Bringing pets to work, M&Ms rugby tournaments and internal awards create happy working environment in Athens office
SOURCE: Mars, Incorporated
ATHENS, Greece, December 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Mars Hellas’ Athens office has built a reputation as a top employer in the annual Great Place To Work® survey. For the third year running, Mars has risen up through the ranks in the ‘Best Work Place in medium size’ company category in Greece, now sitting in 4th position.
The survey, conducted with the academic support of ALBA Graduate Business School, uses the Trust Index tool (Trust Indicator) to evaluate the company’s practices base on the views of its Associates. Results of the survey show that Mars Associates feel proud of their work and think management has a clear understanding of organizational goals.
Key initiatives recognized by the survey include internal awards and prizes to celebrate Associate’s achievements, as well as its unique workplace culture, with an office that provides mental and physical recharge breakout areas. Additionally, the Athens office has helped to build an enjoyable and fulfilling workplace for all Mars Associates by staging an ‘Athens Rugby 7s by M&Ms’ tournament and allowing staff to bring their pets to work.
This year, Mars has been named as a Great Place to Work® in more than 20 countries and has been recognized as one of the Top 25 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work® for the fourth year in a row. Additionally, Mars was the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Gallup Great Workplace Award and named on 2014 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® List.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is a global consulting and management training firm specializing in workplace excellence and development of high-trust organizational cultures. Its proprietary research tool, the Trust Index© Employee Survey is taken by employees in 53 countries to help organizations improve the workplace, increase the levels of trust and drive business results. Great Place to Work® produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. In the past three years, Great Place to Work Institute has partnered with CBN Weekly to announce the list of Best Company to Work For in Greater China. For more information, visit www.greatplacetowork.cn.
About Mars, Incorporated
In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ first roots as a confectionery company. 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. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.
Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, CESAR®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES® and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food – UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA® and WISDOM PANEL®.
For more information about Mars, Incorporated, please visit www.mars.com.
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