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Mars Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Culture work life balance people (in 57 reviews)

  • Open office environment fosters collaboration, and lots of company events to keep employee engagement high (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • It's a great working environment but the work life balance can be a challenge (in 44 reviews)

  • Open office environment may not be good fit for everyone (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, very pro employee development, nice benefits (including paid maternity leave!) , over all a fantastic place to work.

    Cons

    Don't go overboard on the free candy, haha


  2. "servicer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hackettstown, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hackettstown, NJ

    I worked at Mars (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    pay, benefits, 401k, vacation, uniforms

    Cons

    favortism, people coming in off the street and getting a job that you have been working years towards

    Advice to Management

    assign jobs accordingly instead of by who you know


  3. "manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    benefits, people, experiences, travel, company

    Cons

    long hours, some work conditions, old equipment

    Advice to Management

    do as asked and stay with the grain


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  5. "Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wage, benefits, great people, good facilities

    Cons

    Can be high stress in corporate offices

    Advice to Management

    Keep up great work


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Tough, stressful, relationships first organization. 2.5/5"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    flexibility. Note: you must set your own boundaries or you will be run into the ground with work and end up working nights and weekends. Work/Life balance is great if you establish these boundaries. It will be terrible if you don't.
    bonuses, pension, base pay is average
    Overall leadership at the global level and Mars family leadership is very good
    Get good at building interpersonal relationships fast and you will do well. If this isn't you, don't even consider this company.

    Cons

    Annual pay increases are equivalent to cost of living adjustments. There is no such thing as a significant bump in pay.
    Internal promotions are nearly impossible - the business chooses external candidates a significant majority of the time signaling a lack of internal grooming and maybe a belief that the grass is greener outside of Mars?
    Sr management disconnected from the people who do the work and at times have their people in fear of them.
    Sr management willing to let terrific talent leave and makes excuses for why he/she left
    Petcare US leadership is very poor and out of touch - it is due to be turned over within 6 months per historical trend.

    Advice to Management

    Local Petcare Management - groom internal candidates for promotion and or lateral learning opportunities. When talent leaves, find out why and act on it. Engagement is poor - find out why and do something, anything about it. Give people opportunities for growth and learning. External, unknown, "shiny" talent is not always better than internal, known talent.
    Value your associates. Live by The Five Principles. Get to really know your talent. Your worker bees are your culture. They are the heart of the business. Sr. leaders turn over every 18-24 months. This may be a short-term role to you, but it isn't to most. Keep that at the front of your mind with every decision you make. Look up the definition of 'obsessed' and consider why people are having difficulty buying into the current MPC mantra.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Finance Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Franklin, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Allowed to explore new ideas; You can join new areas; Work/life balance is good. The company respects family and personal obligations.

    Cons

    Financial leadership has been comprised not focused on development of talent, rules through intimidation and job security threats. No emotional intelligence at the top of finance.

    Advice to Management

    Require CFO to address his leadership missteps not just in finance but with the business.


  8. "Top 100 Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Community Involvement
    - Pet Friendly Workplace
    - 6 Weeks Paid Paternity Leave
    - Free Candy!

    Cons

    Consumer Packaged Goods is not the most glamorous industry.


  9. "Great company if you can adjust to swing shift"

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    Former Employee - Operator in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Operator in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The nicest people I have ever met. Good pay. Pretty good benefits and 3 weeks vacation the day you start. The cafeteria serves excellent food for a great price. They were always giving us gifts.

    Cons

    Swing shift was the major reason I quit. Every week is a different shift. When on 1st and 3rd, you work 7 days with Saturday and Sunday being 12 hour shifts. The week between 3rd and 1st is an off week(Monday 7;30am- Saturday 7am) but I was always catching up on sleep.

    Advice to Management

    Mars is a great company. Have more normal work hours.


  10. "L&D Business Partner"

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    Current Employee - L&D Business Partner in Mount Olive, NJ
    Current Employee - L&D Business Partner in Mount Olive, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mars full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company supports professional advancement and career growth within, fair compensation, opportunity to work from home, teams are international from all over the world since Mars is a Global company, company promotes interpersonal communication, open office environment.

    Cons

    Offices are normally in rural areas away from metropolitan, you may find limited representation of the professional jobs in the location near you.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Mars is all about the brands. It's a really fun environment that comes alive in the brands people love

    Cons

    Mars culture is build on knowing how to navigate the organization. People are rewarded for managing ambiguity vs installing process. Good or bad depending on your personality



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