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Mars Reviews

Updated July 17, 2018
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  1. "Mars Review"

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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

    This is a great company of great culture! Great flexibility - they allow you to work from home one day per week. Great for people with family.

    Cons

    Everything is really slow at Mars.


  2. "Nightshift sheeting operator"

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    Current Employee - Sheeting Operator in Gainesville, GA
    Current Employee - Sheeting Operator in Gainesville, GA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Awesome work environment

    Cons

    If you don't feed into drama then you wont be acknowledged by coworkers

  3. "LMS Administrator"

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    Former Employee - LMS Administrator in Mount Olive, NJ
    Former Employee - LMS Administrator in Mount Olive, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Candy! Sometimes We get to sample the product prior to production.
    We get to work with a group of peers that work towards a common goal.
    The leadership team and the associates all truly believes in the mission statement.
    Mars Inc is a great company and someday I'd like to work there again.

    Cons

    Candy! If you have no willpower then having candy every day at your disposal will be a detriment to your waistline.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the lines of communication open.


  4. "Territory Sales Manager"

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

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits are first class

    Cons

    Admin Load, Work/Life Balance an issue depending on who you work for.


  5. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Large company, company merchandise and swag.

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals, very aggressive management.


  6. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Family owned company with vast opportunities. Each role gives you tremendous responsibility, allowing you to learn and grow. While a large company, the culture is welcoming and supportive.

    Cons

    Going through some changes as the company brings two candy businesses together, but management has done a great job at keeping employees informed.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunities to develop your career based on Mutuality."

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company, provides significant opportunities to learn and grow. Changes line managers frequently (you will have a new boss every few years, this a good thing), merit is based on what you do and how you do it. Freedom to develop and implement systems in a team environment. Challenging and rewarding work. You create a career development plan based on your requirements, management does well to facilitate opportunities to achieve your goals and the company goals. Expect open and honest feedback, both good and bad, listening well and being customer centric is essential. Flexible working hours and working remotely helps to manage work-life balance.

    Cons

    Very large, complex, and dynamic structure under constant people and systems change. You have to quickly (and often) evaluate and understand what’s expected of you in your role and able to communicate well with many different teammates and management, Ambiguity and standing alone are common; you are expected to learn, propose, and deliver structured training in new areas to support yourself and your teams. If you don’t adapt well and constantly realign your career goals with your manager and team, you will probably struggle. Workload is often unequally distributed throughout a team; some associates struggle, while others coast...both for long periods of time without correction.

    Advice to Management

    Continue leadership and fostering a culture of mutuality between experienced and newer associates. When both are learning and growing from each other systemically, the team works better together. Support ideation, making sure opinions are heard, and implementation of new ideas and processes as part of team engagement. Use customer feedback to fix processes not working well yet. Spend time in engagement team meetings to discuss roles and responsibilities and expectations, within the team. Spend time to communicate stakeholder expectations, to the team, and allow the team to leverage each member’s strengths to deliver.

  8. "Great company, amazing culture - but prepare to work hard!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    By far one of the greatest sources of learning and development both personally and professionally, and grateful for the experience. An amazing culture of teamwork and personal learning. Abundant resources for career development and training. Plus the company is private, which means you are in charge of your financial destiny. Great benefits, amazing workspaces, connection to manufacturing teams and facilities. People management and development is a top priority. I could say more, and that's a good thing!

    Cons

    Some smaller segments seem to be used for leadership grooming, with presidents and senior executives rotating into and out of the business every 2-3 years. This can be disruptive to establishing strong brands and/or setting a long term vision. Managing people is viewed as a privilege for the most highly qualified, and as such it can be difficult to gain this valuable career experience (though you can't fault the company for being selective). If you want to have a long-term career with the company, start with a larger segment or be prepared to relocate at some point because segment headquarter locations vary, and smaller segments don't have endless vertical opportunities. Just being realistic here.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps stabilizing leadership in the smaller segments where turnover is high could be a benefit to the business and the teams that support them. Never lose your focus on the people - this and the 5 principles continue to be the reason for why Mars is a great place to work.


  9. "R&D Process Development Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Employee focused, passion driven, and honest coworkers

    Cons

    Very large and tends to be slow moving


  10. "A Great 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 full-time

    Pros

    We make candy
    Great people
    Good products
    Making a difference
    Sustainable practices
    Sample candy on site
    Good benefits
    Manager is flexible

    Cons

    Lay offs
    Organization change
    Management leaving
    Staffing changes
    Everything else is good

    Advice to Management

    Connect with your associates


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