Mars Benefits FAQ

Read what Mars employees think about benefits at the company.

The most popular benefits at Mars include Health Insurance, Vacation & Paid Time Off and 401K Plan. If you want to see a full list of benefits and perks at Mars listed by categories, head to their Benefits page. From insurance, health and wellness to vacation and more, find out what you could benefit from when working at Mars.

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What is paid time off like at Mars?

11 English reviews out of 11

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January 20, 2021

Pros

Great benefits package and PTO

Cons

Not a comparable on base salary

Great benefits package and PTO

January 20, 2021

Reviewed by: Senior Human Resources Generalist in Chicago, IL (Former Employee)

November 26, 2018

Pros

There are so many pro's to working for the Petcare Division. The Mars 5 Principles truly guide the business as well as their mission for A Better World for Pets. The benefits are great with an excellent 401k, paid time off for vacation along with separate paid time off for sick leave, and holidays are paid. Even though I was hourly, the pay was above average for the industry. The company supports its employees with personal development and strives to help you grow into your next role. This was surprising to me as previous companies I worked for it was almost taboo to talk about what you would like your next role to be. The work environment is very inclusive and dress is business casual. If you work in the corporate headquarters, you even have the option to bring your dog to work with you. Benefits start on first day and the on-boarding process really gives you an in-depth look at the company and its values. They are very big on culture fit so strive to ensure that they hire people who can embody the 5 principles.

Cons

My second role in the company is where I unfortunately learned the con's of the company. My manager did not hold true to the 5 principles and unfortunately, played favorites. It is hard to succeed in a role when you are never praised for your work but told daily how you have failed. In the end, it all depends on how your department is perceived rather than keeping good talent around. It really saddened me to see that there was no consistency in good management. Additionally, mental health is not truly a concern for them despite what they would have you believe otherwise. It is ignored completely. Depression is perceived as someone "not engaged" and every associate (that I knew) who took FML leave for mental health reasons did not have a job when he or she came back to work.

Advice to Management

My advice would be for P&O and managers to really do some self-reflection and listen to what an associate is trying to impart. Perception is relied on way too much instead of actually engaging in conversation and providing needed resources. Also, please recognize that mental health is just as important as physical health. FML leave should not be used as a stepping stone to remove someone from their job.

The benefits are great with an excellent 401k, paid time off for vacation along with separate paid time off for sick leave, and holidays are paid.

November 26, 2018

Reviewed by: Anonymous in Franklin, TN (Anonymous Employee)

August 21, 2019

Pros

-Great paid vacation time for entry level position (3 weeks). -Random perks: (free bag of product every 2 weeks) - Network of regional HSE managers is very responsive and helpful.

Cons

-Often times rule breakers are not addressed or only given undocumented verbal warnings. -Shift associates at this site are very stubborn. Constantly pushing back against and criticizing management decisions, even when they are made in everyone's best interest. -Associates very quick to push back against safety projects/ policy changes, but in the same breath will use "safety" as an excuse to have something changed in their favor.

Advice to Management

-Listen and respect shift associate opinions and advice, but remember that YOU are the one in charge and YOU are the one who will take the blame if something goes wrong. -Pay more attention to keeping your shifts fully staffed. -Micro-managing associates is insulting to their intelligence and will create tension and lead to a culture of ineptitude where associates constantly feel they are unqualified for tasks. If you want their respect, then respect them enough to trust they can complete their job by themselves. If you want your associates to feel empowered and show initiative, then give them a chance to do things without your constant instruction.

Great paid vacation time for entry level position (3 weeks).

August 21, 2019

Reviewed by: HSE Technician in Leipsic, OH (Current Employee)

February 27, 2021

Pros

Pay, working conditions, benefits, PTO.

Cons

Swing shift, lack of advancement opportunities

Advice to Management

Chill it with all the women in STEM and identity politics.

Pay, working conditions, benefits, PTO.

February 27, 2021

Reviewed by: Maintenance Electrician in Cleveland, TN (Current Employee)

February 28, 2019

Pros

Pay scale, long weekends, ample PTO, some benefits. Internal hiring

Cons

Benefits are too expensive for coverage given. Swing shift is terrible for mental/physical health. Difficult to adjust to "Mars environment" for some. Internal hiring surprisingly difficult.

Advice to Management

Take employee advice more often

Pay scale, long weekends, ample PTO, some benefits.

February 28, 2019

Reviewed by: Team Member in Hackettstown, NJ (Current Employee)

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11 English reviews out of 11