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Wrigley Overview

www.wrigley.com
Chicago, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
Mars
1891
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Wrigley is a recognized leader in confections with a wide range of product offerings including gum, mints, hard and chewy candies, and lollipops. Wrigley’s world-famous brands – including Extra®, Orbit® ... Read more

Mission: Creating simple pleasures to brighten everyone’s day.

Company Updates

  • Mars Ambassador Program (MAP) is a global initiative that enables eligible Associates to develop their skills and capabilities while building great partnerships worldwide. Learn more about volunteer opportunities at Wrigley: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIZkR

    4 Reasons Why A Corporate Volunteer Program Is A Smart Investment

    An article in the November issue of Harvard Business Review says $160 billion is spent annually on employee training and education in the U.S. Globally, that number is more than $350 billion. Yet despite the significant amount of money spent, the article reports many leaders believe these programs do not bring lasting change.

  • Wrigley celebrates MVP Month this October! Mars Volunteer Program (MVP) offers our associates time to better their communities and put our Principles into action. Learn more about how we're making a difference: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIb8C

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Wrigley – Why Work For Us?



Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company is a recognized leader in confections with a wide range of product offerings including gum, mints and hard and chewy candies. The Company has operations in more than 50 countries and distributes its world-famous brands in more than 180 countries. Five of these brands, Wrigley's Spearmint®, Juicy Fruit®, Altoids®, Life Savers® and Doublemint® have heritages stretching back more than a century. Other well-loved brands include Skittles®, Big Red®, Winterfresh®, Extra®, Starburst®, Hubba Bubba®, Orbit®, Eclipse® and 5® gum.

Bite-sized facts

  • Approximately 17,000 Associates globally

  • Nearly 34 brands in total, including EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5®, ALTOIDS®, DOUBLEMINT®, JUICY FRUIT®, LIFE SAVERS®, SKITTLES®, WRIGLEY'S SPEARMINT® and STARBURST®

  • Five brands - LIFE SAVERS®, ALTOIDS®, JUICY FRUIT®, WRIGLEY'S SPEARMINT® and DOUBLEMINT® - are more than 100 years old

Wrigley is a recognized leader in confections with a wide range of product offerings including gum, mints, hard and chewy candies, and lollipops. Wrigley’s world-famous brands – including EXTRA®, ORBIT®, DOUBLEMINT®, and 5 chewing gums, as well as confectionery brands SKITTLES®, STARBURST®, ALTOIDS® and LIFE SAVERS® – create simple pleasures for consumers every day. With operations across 50 countries and distribution in more than 180 countries, Wrigley’s brands bring smiles to faces around the globe. The company, which is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, employs approximately 17,000 Associates globally and is part of Mars, Incorporated.

Our Vision

Wrigley. Creating simple pleasures to brighten everyone’s day.

Our Purpose

Wrigley is a company without boundaries 
Because that’s how we see the world 

Whether it’s a piece of gum to keep 
your mouth healthy, fresh, and clean 
Or a handful of candy to put a smile on your face 
The goodness our products bring 
never gets lost in translation 

Our creativity drives us forward 
To new places. New products. New occasions 
And new ways for the world to enjoy Wrigley 

So whenever you want to add 
a little extra flavor to your day 
We’re right at your fingertips 
and right by your side 

At Wrigley, a subsidiary of Mars, we deeply believe that everything we do can mean more. That’s why our objective is to make a difference to people and the planet through performance. We do that in line with our values that have been with us for decades; by putting our Principles in action.

And because we are a company that is about more than just profit, we look for Associates that seek to make the opportunities they get here mean more. More to themselves and their own career, and along the way, more to the people and the communities they interact with.

Wrigley Jobs Around the World

Wrigley has locations in over 40 countries around the world. If you are interested in exploring opportunities with Wrigley outside of North America, please visit the local country websites for career or contact information. (Please note that our international sites are in the local language of the country they represent.)

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Contributing positively to our environment and local communities is critical to the way we do business at Mars.
 
