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Mars Reviews

Updated September 17, 2018
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  • "There is probably more the company can do to improve work/life balance" (in 66 reviews)

  • "Maybe speed of decision- making - I wish we were a bit faster and agile" (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Terrific Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Tons of emphasis on training, lots of opportunity for career progression, highly engaged workforce, great benefits

    Cons

    Even though you are exposed to vast amounts of training, they seem reluctant to offer promotions to demonstrated leaders.


  2. "Finance"

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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

    Pros

    Generous pay, career advancement and development, great company

    Cons

    Pros out-weigh any of the cons

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    The people are some of the best in the industry

    Cons

    The culture of the company is changing


  4. "Financial Operations Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    great company very good benefit and employee first

    Cons

    growth, candy company not well known


  5. "Great values"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong family business that is growing.

    Cons

    As with any large company, you need to "own" your career path to make sure you do not get lost in the crowd.

    Advice to Management

    Keep goals and messaging consistent over time.


  6. "Sr. Brand Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mc Lean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mc Lean, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to move around roles and try new things.

    Cons

    Managers could use more training.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in manager training.


  7. "Information Technology at Mars"

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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

    Truly a great place to work, great culture, family owned with a long term perspective. Also a huge focus on developing leaders and ensuring managers do the right thing by their direct reports. Lots of opportunities, and the company is very supportive of learning on the job/taking on new roles.

    Cons

    IT is still seen as a cost, not a value driver, although this is changing with new senior leadership.
    Digital transformation is well underway although with such a large organization change can feel slow.

  8. "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, company vehicle and great schedule

    Cons

    No communication from upper management regarding changes and no real direction for the future

    Advice to Management

    Better communication is much needed, if that was there, the company could easily be a 5


  9. Helpful (1)

    "HR Manager"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong Culture centered around the 5 Principles and making decisions based on all 5 Principles. Family owned and private makes the company have huge advantages.

    Cons

    Has been very private in the past but that's changing. Mars is starting to share it's story! There is probably more the company can do to improve work/life balance. While it's discussed about as being important I'm not necessarily sure it is. There are big expectations and Associates feel that pressure therefore not able to achieve work/life balance on any realistic level.


  10. "Love this Company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Great Company! Relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Open office was a little annoying at some times


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