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Mars Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  • It's a great working environment but the work life balance can be a challenge (in 48 reviews)

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

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  1. "R&D Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very family feel with challenging and interesting projects

    Cons

    Everyone you know asks you for free chocolate


  2. "Customer Logistics Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere with lots of young people

    Cons

    Hard upward mobility, not very challenging

    Advice to Management

    keep paying attention to the little guys!

  3. "Learn a lot but tough environment"

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

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Pros

    As large corporation, learning opportunity is great. Really good peers, salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Transitioning to new opportunities is difficult and organization has recently focused on consolidation.


  4. "Customer Experience Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great co workers, opportunity to move up

    Cons

    Management is all over the place


  5. "Great company overall"

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    Former Employee - Sales Analyst
    Former Employee - Sales Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work from home option

    Cons

    Limited mobility unless you move to east coast


  6. "Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Team Member in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great company to work with.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about company.


  7. "Mars and its Martians"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Mount Olive, NJ
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Mount Olive, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Mars is the candy. It's fresh and sometimes we get to sample the new product before the general public. There are Flavia Machines with the latest teas, coffees and hot chocolate readily available. The Five Principles of Mars (Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency, Freedom) are often discussed often and the management really believes in them. The healthcare and benefits are really good.

    Cons

    The company is global so that means working off hours sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the lines of communication open.

  8. "Site Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Site Engineer in Albany, GA
    Current Employee - Site Engineer in Albany, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, generally good opportunities for advancement IF you're willing to move around the country or the world.

    Cons

    It's a good-ole-boys club. Advancement is exclusively about who you know, not so much about what you know.


  9. "Best Kept Secret Needs to Come Out"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flat organization allowing for big jobs to do
    Entrepreneurial environment, privately held by the family who is very active and engaged in the business.
    Principled practices in the manufacturing plants and in our offices making a great product or service to our consumer.

    Cons

    The rate and magnitude of change is often hard to cope with when one is already doing a big job.

    Advice to Management

    Set a threshold of the amount of change the business can handle


  10. "Sr leaders pat themselves on the back, while associates struggle"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has good benefits and competitive pay. Good established principles (not always followed now)

    Cons

    Used to be principled. Sr. Managers now blind to mid manager deficiencies. People join companies, leave managers. Watch for many leaving in the near future. Sr. Leaders are disconnected to the associate base. That used to be a strength - now a huge weakness. Only listening to news they want to hear. Very sad.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to, and develop, leadership competencies. You know who your poor leaders area - manage it - they destroy too many good associates while you wait. Make a decision on location. Open roles are stressing people out!


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