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"Good, but unplanable"

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Former Employee - Production Operator in Waco, TX
Former Employee - Production Operator in Waco, TX
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good pay and benifits. Best group of people to work with as a whole. Jobs not labor intensive, pretty laid back.

Cons

Rotating shift. Finding out on Friday morning that you no longer have a weekend. 50/50 on getting good competent manager or incompetent idiot.

Other Employee Reviews for Mars

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Mars Inc was a great place to work, plenty of opportunities for advancement and personal development."

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    Former Employee - Regional Infrastructure Manager in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Infrastructure Manager in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open and frequent communications from senior management. Solid excellent strategies that management was able to communicate and get all associates to commit to as well. Excellent benefits and sincere concern for their associates.

    Cons

    As the organization continues towards a Management structure that reduces the amount of family influence they need to guard against becoming just another company and away from the very special family run business formulated by core principles that is one of the many foundations for their success.

    Advice to Management

    Launch a program that brings back the 5 principles. Recognize the importance of the manufacturing facilities and what they contribute to the business


  2. Helpful (3)

    "M&M's and Snickers will keep Mars running forever"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hackettstown, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hackettstown, NJ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Decent pay/benefits/vacation, although pay needs restructuring to keep up with competitors
    -Excellent place to start career
    -Great people (happy hours, etc)
    -Can learn a lot in short period of time if motivated
    -Exceptional brands
    -Fast pace keeps you on your toes and ready for anything

    Cons

    -Quite political
    -Almost always sacrifice wiser long-term decisions for quick fixes
    -Upper management often promotes ideas they don't follow through on, more specifically...has goals but doesn't have clear vision of how to get there
    -Uncertain future, company losing it's luster
    -Marketing doesn't know or show much interest in how rest of the cross-functional business units work
    -Focus on cost-cutting everything often holds us back from potentially brilliant decisions

    Advice to Management

    Company is extremely lean. Associates overwhelmed in some cases teaching their managers how to do their job. We hire externally in cases in which internal associates are well equipped and long overdue for a promotion, then wonder why the external hire didn't fit our culture. I would take a look at the great caliber of talent that already exists and promote. Frankly, without the M&M and Snicker cash cows keeping us going, this company would be lost. Forrest Mars is the reason we have continued success.

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