Mars Food Australia has been ranked by the Great Place to Work Study as the Number One best workplace in Australia among companies with more than 1,000 employees.
Great Place to Work Australia, part of Great Place to Work Inc, is a global research and consulting firm specialising in workplace excellence and development of high-trust and high-engagement workplace cultures. Its proprietary research tool, the Trust Index® Employee Engagement Survey, is taken annually by over 10 million employees worldwide. The company says that leading organisations worldwide use this model to increase the levels of trust across their organisations and to drive business results.
This award covers the entire Mars organisation which includes its Confectionery, Petcare and Foodservice divisions.
Mars Petcare General Manager, Barry O’Sullivan said, “Mars Australia isn’t new to the top 20 but a top five ranking is a major milestone for us. Even more so when for the first time we have been rated against like-sized peers in the new Enterprise Employer category.”
“We have never made our ambition to be one of the best workplaces in Australia a secret.”
“We strive each day to work collaboratively with our more than 2,000 employees across our petcare, confectionery and food segments, to foster a workplace where they can enjoy a long, rewarding career and work on fun, best loved brands that are in nine out of 10 Australian households.
“Our commitment to our employees is that we are always listening and improving our versatile work environment; identifying development, training and secondment opportunities for their professional and personal growth; providing flexible work hours to maintain a work life balance and offering a range of other benefits such as health and wellbeing programs and a bring your pet to work program.”
Best Places to Work is a widely recognised, comprehensive, annual study that recognises the 50 ‘best in class employers’ nationally. Focussed on workplace culture, the study benchmarks businesses against a series of engagement indicators which include trust, pride in work and colleague camaraderie.
Great Place to Work Australia Managing Director Zrinka Lovrencic said, “This is an exciting, transformative and competitive time for companies. Companies which have made the 2017 study have risen to this challenge and exemplify workplace culture excellence.”
Mars beat out Macca Brands, Hilton, Campbell Arnott’s and Marriot Hotels & Resorts to wind first place.