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Diversity & Inclusion

The varied backgrounds and combined talents of our Associates enrich our business, reflecting and helping us to better understand our consumer base around the world. Our inclusive workplace environment and culture fosters Associate engagement and fuels creativity and innovation across the business.

As a part of Mars, Incorporated, Diversity and Inclusion is not a program at Wrigley - it is who we are and how we live. It is a value inherent in The Mars Five Principles and the Associate Concept.

We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging. We recognize that differences in age, race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, physical ability, thinking style and background bring richness to our work environments.

We absolutely believe that by leveraging our similarities and differences and creating an environment of Inclusion and belonging, we will greatly enhance our performance and the mutuality of benefits we share with our stakeholders.

Learn more about how Mars, Incorporated puts its Principles into action through its Diversity and Inclusion efforts.


"Life and business are rather simple after all - to make a success of either, you've got to hang onto the knack of putting yourself in the other person's place."

- William Wrigley Jr., circa 1891



With an initial focus in North America, we are renewing our Diversity and Inclusion efforts across Mars segments by:

  • Building capability of Inclusive Leadership
  • Growing and developing a diverse talent pipeline
  • Living a culture of inclusion and belonging

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The Five Principles of Mars

The Mars Five Principles of Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom are the foundation of our culture and our approach to business. They unite us across geographies, languages, cultures and generations.

Our Five Principles are synonymous with Mars and have been guiding Mars Associates throughout most of our company’s history. Every day, we do our best to put our principles into action through our work and our relationships with our consumers, customers, business partners, communities and one another.

Find out more about the Mars Volunteer Program (MVP) to see how Mars puts our 5 Principles into Action in our global communities.

A mutually rewarding experience.

We realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. And that’s why we offer every one of our associates the opportunity to take what they do and make it mean more – for themselves, for those around them and for the planet.

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What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. While you’re finding ways to do business better today than yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes any Mars company, including Wrigley, a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.



Our Environment

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Open-plan offices, approachable people, honest communication.

No walls. No borders. No limits to what’s possible. Our culture is based on open, honest communication. And we don’t let anything stand in the way of that. Literally. You see, Mars businesses got rid of private office spaces to create accessible environments way back in 1943. And, as a new member of the Mars family, Wrigley offices are making the move to the open plan as well. For example, nobody in the Global Headquarters in Chicago has a private office. And we mean nobody – not even the Wrigley President.

Walk into any Mars building, anywhere in the world, and you’ll find the same thing. Open space, open communication, approachable people talking the same language and working together in entrepreneurial ways, because they treat the business as their own. And even though we’re a very decentralized business, one that encourages decisions to be taken locally, we agree that an open, approachable environment is the best environment.


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Mars, Incorporated was named number 20 on a list of 25 multinational companies this year. The World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list is the largest annual global study of workplace excellence, and it demonstrates Mars’ commitment to our number-one asset — our people.

This is the fifth year in a row that we have been acknowledged for our workplace environment. Every day Mars Associates enjoy a range of unique benefits, including open offices designed to encourage camaraderie and collaboration, “treadmill” meetings, the opportunity to bring pets to work, and of course, free candy! Great Place to Work also approves of our wellness programs, as well as our local and global volunteering opportunities.

Wrigley Reviews

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    Pros

    Great benefits, very competitive pay, and multiple locations - part of a global organization. Comfortable and fun office environment. Good company culture and drive for engagement.

    Cons

    Greater freedom to coordinate a work from home schedule that suits individual associates. A more formal process to grow your career across segments.

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Wrigley Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, GA
    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Wrigley (Gainesville, GA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Very slow but understand why. Its because they try to find quality personnel to work at wrigleys. Once you are hired in you are basically there for life. Great place to work

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Wrigley Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2016
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, CNN Money, 2014
  • 20 Companies With Amazing Employee Perks, Buzzfeed, 2013
  • Supplier Leadership Award for Shopper Insights, Supermarket News, 2013
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For (Mars Inc.), Fortune, 2013
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