Mars UK

FMCG

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Mars UK
Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies
1–2 days/week at home
Core hours 11–3
Dog friendly

The world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today.

The world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today.

Mars UK

FMCG

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Mars UK provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Mars UK is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Sabbaticals
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)

57:43

Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth
Careers at Mars UK
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Industry awards 2022

About us

For more than a century, Mars, Incorporated has been driven by the belief that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. This idea is at the centre of who we have always been as a global, family-owned business. Today, Mars is transforming, innovating, and evolving in ways that affirm our commitment to making a positive impact on the world around us.

Across our diverse and expanding portfolio of confectionery, food, and petcare products and services, we employ 133,000 dedicated Associates who are all moving in the same direction: forward. With $40 billion in annual sales, we produce some of the world’s best-loved brands including DOVE®, EXTRA®, M&M’s®, MILKY WAY®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, ORBIT®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, SKITTLES®, WHISKAS®, COCOAVIA®, and 5™; and take care of half of the world’s pets through our pet health services AniCura, Banfield Pet Hospitals™, BluePearl®, Linnaeus, Pet Partners™, and VCA™.

We know we can only be truly successful if our partners and the communities in which we operate prosper as well. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire our Associates to take action every day to help create a world tomorrow in which the planet, its people and pets can thrive.

Flexible working at Mars UK

Our flexible working practices are based around our, hybrid Future of Work strategy – it’s one that reimagines where, when and how work gets done to maximize efficiency and empower our 32,000 office-based Associates, all while preserving what’s best about our culture. 

“Our Future of Work strategy is designed to empower Associates to make more choices about where, when and how to work to be the most productive and effective,” Nici Bush, VP Workplace Transformation, said. “As a global business with 140 offices there can be no one-size-fits-all solution. but we will strive to create a consistent experience across segments and regions for office-based Associates.”

As a business, we’ve always known the flexible working, ensuring we give our Associates the tools they need at work, to live a happy, healthy life. 

Approach to diversity & inclusion

At Mars, we know the world we want tomorrow is inclusive and diverse. We believe a diverse team with people who have different perspectives creates a stronger business. That’s why we provide a number of different Associate Resource Groups (ARG) to support people of every culture, background, and lifestyle – to reach their full potential, be heard, and feel valued. So, no matter who you are or what your story is, you’ll find the support you need to be your best self here. We also foster communities through our Women in Engineering and Women in R&D groups, which help empower female Associates to reach their full potential.

What do we think of Mars UK?

Flexible working has helped employees at MARS UK to achieve a much better work-life blend. I am so impressed to see an organisation as established as MARS UK embracing flexible working in such a meaningful way. It's hard to be a company in the retail and e-commerce sector, but employee feedback shows that MARS UK has challenged the status quo and has set up a genuinely flexible working environment. Kudos👏🏻

Meet who might be hiring you

My favourite thing about working at Mars is the people that I get to learn & grow from every day. It's just not a cliché to say that it's the people who make a place, and at Mars you don't need to be here long to realise that.

Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Industry awards 2022