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"Great company to work for. Best job I ever had!"

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Former Employee - Senior Infrastructure Technician in McLean, VA
Former Employee - Senior Infrastructure Technician in McLean, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Mars full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

-Lots of opportunity to take risks and try new things.
-Inter-dependence and autonomy is encouraged
-Food and snacks are readily available and so it the gym and fitness programs
-On-going training
-Opportunity to travel to domestic and international
-Focus on personal and professional development
-Great leadership in ECS (Executive team) members

Cons

-Long hours
-no life outside work. Fun place to work so long-term, you have lots of friends at work in the same situation.

Advice to Management

Stay focused on the 5 Principles and allow them to drive all your decisions and you can't go wrong.

Other Employee Reviews for Mars

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Open culture, great people, opportunities to grow, excellent marketing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Hackettstown, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Hackettstown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Open office environment. Everyone is approachable and accessible.
    - Great products that consumers are passionate about.
    - Track record of breakthrough advertising and thought leadership on marketing best practices.
    - Numerous opportunities for marketing training
    - Regular rotations between different types of brand roles.

    Cons

    - Like most CPG firms, processes can be slow. Not able to quickly react to marketplace considerations.
    - Pay seems to trend below industry average, though bonus payouts can be significant
    - Hackettstown location (but most associates work from home one day/week, and many car pool from NYC or Morristown)


  2. "Have a taste for candy?"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Senior Network Analyst in Mount Olive, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Network Analyst in Mount Olive, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid company, diverse workforce, listen to associates, allow your to grow your career

    Cons

    Used to be a family-centered business that valued it's associates more. Since the elder Mars brother's retired, the company is now run by the kids/grandkids and it's much more about the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    If you approve a budge for a project, don't yank funding for it later in the year. Focus more on individuals and their work/life balance.

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