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Mars Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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  • It's a great working environment but the work life balance can be a challenge (in 47 reviews)

  • Open office environment (no privacy) in cramped space (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "HR Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Federalsburg, MD
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Federalsburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Family/Work Balance, Employee Rewards, Non-micro managed leadership team.

    Cons

    Processes are very manual and not lean.


  2. "Best company I ever worked for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Servicer for the Mixing Room in Fort Smith, AR
    Former Employee - Servicer for the Mixing Room in Fort Smith, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of days off and vacation time, the best benefits I have ever seen, great communication, passionate and loving company.

    Cons

    12 hours shifts are a little rough in a factory.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue what your doing, and soaring to new heights!

  3. "Has been great employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Division in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Division in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Pros

    employees focus & development, training investments, values & principles, culture, doer culture although that is geting lost as the company grows

    Cons

    getting ran like a public company losing it's family culture with many rounds of re-structuring making it less & less attractive to invest into a career with the company

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose what made Mars so successful & keep employees engagement high . The compensation that used to be in te 75% percentile iis now in the average in the industry.


  4. "Amazing Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rogers, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rogers, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family owned company and the 4th/5th generation family members work very hard and earn what they receive. Amazingly, even at the size of the company it still feels like the company still has a soul.

    Cons

    Old processes and size-typical bureaucratic environments can slow progress. There are very little negative things for me to say and I spent several years working here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking care of employees like you do! Work to break down the silos (an ever-present task in a place of this size of course) and smooth out processes that are not really helping much and are slowing down potential gains a lot.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company but Challenging Time"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    I've worked at Mars/Wrigley for 17 years now. Over the years I've been given a ton of opportunity to grow, develop, and learn. I've worked with some of the nicest people and have had managers who genuinely care about me as a person. The compensation and benefits are great as well as work-life balance.

    Cons

    Recently Mars announced it was going to combine the Wrigley and Mars Chocolate segment into 1 segment. There's been a lot ambiguity in the process (9 months since the announcement we don't know what our new jobs will be or where the new location will be). In addition, they creating a new Global organization, there's a large power struggle between the global and local teams. With that decision making is extremely slow and I spend most of my time managing ego's instead of getting work done.

    Advice to Management

    Empower people to make decisions.


  6. "An extraordinary place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Arlington, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Arlington, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Development opportunities, fair treatment, really live by principles, listen to their people

    Cons

    some policies are quite old, like points for lateness, how about ensuring the responsibility to accomplish objectives is there at the right time? the office could use a revamp


  7. "Sr. Associate Brand Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Brand Manager in Mc Lean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Brand Manager in Mc Lean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly easy going culture, pay and benefits are OK.

    Cons

    Location is not great, too many associates have worked here for too long, and not used to change, pay could be better, lackluster senior leadership (at least internally) internal visible leadership needs work, and workload is too heavy which leaves associates not bringing their best work and ideals forward.

    Advice to Management

    Go above and beyond for your associates, focus on associates engagement and success will continue. Move close to a major city.

  8. "No work life balance"

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    Current Employee - General Relief Operator in Washington Court House, OH
    Current Employee - General Relief Operator in Washington Court House, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits that start right as soon as you are hired. Great maternity leave for mother and father .3 weeks vacation and a week of sick time from day one.

    Cons

    Work a lot of overtime, management could care less about the associates that work there, Anything that is said to hr rep in private is said in front of the entire management team. They target individuals to get rid of or hide things so others aren't reprimanded (sexual harassment, workplace harassment)


  9. "Brand Manager - Terrible Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Franklin, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    salary and relocation but that is about it

    Cons

    Terrible work place where they "talk alot" but don't act on it. Anyone can talk to any executive at anytime, sure... try to setup a meeting with one of these guys to get on the same page for projects does not happen. Try and work with a bunch of execs that aren't on the same page themselves, good luck. In fighting happens here all the time with a political climate that is down right unprofessional.

    Don't get sold on this place its a joke.

    Advice to Management

    the current ELT needs to go. the organization is top heavy with the president who like to see other execs fight?!?!?!?


  10. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Hackettstown, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales in Hackettstown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, great people, great brands

    Cons

    Regular reorganizations, need more innovation


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