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Mars Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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  • shift work is hard on work life balance (in 49 reviews)

  • Decision making can be very slow and painful (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Country Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Country Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Country Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family Life, Values and People First

    Cons

    Slow upward movement, over evaluations

    Advice to Management

    Listen More


  2. "Mars review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Socially conscious; values; pets in the office

    Cons

    I prefer to decline comments here

    Advice to Management

    Don't make engagement an annual objective. People will work to their objectives and this skews the results.

  3. "Slow Company"

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

    I have been working at Mars full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Moderate pay, large employment base/opportunities, great brands, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Slow career progression, constant ambiguity in leadership


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for when you have a great boss"

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

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

    Pros

    Mars has a open work environment where collaboration is expected. They are always looking to expand your skills and provides new opportunities within the company.

    Cons

    Some managers do not have proper leadership criteria and without proper means of a subordinate letting higher management knows, it is difficult to get away from those managers

    Advice to Management

    allow 360 performance review for all managers where feedback will not come back to bite the employee submitting the review


  5. "Mars"

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    • Senior Management
    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. There are samples and it's fresh. The healthcare plan is by far much better than expected.

    Cons

    The company is global so working off hours is a must sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the lines of communication open.


  6. "Nights"

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

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

    Pros

    + Don't have to deal with customers for long
    + Hours are plentiful if you're a hard worker
    + Free M&Ms!
    + My manager and supervisors are the best

    Cons

    First month or so will need adjustments to your sleeping schedule... and life

    Career oppurtunities are somewhat limited and depends if you meet certain requirements regarding points. Also if they like you.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the point system!


  7. "Solid Employer"

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

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

    Pros

    Continuous development opportunities, benefits, diversity in business divisions

    Cons

    Changes in leadership can be frequent

  8. "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


  9. "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!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Project leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive starting pay, with a lot of broken promises for career opportunities

    Cons

    All management roles are temporary. If there’s no where to move to you get bumped down with pay cuts. Very limited opportunities to grow

    Advice to Management

    Make opportunities for those that are assests to the Corp. will continue to loose good associates


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