Mars Reviews

Updated July 5, 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. Best company in the world to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Sr. Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Lots of perks for a corporate job!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Work-Life Balance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Good people, good relationships, lots of opportunities IF you can network with the right people.

    Cons

    The pace tends to be all about work and less about the people that make it happen.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk everyday.


  6. Helpful (1)

    World Class Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Various Positions, Primarily In Finance in Rancho Dominguez, CA
    Former Employee - Various Positions, Primarily In Finance in Rancho Dominguez, CA

    I worked at Mars (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Tremendous opportunities to develop yourself.
    Many unique approaches to running their business (long term view, The Five Principals, ROTA (Dupont) Financial Management ensuring high growth and high cash generation, hiring and paying in the 70th to 90th percentile).
    High caliper co-workers filled with intellectual curiosity and learning agility.
    Great pay and benefits.
    Great brands.

    Cons

    Worked very hard and often under stress. (Got better in 2000's).
    Caliper of the people and pay levels deteriorated toward 50th percentile in last decade.
    Some "boot lickers" evade detection and rose to high levels in management but most were eventually discovered and terminated.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to hiring the best and the brightest and paying commensurately BUT allow for work-life balance.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Better than most

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

    I have been working at Mars full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, on-site cafeteria, gym, first-come first-serve parking, all the free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate you can handle.

    Cons

    The salaries are not impressive and for some positions not even competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote people simply because they've been there for a long time.


  8. pros and cons

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

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    job security. Columbus ohio plant has never experienced a layoff in over 40 years and some of the segments run strong

    Cons

    pride themselves being a private owned company but actually the company is very much ran like a public stock company. definately a good ole boy atmosphere here in columbus. if your in they will definately take care of your career

    Advice to Management

    be more neutral and maybe try and develope some leadership skills. quit showing less favoritism and be more social and careing across the whole site


  9. Overall Job Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Elizabethtown, PA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Elizabethtown, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, both 401(k) and health, and gives more opportunities sooner than most companies

    Cons

    Too much demand of travel with no notice and if issues develop then accountability must be taken on record

    Advice to Management

    Identify better opportunities to grow into other departments


  10. Great Place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Budd Lake, NJ
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Budd Lake, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    very flexible and good with people. Lots of opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    It sometimes feels like politics is running the place

    Advice to Management

    treat people that work hard with equality


  11. It's Rad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA

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

    Pros

    Free Candy
    Awesome office
    Really good work life balance

    Cons

    It takes a while to move from contractor to associate, slow moving.

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep somebody because of seniority, especially when a newer person is doing double their work



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