Mars Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
272 Reviews

3.6
272 Reviews
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Mars President and CEO Paul S. Michaels
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is good, people leave work before 5:30 p (in 20 reviews)

  • Open Office environment - approachability to senior management (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 9 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work. Lacks true direction

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager  in  West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in West Chester, PA

    I have been working at Mars full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, leadership doesn't see the big picture of the industry they are in. Liberal T&E and opportunities to travel on the company dime.

    Cons

    Lot's of travel. Your competing with a huge competitor and MDNA is the red headed step child.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great culture with some opportunity in mid level management

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    Current Employee - Category Leadership Manager  in  Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Category Leadership Manager in Bentonville, AR

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay and solid business fundamentals. The company understands the company and tries to do what is right for both customer and company. A true focus on the consumer.

    Cons

    I believe there is good senior level management, but sometimes they become too internally focused and politics among mid level management may become a little tiresome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More collaboration and focus on customer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Company culture is kind, people are hard-working yet not that aggressive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mars as an intern

    Pros

    Colleagues are really kind. Work-life balance is good, people leave work before 5:30 p.m. Meanwhile every one is pretty passionate about their job. Mars also value team work and external partner a lot. They call it "mutual-benefit".

    Cons

    The company office is far from the city. You have to take the bus at around 7 a.m. every day. People are not aggressive, kind of too kind to have the fighting spirit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Manager
    Current Employee - Quality Manager

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

    Pros

    Inspiring principles with great salary and benefits. Skies the limit in growth potential. Never bored.

    Cons

    I have had a wonderful experience at Mars and don't have any cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun, unique environment with many opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Mars full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Bring your dog to work in the Petcare division!

    Cons

    Very lean environment. Can't stay for long if you work hard and not smart.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Accounts Manager
    Current Employee - Key Accounts Manager

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

    Pros

    Work Culture, Flexible Hours & freedom of thought.

    Cons

    Training & Development needs to be improved.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I started here for the brands, I stayed for the culture

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

    I have been working at Mars full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * World Class Brands
    * 5 Principles (Quality Responsibility Mutuality Efficiency Freedom)
    * Ability to build your own career across functions
    * Formal and informal mentorships
    * Tuition Reimbursement
    * Good internal training with Mars University (lacking in some functional areas though)

    Cons

    * Location in Hackettstown, NJ
    * Pay slightly less than competition
    * Cumbersome review process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that this is a privately held company, not publicly traded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A fun, flexible family owned company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mars

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, bonus, privately owned, free candy

    Cons

    Bad location, average pay, starting to operate more as a public company (lay-offs, bi-weekly pay...)

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mars full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, bonus, privately owned

    Cons

    Average Pay, Punch-in still required at all levels for time keeping

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great company to work for, driving to be #1 globally in the Petcare segment. The companies mission is noble.

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    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer  in  Chalfont, PA
    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Chalfont, PA

    I have been working at Mars full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A very associate centric organization, great benefits with a great culture.

    Cons

    Very large organization based primarily in Tennessee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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