Mars Intern Interview Questions

Updated Aug 3, 2015
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in State College, PA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Mars (State College, PA) in March 2015.

Interview

It was a fairly straight-forward interview, focusing on what I did in previous roles instead of specific technical questions. Because this was an internship interview, there was a lot of "And what did that teach you?" and "How did you grow from that experience?" questions. The main concern was not to see if I had a depth of technical skill in one area, but rather to discover if I was able to learn quickly and if I would be a good cultural fit for the internship.

Interview Questions

  • What was your greatest challenge [at your previous job] and how did you overcome?   Answer Question

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  1. Helpful (4)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Mars in September 2014.

    Interview

    Met at campus career fair. Received an email later that day to do a half hour 1:1 interview with the same recruiter I had met at the career fair. Questions were very straightforward and included mostly resume rundown and behavioral based STAR questions. Was told I would hear back within a week whether I had made it to the second round of interviews but I did not hear until about a month later, at which point they informed me I was no longer qualified as a candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly behavioral. If you bring up the Five Principles and find ways to relate it to their questions and things on your resume they'll be impressed.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hackettstown, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Mars (Hackettstown, NJ) in February 2011.

    Interview

    I met the company through on-campus recruiting and interviewed on-campus as well. They're all such nice people that the initial meetings were great. The interview, however, is pretty tough. Be on top of case questions and prepare for just about anything. In the end a lot of this process is about fit.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Mars.

    Interview

    1st contact was over the phone with an HR person. The HR person ran through my resume, asking for more elaboration on my experience. 1st round - Video conference interview with one HR person and an account manager. The questions were behavioural and situational. The interviewers were friendly but pushed me on some of my answers, sometimes asking leading questions. 2nd round - One day on-site with other candidates vying for the same position. One interview with another HR person and a VP. I also had a couple of days to prepare a 10 minute presentation a topic that they gave me in advance and I presented it to a cross-functional panel of about 8 people. The panel followed up with a lot of questions. The environment felt quite comfortable despite being with people that I was competing with for the same job, and there was ample opportunity to chat with various people in the business to get to know Mars, which seemed like an open community.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time when you went against the direction of the group that you were working in.   Answer Question
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