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The What and the How

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Management in Chattanooga, TN
Former Employee - Senior Management in Chattanooga, TN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

Company is organized. You can learn from this company.

Cons

You develop your successor. Then, you are gone. Mars moved from the "forced distribution" (Jack Welch ideology) to the "What and the How" with respect to mid and end of year Associate calibrations. Mars uses the "How" in a subjective manner to design their workforce. Lets put it this way.... If you are young and look good, you get promoted. If you have your head up someone's ___, you might survive past 50. Good luck. In short, you get around 50 years old and your days are numbered.

Advice to Management

Treat you tenured Associates who have worked so hard for you with respect and give them a chance. I seen so many people around 50 shown the door for no other reason but their age. Yes, use your power and take these very true statements off of this website. I am ashamed to have worked for this company where I did everything I could and in the right way. In short > one of these days, I hope to see a lawsuit against Mars around age descrimination. Your time will come.

Other Employee Reviews for Mars

  1. Helpful (3)

    Losing Its Family Focus; Far Behind the Times with Pay and Compensation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Currently Employed in Hackettstown, NJ
    Current Employee - Currently Employed in Hackettstown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Open environment and open-door policy. Flexible working schedules and good work-life balance. Relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Behind the times in pay and compensation. No where near the competition. Losing the family focus and moving more towards cold corporate atmosphere. Lack of security with constant reorganizations and lay-offs. Hires externally when there are skilled and qualified internal candidates that long overdue for promotion.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Engagement is king at the cost of maturity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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