Mars Reviews

Updated April 26, 2015
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Mars Office of the President Grant F. Reid
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Pros
  • A fun place to work obviously, work-life balance was excellent, teleworking is by department (in 26 reviews)

  • Creative, open office environment (in 17 reviews)

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

  • Store management and especially Senior Management love their power (in 11 reviews)

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  1. team member

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    very generous salaries, pro active management, the room for growth and opportunity is not only never ending but the support and drive the line managers and team captains offer is phenomenal

    Cons

    the work is great, the people are awesome the only down fall is the swing shift

    Advice to Management

    don't change a thing

  2. Helpful (2)

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mars

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company talked about work life balance

    Cons

    no work life balance, management is disconnected from the rest of the organization

  3. Helpful (2)

    It is a Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mars

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial spirit, opinion counts, strong principles, good compensation and benefits (although not as high as it was in the past),

    Cons

    Not for everyone - need to have a high tolerance for ambiguity, enjoy constant change, strive in less structured environment, be comfortable with collaboration and consensus as this is still the predominant way of working.

    Advice to Management

    Be wary of the pace and amount of change - for a large private company operating in mature segments, way too much change....

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  5. operator Assistant

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    Former Contractor - Machine Operator in Kansas City, MO
    Former Contractor - Machine Operator in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Mars as a contractor (More than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People are very hard workers and take pride in their jobs.

    Cons

    The employees are over worked and under payed. The twelve hours shifts and changing back and fourth from one month all days and the next month nights, take its told on employees and bring down the employees sprits.

    Advice to Management

    The management i should consider going back to the eight hour shifts Monday - Saturday and stop flip-flop shifts. The upper management should also come and see if they like doing themselves before considering it for others.

  6. Helpful (3)

    Non transparent, doesn't appreciate talent, low paying

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I don't have any pros at this time

    Cons

    Don't appreciate or utilize talent to full potential

  7. director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The ability to have the freedom to do your job as you want to do it. It is not a top down culture.

    Cons

    vision and ability to stay the course on the vision. too many priorities that end up getting lost and confused among the associates.

    Advice to Management

    stay focused, innovation

  8. SR Associate Brand Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mars

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great People
    Fun Category
    Carpool to NYC
    Smart People

    Cons

    Lack of Process
    Hard to get promoted in flat environment
    Location

  9. Helpful (1)

    Everyone is replaceable

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Hackettstown, NJ
    Former Employee - Team Member in Hackettstown, NJ

    I worked at Mars full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good. Coworkers are nice. Has a full service cafeteria that was about the only plus side to working here.

    Cons

    Too many cliques. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians. Always changing, doesn't matter how long you've been there they'll fire you, even if you're a good worker. Swing shift is rough but you get used to it. They don't close, even for hurricanes. They don't care about their employees or their families work you holidays and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Stop overlooking true talent. Keeping people employed for years and they still don't know how to run/fix lines is ridiculous.

  10. Very good and customer focused business.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mars

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Innovative culture where an individual can contribute based on their limitations and not on title.

    Cons

    75th%ile compensation drives the company to feel entitled.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget your core values and reward leadership and not showmanship!

  11. Helpful (2)

    Great work environment, very people-focused

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mars

    Pros

    Very competitive compensation, with lots of support systems in place for employees. Open office environment fosters collaboration, and lots of company events to keep employee engagement high.

    Cons

    Very role-based culture, which can be difficult for some personalities

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