Friends, family and fun – just some of the words our Associates use to describe what it means to work at Mars Australia!

Working at Mars

When working at Mars, you are united by the Five Principles of Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. Over 72,000 Mars Associates worldwide put these values into action every day working at Mars

Story of Mars

The Story of Mars began in 1911 when Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen. 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.

About Mars

Mars, Incorporated is a leading food manufacturer and one of the largest privately owned businesses in the world. We operate in 74 countries with 80,000 Associates – what we call our employees – worldwide and we proudly manufacture many household name brands including M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, PEDIGREE®, ORBIT® and UNCLE BEN’S®.

At Mars Inc., we put our
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  • Happy #LoveYourPet day! We absolutely love pets here at Mars and hope you’re celebrating these amazing creatures that bring us so much happiness. 
  • Happy #LoveYourPet day, Gus only recently joined Chloe’s family but she “couldn’t imagine life without him” 🐾
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  • “My heart explodes every time I see Amelia” Jess on why this #loveyourpet day she’s giving her fur baby some extra cuddles 
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Our Australian business began when we started selling the iconic MARS® bar here in 1954, followed by the launch of PAL® and WHISKAS® in 1965. We built our first factory in Wodonga, Victoria in 1966, and since then we have grown significantly. Today, we have six manufacturing sites across Australia and New Zealand, and employ more than 2,000 Associates .

With a turnover exceeding $1 billion , we are one of Australia's leading consumer brands companies, supplying local and export customers with high quality Food, Petcare, Chocolate, Gum & Confectionery products.

Although most of our sales are in Australia and New Zealand, we export to more than 30 countries around the world.

Whether it's the simple pleasure of savouring the world's best-loved chocolate and confectionery, the warmth that a healthy and contented pet brings to your family, or the rewards that come from creating fantastic tastes in your own home, Mars is the company behind many of the enduring brands Australians and New Zealanders (or Pacific consumers) have come to know and trust.
$1bn to $5bn (CAD)
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