Mars

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Mars Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
343 Reviews
3.6
343 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company with good people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mars

    Pros

    people are very nice and they celebrate a lot of holidays.

    Cons

    no cons, because everything is good for me

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Activity Leader
    Former Employee - Activity Leader

    I worked at Mars

    Pros

    Great comradery, flexibility and teams

    Cons

    Culture is not for everyone, high turn-over in some departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    No too shabby

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician

    I have been working at Mars

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, clean facilities, not to stressful

    Cons

    You are a slave to the man

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be a yes sir or yes mam type of manager

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Operation planning Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mars

    Pros

    Great company culture and fun work.

    Cons

    Depends on your manager, some people are hard to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Guided by Principles

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

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

    Pros

    Associates are encouraged to be guided by the five principles of the organization to make business decisions which can be very empowering. Nice people overall.

    Cons

    Unstructured structure can be frustrating when trying to get answers and do not know where to go. Very relationship driven.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    mars

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Mars

    Pros

    great benefits and salary -
     lots of room to develop and move up-

    Cons

    work life balance - its bad
    culture of very direct critical feedback some can handle others cant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    become better motivators

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Mars Petcare

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mason, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mason, OH

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

    Pros

    I think they are committed to winning and that they foster a collaborative network of employees. They provide a lot of free perks, like free coffee drinks and candy.

    Cons

    I think they move too fast in making changes, and don't analyze carefully enough before decisions are made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time to analyze before making rash decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hackettstown, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hackettstown, NJ

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

    Pros

    Can wear jeans everyday; good benefits; 401K and pension plan

    Cons

    High turn-over in certain departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase time-in-roll so knowledge doesn't keep getting lost

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good work balance

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mars

    Pros

    great company to work with, people are very friendly and willing to help

    Cons

    office is too big, everyone sit in one office

  11.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mars full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great brands and a global business. The place is very busy and operates with lean staffing. Lot's of opportunity to grow skill set.

    Cons

    People are stretched thin and decision making is by committee and that causes delays. People are stressed with more to do then time allows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategy and tactics needs for focus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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