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Mars McLean Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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McLean, VA

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Mars Office of the President Grant F. Reid
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  • It's a great working environment but the work life balance can be a challenge (in 47 reviews)

  • Open office environment may not be good fit for everyone (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "A very sick environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constantly under pressure to work very long hours. Abusive management in a very political and toxic workplace.

    Cons

    Great place for you if you are willing to work very long hours and weekends as a way to keep your job

    Advice to Management

    Corporate hypocrisy is ruining your business


  2. Helpful (7)

    "worst place to work"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Analyst in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    free coffee and ice cream

    Cons

    i worked for this company only for a few months until i decided to leave ,it was my worst experience. Managers in the finance areas are unethical and abusive ,have no personal life and zero people skills, they force analysts to work 80hours a week and there's never a good time to take vacation. I felt like a slave, no one cared about me as a person.

    Advice to Management

    don't be a hypocrite, don't be abusive, treat people with respect

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Zero work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have a small onsite fitness center.

    Cons

    This company will work you to the bone and pressure you to not take vacation.
    I knew I had to leave when they had a problem with me taking a three day weekend to attend a FUNERAL. This continued to send me work emails that they expected me to respond to throughout that weekend. I couldn't stay with a company with such low morality.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your people. Source your products properly so you aren't using child slave labor. Work with upper management on their people skills, because they have none.

    Mars Response

    Aug 24, 2016 – Content Strategist

    Hi. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your previous role with us. We appreciate all feedback, both positive and constructive. Our time-off policies provide Associates balance and... More


  4. "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.


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