Mars Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Mars Office of the President Grant F. Reid
Grant F. Reid
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Pros
  • Above average work life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • Open office environment makes it a more fun place to work (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Demanding schedules which can put strains on appropriate work-life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Need clearer plans communicated by senior management (in 11 reviews)

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  1. R&D supervisor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good working environment and good atmosphere, people are very nice

    Cons

    I haven't thought of any cons of mars yet..............

    Advice to Management

    no.............................


  2. Helpful (1)

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and great products

    Cons

    none. Great culture and place to work


  3. National Accounts manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    great culture and people are passionate, smart and driven

    Cons

    you do get paid pretty well, but you also work pretty hard, its a balancing act, just like in life

    Advice to Management

    keep folks focused and try to avoid throwing too much paint on the wall


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  5. Make it Amazing

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Co-Op in Hackettstown, NJ
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Co-Op in Hackettstown, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Unique company culture, strong values, no bureaucracy, world wide footprint, encouraging of lateral movement, open

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive, no other come that I can think of


  6. manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    best company to work for

    Cons

    everyone is on the same level


  7. Sr Associate Brand Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits People oriented company Most people do have a family

    Cons

    Runs too lean - people, money and resources

    Advice to Management

    If you want to grow dramatically, invest in the resources needed to make it happen


  8. Financial Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Mars (More than a year)

    Pros

    ***Best Company to work for, great people, wonderful benefits

    Cons

    ***Titles do not correctly represent individual's performance


  9. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Burr Ridge, IL
    Current Employee - Team Member in Burr Ridge, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They do a lot to really take good care of their employees they make it feel like more than just a job

    Cons

    Rotating shifts can be a little hard to get used to but once you do it enough it isn't that bad

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing you, you already have so many great programs and practices in place.


  10. Great Company on Paper

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall Mars is a good company to work for, it if you thrive in a stressful environment and be under the scrutiny of others. It is a relationships driven business, so be prepared to take credit for everyone else s work and brown nose those above you. If you're tenured, you can forget a promotion. On the flip side, the benefits are good!

    Cons

    Forced ranking! Even if you jump through hoops of fire, that does not necessarily mean you'll get a meets expectations on your performance review - again, it depends on your relationship and how much you massage that partnership.

    Advice to Management

    Value your tenured associates, they are the foundation of your Five Principles! Stop letting good performers go to other companies. The effects of losing these people are profound!


  11. Helpful (1)

    So \ So

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, hard workers. Mars has some of the most dedicated people I've ever worked with. They're simply a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    consensus culture & slow far too often the skills of the associates is undermined by managements willingness to take risks. The end result is that associates don't feel empowered, but do what they're told.



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