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Mars Food US Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. "Strong Company that cares"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Greenville, MS
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Greenville, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mars Food US full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefit.
    Really want employees to grow, develop
    Managers are usually trained well
    Open office
    For saleried people very flexible work environment, but not necessarily flexible hours. Depends on manager.
    Lots of learning and bumping elbows.
    Great growth if your in the right place
    Comfortable job

    Cons

    Open office
    Old School and beaucratic attendance policy
    Finance driven company...
    Difficult to get rid of trash people bc of hr
    Too comfortable of a job at times. Makes people lazy...
    At the same time doesn't hire enough people to do work. So being decent means you get all the work

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring about people
    Fire people when they need to be.
    Hire people faster


  2. "Great company culture and benefits...poor on innovation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Mars Food US full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, family-owned yet very professional, Mars principles are very outstanding for work culture, sustainability-conscious company.

    Cons

    Worked with old staff (long-timers who are now gone, replaced, retired) and it was good to work with. The new management has not idea on how to nurture talent and understand strengths of their teams. Some folks with inflated egos in the management make work conditions difficult for most other honest hard-working managers and associates.

  3. "Ran like a small company out of garage"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Mars Food US as a contractor

    Pros

    great support from larger MARS brands

    Cons

    team too slim to keep businesses running efficiently

    Advice to Management

    hire sufficient help


  4. "Great company, very diverse"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mars Food US (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible, organized people & Career management, goal oriented

    Cons

    Needs better financial controls and better technology, low headcounts = more work for you

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - R&D in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - R&D in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Company is committed to sustainability
    - Most associates love the free candy
    - Flexible schedules depending on manager
    - Ability to collaborate with associates across multiple functions and levels

    Cons

    - Open office environment can be distracting at times but it is not difficult to get used to it

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reinforce and live the 5 Principles


  6. "Not a Foodservice Company. Retail driven."

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    Former Employee - Sales in Compton, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Compton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The brands are amazing and it was fun to sell chocolate! The Uncle Bens Ready Rice and Infused Rice was very innovative and easy to sell in many markets.

    Cons

    Selling candy bars to restaurants is nearly impossible unless it is for a dessert topping for example and they chop or blend the product with ice cream...which is very cost prohibitive for most restaurants. The margins are very tight and competition is huge. The Uncle Ben's brand was difficult to sell because it is a converted brand rice vs "sticky" rice which is what consumers want and also cost prohibitive.

    Advice to Management

    Lower your cost to your consumers on Converted Brand Rice so that it is competitive in the market.


  7. "Working at Mars"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Rancho Dominguez, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Rancho Dominguez, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Mars Food US full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mars has great benefits, and offers many additional perks to its associates such as discounted gym memberships, flexible work schedules and opportunities to learn and grow. The company encourages volunteerism and reaching out into the community.

    Cons

    The one thing that Mars needs to work on is stability. The company is continually going through reorganization, and there is very little stability or job security.

  8. "Fun working environment with minimal upward mobility."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Mars Food US full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free chocolate, young crowd, and free coffee and tea

    Cons

    Too many managers with lack of experience trying to lead the younger generation of talented employees, old systems, lack of processes

    Advice to Management

    Work with the talented employees to improve processes while thinking outside of the box. Bring all subsidiaries under one roof and manage teams that way.