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Mars Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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Mars Office of the President Grant F. Reid
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  • It's a great working environment but the work life balance can be a challenge (in 44 reviews)

  • Open office environment may not be good fit for everyone (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "HR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding values and principles, great associates to work with, fast paced and energizing environment

    Cons

    Less structure and process - sometimes hard to know how to get infromation


  2. "Was "Edged" out"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Company benefits are among the best I've seen.

    Cons

    Lack of connection between leadership and their areas.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach, follow through on initiatives before leaping ahead into the next wave.


  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Hackettstown, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Hackettstown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Genuinely care about their employees.

    Cons

    None at the present time.


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  5. "The culture is not for everyone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good, the brands are recognizable and strong.

    Cons

    The culture is not for everyone. When you work there, you drink the kool-aid and buy in to the concept of 'family' and the 5 Principles. Mars likes young people, so if you want a promotion do your best to look young..

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the people that bled for the success of your company....they matter too!


  6. "Marketing Director"

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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

    Mars is all about the brands. It's a really fun environment that comes alive in the brands people love

    Cons

    Mars culture is build on knowing how to navigate the organization. People are rewarded for managing ambiguity vs installing process. Good or bad depending on your personality


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn. By having low overheads, you get the opportunity to learn a lot of different roles both tactically and strategically.

    You will get the tools that you need to be successful in your career.

    Cons

    Conflicted view of diversity and Inclusion. African-American women are overlooked and rarely seen. Indians are amongst the rank & file of IS, but never in a position of leadership. Don't hire for tokenism -- but look in different spaces for different types of backgrounds and styles of leadership.

    Unfortunately some of the tools you acquire to become successful, you'll get the greatest utility at your next company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being an incubator for great talent that you willingly hand to the next company.
    Find ways to keep the skills you grow for tomorrow.


  8. "MARS Chocolate as good as it gets"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family owned and principle based! Everything about Mars has been positive. They genuinely care about the people. The quality of our confectionary products are second to none.

    Cons

    The are no cons. There are no cons. There are no cons. There are no cons. There are no cons. There's my 20 word minimum.

    Advice to Management

    There are no cons in my book.


  9. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burr Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burr Ridge, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Super health benefits 10 percent pay bonus for being on time the company allow you to have ownership of your job.

    Cons

    Nothing down about the company

    Advice to Management

    Management is the Dream Team 5 Principles of Mars


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Very Tough Job"

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    Current Employee - TSR TSM
    Current Employee - TSR TSM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation, 401k and Pension, Insurance is OK.

    Cons

    Long Hours, Way Too Much Administrative work for field employees. Poor Management at the RMM level, Too many head games and very poor training. You have too ask very specific questions and rarely get an answer that makes sense. Be part of the Pep squad and a yes person or get a target on your back. Did I say field managers are terrible.. well versed on not putting anything in writing. Way too many chiefs and not enough indians. EVERYTHING based off a stupid scorecard. Learn how to manipulate a scorecard to be a super star! TSRs are asked to do everything while Account Managers do very little. Poor Communication. Poor IT platform. Very streneous and stressful work. Very little respect at store level. The PLAN is broken.

    Advice to Management

    Get mangers that have been in the field before and know what it takes to be successful in the field. Get away from the brokerage IT platforms.Stop being penny pinchers!


  11. "Sales Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. The Mars family and associates all follow their principles to manager their successful business.

    Cons

    More upper management transparency makes associates feel more valuable and needed.



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