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Mars Reviews

Updated February 24, 2018
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Mars Office of the President Grant F. Reid
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  • work life balance not always meets my needs (in 51 reviews)

  • Lots of people need to way into decision making which makes it tough to get things done in a timely manner (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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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

    Principle based, family run organization that delivers long-term sustainable growth.

    Cons

    Due to size and long-term approach to growth the organization can move slowly.


  2. "Lab Technician part time"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician
    Current Employee - Lab Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people working here are always helpful and there is a lot of room for growth in the company! The management is very helpful if you are trying to work your way up.

    Cons

    The position of lab technician is underpaid, so you have to move up to make any decent money. Also, as a part time worker you would have to go through a staffing company.

    Advice to Management

    Having a more reasonable pay for this job would be great and making even more jobs would be fantastic!

  3. "Planning Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work! Mars provides opportunities to learn grow and learn in different roles and functions.

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance can be a challenge at times.


  4. "Production Assistant"

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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

    Incredible benefits, great entry level pay, lots of room for moving up and learning new areas.

    Cons

    Not always great about promoting who deserves it.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your lower levels. A lot of people who are lazy get promoted off the backs of other hard workers. Simply because those hard workers aren’t as loudspoken.


  5. "Production assistant"

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

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Great benefit packages, retirement plan, awesome entry level pay.

    Cons

    Not always great about promoting those who deserve it.

    Advice to Management

    There are plenty of people who get promoted into a position that someone else deserves. Just pay attention to the work ethic of those who are at a lower level.


  6. "Great place to start a career!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The 5 Principles are the code of ethics for the company and the family really is passionate about adhering to them.

    Cons

    Open environment is an adjustment, but is definitely manageable.


  7. "Great organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful, compassionate staff. Collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Lots of restructuring in the last few years

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Current associate review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I do love the culture/5 Principals and think they help keep the business honest. I’m proud to work for a privately held company that has major social/societal concerns and acts to better the world.

    Cons

    This company is hemorrhaging talent because they are so slow to reward high achievers. It’s one of the most discouraging environments I’ve ever been in because you’re constantly asked to prove yourself over and over yet you get nowhere. They pretend to have a flat structure but the leadership team definitely loves to label people “entry level,” even though those “entry level” associates often times have way more work experience than their managers. It’s insulting and again, highly demotivating.

    Change management is a nightmare here. Communication is a nightmare. Get ready to constantly be “dealing with ambiguity.” The responsibility is placed on the associate to deal better with ambiguity rather than Mars taking responsibility and fixing the underlying business issues.

    Advice to Management

    360 reviews are a MUST. Truly listen to your associates and root out the terrible managers (there are many). Managers have NO CLUE what their direct supervisees do on a daily basis. It’s bizarre and discouraging. Our team would honestly function better without the input of our managers. This is a threat to the business that so many associates do not trust their managers. People quit managers, not jobs. Wake up!


  9. "Anonymous At the GIC"

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    Former Employee - Legal in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Legal in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent workplace environment, beautiful building, workspaces, amenities such as working from home, free beverages & candy, a candy store, cafeteria, fitness center with free trainer and showers. Friendships are lasting and the people and talent are amazing and a joy to work with!

    Cons

    I strongly echo a reviewer's comment that the "company is hemorrhaging talent because they are so slow to reward high achievers. It’s one of the most discouraging environments I’ve ever been in because you’re constantly asked to prove yourself over and over yet you get nowhere."

    Advice to Management

    Value your talent and reward them. Like yourselves, they work to better their lot and scale the corporate ladder. If you truly care about developing and keeping talent, you would help position them for success. Although I love my job with a passion, the writing on the wall was plain enough for me to realize my future lay elsewhere.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great job, just not for me"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flowery Branch, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flowery Branch, GA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free gum; benefits are good

    Cons

    They seem to change job descriptions very frequently. What you agreed to do when you accepted the role wasn't good enough


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