Mars

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1 person found this helpful  

A great company to work for.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager
Current Employee - Manager

I have been working at Mars

Pros

Family-owned; collaborative, open culture; focused on employee satisfaction; culture built around Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom

Cons

Minimal training or on-boarding - you sink or swim; while intercompany communication is good, work is ultimately accomplished by relationship building (not a bad thing, or unusual, but it can be hard to find the people you need to know)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stay private and focused on the Five Principles

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Should Be WAY More Fun to Work There Than It Is!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Hackettstown, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Hackettstown, NJ

    I have been working at Mars

    Pros

    Great product line. Excellent marketing. Wonderful, talented people.

    Cons

    Ridiculous office culture where there is no privacy to work effectively or efficiently...all because of some quirky idea the owners had that employees with offices made those without offices feel inferior. Not to worry, they have plenty of other ways to make all their employees feel inferior--unfair reviews, required time card punch even for salaried employees that carries with it a financial penalty if you're late, completely unrealistic expectations in terms of work/life balance. I could go on and on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No one likes to be made to feel like they're giving 100% only to be told that they need to give 120%. Get a better handle on being pro-active instead of reactive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    needs to get with the times

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consumer Insights Analyst in Hackettstown, NJ
    Current Employee - Consumer Insights Analyst in Hackettstown, NJ

    I have been working at Mars

    Pros

    free candy is a nice benefit that everyone gets. privately held company means that they're not as short term focused as some of their competitors within the consumer packaged goods industry. very strong brand equities. no debt.

    Cons

    many cavaties - not good for the teeth decay. senior management will treat you like a child. anyone who was talented left because they were frustrated with the way the place was run. you have to punch in every day to prove that you're able to get to work on time. nobody notices your work if it doesn't fit within their world view.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a clue

    Disapproves of CEO
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