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Mars Reviews

Updated April 20, 2018
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Mars Office of the President Grant F. Reid
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  • Work/Life Balance can be a challenge at times (in 52 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. Helpful (3)

    "So very proudly mars!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the job. Such a fun, uplifting, positive environment. Perks are great, benefits are top notch, and the support from upper management is unbelievable. It really makes a difference working for a family run, principle based company.

    Cons

    Still working with ineffective retail partners and their software. That holds us back significantly. Those individuals also hold key positions within the organization which also hinders success.

    Advice to Management

    Ditch Advantage. Listen to your associates.

    Mars Response

    Feb 19, 2018 – Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for the review! It is great to be able to point to our Five Principles when making decisions across the business. The support that we receive from our leaders across all our segments is a... More


  2. "Process operator"

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    Former Employee - Process Operator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Process Operator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great benefits, great pay

    Cons

    Promotions are not as simple as implied

    Advice to Management

    Promote and give raises to those that work hard and deserve it

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Best Company I've Worked For"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator/Specialist in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Coordinator/Specialist in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people! Great culture. Fair salary and benefits. Work-life balance - if you chose to make it a priority. Opportunities to volunteer in the community while getting paid. Ample development opportunities. Clear, written objectives, which are agreed to each year by associates and their line managers. Sustainability is a priority. Opportunities to make cross-functional and international moves within the company.

    Cons

    As happens everywhere, there are some less than exceptional line managers that make the job difficult for direct reports. When interviewing, be sure to assess the hiring manager just like he/she will be assessing you.


  4. "Be aware"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, starting salary and work life balance. Great company to work on your development opportunities.

    Cons

    It can be very challenging in moving up within this organization. There is a lack of diversity within all segments and channels within the organization. It is very political in moving up and the organization favors nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on hiring and retaining diversity within the organization. Need to move with speed regarding innovation and changes within the consumers base. Do not be afraid of taking risk and trust your sales force to grow distribution compare to the broker.


  5. "Amazing Company"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Associates are heard and valued at all levels. Management is incredible.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons for Mars. It was the best position I have ever held.


  6. "Associate Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    good benefits ; work life balance; great company culture and values

    Cons

    overwhelming business travels; frequent re-org and upper management changes


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Customer Supply Chain Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Customer Supply Chain Manager in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, a lot of fun. Awesome benefits. Great at leadership development

    Cons

    A lot of politics and leadership is poor. Slow to make decisions.

    Wearing multiple hats. Can't do your job effectively if you're doing several jobs at once. A lot of head scratching when mediocre people get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to pay to keep talent. Promote the true talent and not the political players.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay structure. Lots of OT to go around.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is not the greatest when you get to higher level of responsibility. “Site before self” is a common terminology used.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to give at this time.


  9. "awesome"

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

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    love being apart of an organization that worked to better the community

    Cons

    I have nothing to say

    Advice to Management

    I


  10. "Sr Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Very Good Work life balance

    Cons

    No room for growth in Chicago


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