Mars

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Engagement is king at the cost of maturity

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Security Analyst in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Security Analyst in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Mars full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Very strong engagement efforts. All about fun and celebration. Quirky people. Management provides a fairly consistent message. Continuously developing programs to offer educational opportunities (MARS University). Good pay and benefits. Strongly emphasis on the 'human-factor' and good work-life balance. Open office environment spurs collaboration and approachability. Private company mentality celebrates freedom and measured risk taking. No micro-management.

Cons

Very loose processes, lack of maturity in areas that matter and can effect the bottom line. Not a very dynamic environment. Overtly focused on generalists that can be dropped into new roles every 2-3 years. Do not value technical expertise (although this is supposed to change). Hire people based on personality rather than technical skills. A very consensus driven environment, everyone can say no, few can say yes. Very lean and cost-conscientious. Speak highly about career growth but path is not well defined by HR. Hard to get noticed and equally hard to get fired. Lots of average generalists that lack industry knowledge.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Develop programs to identify and groom the next generation of leaders. Put more emphasis on technical leadership. Hire for personality and technical skills.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Don't Get Old At Mars

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager in Mount Olive, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager in Mount Olive, NJ

    I worked at Mars full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good, benefits are good,

    Cons

    They expects you to work long hours & weekends. As you progress up the ladder, you will soon be laid off by one of their so call "reorganizations". Then your job will be resposted in a couple of months for less pay. As you get close to 50, they be begin pushing you out the door. They have learned their lessons from numerous law suits. Now everything is well documented and rules geared to the removal of middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value experienced associates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    outstanding company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Mars full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Open Office environment - approachability to senior management
    -emphasis on 5 principles which include quality and freedom

    Cons

    -office locations not always in the greatest of areas esp if you are young and enjoy city life

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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