Mars Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Mars Office of the President 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. Helpful (2)

    Sr. Global Brand Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Mars full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Privately held corporation allows for long-term focus. Huge focus on doing the right things for people and the planet (employees and communities alike). Great people, great people, great people.

    Cons

    Privately held means when the family has an idea, you need to go figure it out.


  2. Pretty Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mars part-time

    Pros

    Work Life Balance Friendly Environment Clean Plant Follows their principles

    Cons

    Very little diversity in upper managment


  3. Helpful (2)

    Best company in the world to work for.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Mars full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent training and unlimited opportunities to grow

    Cons

    I did not see any cons except they moved out of Los Angeles area.


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  5. Anonymous

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open work environment, casual, in some offices you can bring your dog to work, big roles (sometimes too big). Many associates want to live by the 5 Principles. If you are astute at navigating a highly complex environment and comfortable with a lack of transparency you will do really well here.

    Cons

    The most hierarchical non-hierarchical company you will ever work for. Associates have very big roles and although they fairly compensate in most cases many associates burn out. If you require time and development of your leadership considering other options could be a better plan.

    Advice to Management

    Please start developing leaders and holding them accountable for their role in the business. So much change has minimized effectiveness to execute and engagement is falling dramatically.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Sr. Analyst

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Hackettstown, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Hackettstown, NJ

    I have been working at Mars full-time

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

    Pros

    A family owned and principled company. They offer the freedom to learn and grow as an associate and give you the tools to do what you do best everyday. Management will trust your decisions and back your recommendations.

    Cons

    As they have grown, they lost some of the "family" atmosphere that made them feel like a unique company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Mars Supply Chain Operations

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mars

    Pros

    Great Managers and People Developers, Opportunities to learn and grow, Flexibility, Great benefits

    Cons

    none . . . . .


  8. Mars

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mars

    Pros

    Freedom to manage your responsibilities without being micro-managed. Benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    lack of opportunity to develop, they prefer to hire from outside than develop people who show interest in moving up

    Advice to Management

    improve development of current talent


  9. Helpful (1)

    Operator

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Columbus, OH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits ok was better.

    Cons

    Swing shift. Jobs go by Good Ol Boy system. If from or have ties to Washington Court House You can move up fast!

    Advice to Management

    There words are 'We are looking at it' Need to learn to answer emails


  10. Helpful (1)

    Lots of perks for a corporate job!

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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

    There is a gym, beautiful new LEED certified building, Herman Miller furniture, nice cafeteria, and flexible summer hours. Working and learning environment is really nice, it is easy to influence positive change, and working for a small segment has helped me quickly become very business savvy.

    Cons

    You will wear more than one hat and you will never get rich working for a private corporation.

    Advice to Management

    Make business decisions as if you are the customer.


  11. Helpful (1)

    operations assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, MS

    I worked at Mars

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits and company gatherings are good.

    Cons

    Low pay and long hours.



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