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Mars Reviews

Updated December 9, 2018
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  • "There is probably more the company can do to improve work/life balance" (in 69 reviews)

  • "Maybe speed of decision- making - I wish we were a bit faster and agile" (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Terrific Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Tons of emphasis on training, lots of opportunity for career progression, highly engaged workforce, great benefits

    Cons

    Even though you are exposed to vast amounts of training, they seem reluctant to offer promotions to demonstrated leaders.


  2. "Finance"

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

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Generous pay, career advancement and development, great company

    Cons

    Pros out-weigh any of the cons

    Mars Response

    Nov 1, 2018

    Hi. Thanks for your review and feedback. It’s great to see that you highlight career advancement and development as particular positives of your time here. We wish you continued success and all the... More

  3. "Sr. Brand Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mc Lean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mc Lean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with a lot of growth opportunities
    Wonderful Benefits

    Cons

    Need better line manager training
    Don't fire under performers


  4. "Great work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Hackettstown, NJ
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Hackettstown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    invested in their employees.

    Cons

    pay was below market which made it hard to not look elsewhere.


  5. "Sanitation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Benefits , pay , difference your making in the pet food industry

    Cons

    Management plays favorites and only promotes the least qualified for lead positions


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Former Petcare Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are so many pro's to working for the Petcare Division. The Mars 5 Principles truly guide the business as well as their mission for A Better World for Pets. The benefits are great with an excellent 401k, paid time off for vacation along with separate paid time off for sick leave, and holidays are paid. Even though I was hourly, the pay was above average for the industry. The company supports its employees with personal development and strives to help you grow into your next role. This was surprising to me as previous companies I worked for it was almost taboo to talk about what you would like your next role to be. The work environment is very inclusive and dress is business casual. If you work in the corporate headquarters, you even have the option to bring your dog to work with you. Benefits start on first day and the on-boarding process really gives you an in-depth look at the company and its values. They are very big on culture fit so strive to ensure that they hire people who can embody the 5 principles.

    Cons

    My second role in the company is where I unfortunately learned the con's of the company. My manager did not hold true to the 5 principles and unfortunately, played favorites. It is hard to succeed in a role when you are never praised for your work but told daily how you have failed. In the end, it all depends on how your department is perceived rather than keeping good talent around. It really saddened me to see that there was no consistency in good management. Additionally, mental health is not truly a concern for them despite what they would have you believe otherwise. It is ignored completely. Depression is perceived as someone "not engaged" and every associate (that I knew) who took FML leave for mental health reasons did not have a job when he or she came back to work.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be for P&O and managers to really do some self-reflection and listen to what an associate is trying to impart. Perception is relied on way too much instead of actually engaging in conversation and providing needed resources. Also, please recognize that mental health is just as important as physical health. FML leave should not be used as a stepping stone to remove someone from their job.


  7. "Overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere, internal support, associates feel valued and cared about.

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth opportunities at certain units.

  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Good management, good invironment
    Helpful staff

    Cons

    Bad in managing hours and setting breaks


  9. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in West Chester, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Pension
    Health Care
    Generous vacation time

    Cons

    Lack of leadership
    Lack of career growth


  10. "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Pros

    systematic training program for beginners
    friendly co-workers
    managers with rich experience

    Cons

    fast pace working environment
    need more effort on e-commercial side other than traditional marketing channel