Mars - Dissapointed by lack of direction and investment. Management only interested in self-promotion. | Glassdoor
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"Dissapointed by lack of direction and investment. Management only interested in self-promotion."

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Current Employee - Lead Operator in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
Current Employee - Lead Operator in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Secure employment as long as you keep your head down and agree with your manager all the time. Pay is average. Free chocolate that is often out of date. Shop floor operatives are hard working and passionate about what they do.

Cons

The culture of nepatism is destroying any chance of getting anything done. It takes 10 years to develop a good relationship with any of the long term staff (and there are a lot of them) in order to get anything done. This is very demoralising as a profesional engineer to have to make lots of plastic friends in order to achieve the simplest resolution to a problem. You should be able to ask a profesional to complete a task and he/she should just do it without weeks of office flirting and gallons of coffee. Way to much focus on soft skills and no visible means of improving manufacturing, mechanical or electrical skill levels. Any monkey can pick up a spanner and hit the machinery then ask for help saying ' I didn't touch it'. It makes for a miserable existance when you have to keep fixing the same issues day in day out. I will be leaving here soon and will not look back with fond memories.

Advice to Management

Get some proper management training and put down the Mars manual. Be human not a Mars robot. And for god sake stop promoting people just because they have been there a long time, experience does not always equal competance.

Other Employee Reviews for Mars

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company' not forward looking, however"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Good People
    Private company
    Free candy

    Cons

    Poor Intern level Pay
    Office is in the middle of nowhere

    Advice to Management

    Be more strategic and forward looking
    Stop buying your own nonsense; pay attention to what the market is telling you about your products


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Run, run Forrest run!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Very little support to conduct your job. Very quick to terminate.

    Advice to Management

    Need to look at the whole picture!

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