Mars Employee Reviews about "decision making"

Updated Jan 21, 2021

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  • "Work life balance not easy to manage(in 89 reviews)

  • "Decision making is painfully slow(in 56 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee
      Featured Review

      A company that lives its values and values its people

      Nov 10, 2020 - Global Change Lead in Newark, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Five Principles Collaborative team environment Career development from within - focus on personal ability over "functional silos" Focus on Well-being, Inclusion & Diversity

      Cons

      Slow decision making (requires "aligning" a lot of people) Offices are often linked to factories and in rural areas 1+ hour from major cities

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Love Job

      Nov 22, 2020 - Activity Specialist in Newark, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible, Good Development, Great network, Great people, Private company

      Cons

      Technology lacking, Decision making, Distance from City,

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Nov 19, 2020 - Project Manager in Franklin, TN
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      Pros

      Great benefits and competitive salary

      Cons

      Political organization with slow decision making

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Committed to People, Pets & the Planet

      Jun 12, 2020 - User Experience in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Principled company with a strong focus on its people and customers. Family-owned. Encourages professional and personal development. Make impacts at scale.

      Cons

      Progress and decision making can be and feel slow. Legacy schools of thought and networks can be hard to break through for newcomers.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Brands and people

      Jun 27, 2020 - Senior Director, Planning Management in Hackettstown, NJ
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      Pros

      Values diversity and invests in people development

      Cons

      slow in decision making and still trying to figure out the balance between global and local

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Interviewing at Mars? Aim higher. You can probably do better.

      Dec 20, 2019 - Human Resources Manager in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      *Large business: Mars was founded over 100 years ago and has grown into one of the largest family-owned businesses in the world. For many Associates, this represents the opportunity to work with large brands and big budgets.

      Cons

      *Child Labor and other inconsistencies with The Five Principles I suggest you do a Google search for "Cocoa's child laborers - Washington Post" and familiarize yourself with the extent to which Mars has profited from child labor. Other facts that go against the Mars PR (see Mars.com for a taste of the Kool-Aid): "Diversity": the business is led by a 100% White, 100% European, male-dominated (only 1 woman) Mars Leadership Team. "Progressive culture": the concept of intersectionality is foreign at Mars; I have literally never heard that word uttered in my 9+ years at this organization. Other words that I have yet to hear ONCE: transgender, non-conforming, non-binary, queer; you get the point. Self-organized, budget-free Employee Resource Groups wil be the only space where you will hear any discussions on race and gender - if at all. Of course, without serious support from Leadership the impact of ERGs is negligible. --- *Cultish organizational culture Associates are force-fed "The Five Principles", "The Associate Concept" and other hollow concepts. You WILL learn them, you WILL repeat them and you WILL clap and smile when Sr. Leaders name drop them. Outside of newsletters and townhalls, you WILL NOT see them mentioned anywhere else (e.g. day to day conversations within your team, your performance review, critical decision-making conversations, etc.) so don't worry too much about them as they are not really used or understood, only referenced. --- *Favoritism Talent decisions are ridiculously biased and favor those that look and act like those that call the shots (see comment on Mars Leadership Team above). In other words, if you expect your hard work, talent and effort to be fairly recognized regardless of your internal network, relationshis with influential Sr. Leaders and ability to "fit in", STAY AWAY.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good Company, average management

      Jan 13, 2020 - Quality Management Specialist in Waco, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, good hours, the company really cares

      Cons

      some poor-performing people get promoted and are in higher, decision-making positions

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

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      Feb 4, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      the culture, people and brands

      Cons

      slow decision making, very process oriented, complex org design

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent work/life balance; great upward mobility; international opportunities for those interested

      Feb 25, 2014 - Category Manager in Bentonville, AR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Wrigley has been a wonderful company to work for. With above-average salaries, extreme flexibility, and many options for upward movement, I couldn't be happier. After being purchased by MARS a few years ago, the open office environment was introduced. Personally, I love being able to have a quick conversation between our entire team without the stipulation of offices, etc. The access to senior leaders is great as well! Casual chats with Directors, VPs, and Site Leaders is common practice. Company culture is spot on with heavy involvement in the community and a true dedication to associate happiness.

      Cons

      Technology and decision making is behind the times.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Company but Challenging Time

      Jun 9, 2017 - Senior Research Manager in Chicago, IL
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      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.

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