Mars Interview Questions

Updated Jul 27, 2015
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    Database Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mount Olive, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Mars (Mount Olive, NJ) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Three phone interviews, one in person interview. I had the drawback of being overqualified for the job so they wanted to know that I would be comfortable just writing excel vba scripts. Simple enough, but neither were interested in thr answers. There was more focus on how I answered. The culture fit questions were very subtle. I'm not sure they knew what they were saying when they said they considered themselves a google. Don't be baited into making any comparisons, just highlight the strengths of the Wrigley merger and with royal canin.

    Interview Questions

    • If you wanted to change your bosses mind in a group discussion, how would you go about doing it?   Answer Question
  2. Helpful (9)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Mars (Franklin, TN) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Recruiting and interview process was very clean and to the point. I applied online, about 2 weeks later I received an email requesting a time for a phone interview. Standard behavior questions and some background about the company was the extent of the phone screen. Three days later I was scheduled for an onsite interview with the hiring manager, HR and two business managers. Total interview time was 2 hours. Core values are a big thing with this company and with a little bit of preparation, being prepared for the face to face interview was not as bad as it could have been.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at Mars? There were multiple questions like "Give us an example of a time when one of your employees failed to meet the standards and what did you do?"   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiation was non-existent however my salary requirements were asked during the phone interview and I was told that my expectations were well within the range. Salary was very competitive in addition to the complete benefits package offered.

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    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    I was contacted by an HR representative to schedule a phone interview. After that intial screening, I was scheduled for an in-person interview. This was a single interview where 4 associates were present and conducted the interview in a panel/group-type format.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you approach an ambiguous request. Also, a lot of questions about working with or approaching senior management.   Answer Question
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    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Mars.

    Interview

    Easy and fast! Had phone interview, then in person 2 days later. Job offered 3 hours after interview. Also, got candy on my way out. Very easy interview. I was expecting harder questions. They follow a per written form.

    Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – 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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    Benefits Systems Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hackettstown, NJ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    I was contacted via e-mail and had a phone interview set up. The day of the interview, I waited over an hour for the recruiters call. When I called to check if the interview was postponed, I was transferred to different voice mails and never received a phone call back. Very unprofessional.

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    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I was interviewed at a large conference. The interviewers were very nice and mostly asked behavioral questions. There was a lot of time for me to ask them questions as well. We digressed a little bit. They asked me a lot of questions about past work experience etc. etc.

  9. Helpful (2)  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    3-ties interview process, starting with a recruiter, then a three person team from the same division that you'll be working in, then HR/Senior Corporate management. All three interviews were pretty lengthy, followed by a background check. I didn't hear back from the company for a month, that's how long it took them to run a check and verify my credentials. The interviewers were pleasant, friendly, the entire process was non-stressful. No loaded or trick questions as far as I remember.

    Interview Questions

    • Why would you wan to to work for a company that you know nothing about?   Answer Question
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    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Mars.

    Interview

    Process was fairly easy and interview was relaxed

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    no negotiating, I accepted their salary offer

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Behavioral based interview

    Interview Questions

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