Mars Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 14, 2021

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  • "A supportive culture with great people across the company(in 100 reviews)

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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, more than 10 years

      Terrific Company with Amazing Benefits

      Aug 16, 2019 - Training and Support Specialist in Cleveland, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great starting paid time off amount, great health insurance, above average compensation and employee profit sharing. Also higher than normal 401k match.

      Cons

      Rotating shifts can upset work/life balance.

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      15 people found this review helpful
    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Not much to gain

      Jan 9, 2020 - Pet Caretaker in Nashville, TN
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      -Gain more hands-on experience with pet behavior and some medicine/technology and food sciences/research. -General area of the facilities is nice and secluded. -Work with animals every day. -Maternity/Paternity leave. -Ability to job shadow other areas and departments. -Accrue vacation days after being with the company for 5 years. -Can rollover 40 hours of vacation into the following year. -Some of the people you work with become great friends. -You have the immediate option to adopt a pet once it's placed on the re-homing list. -Good 401k and benefits.

      Cons

      -Very poor management. -Opinions do not matter. -Voices are not heard. -Communication is non-existent. -Very uncomfortable/non-ideal working conditions. -Mentally exhausting. -Extremely stressful at times. -No work-life balance. -Must work holidays and management does not shorten the work day on holidays. -With rotating schedules, it means for 3-4 years in a row some caretakers will be working 7-8 major holidays each year. -Line management does not listen to you nor help you with your problems in the workplace. They do not care. -Numbers being met are more important to management than well-being. -They definitely play favorites. -Yearly bonuses are not good. -Always a hiring freeze or budget freeze. -No transparency at all. -No room for growth, which then turns into a dead-end job.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Manufacturing Job

      Jun 29, 2020 - Team Member in Hackettstown, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay, break schedule, coworkers, benefits

      Cons

      work/life balance, upper management, accountability

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great People

      Jan 7, 2020 - Finance Director in Franklin, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people , candid conversations, high performance culture

      Cons

      Work/life balance can be good but you are always on

      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great people, Unlikable work

      Sep 23, 2019 - Packaging Operator in Sparks, NV
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Benefits, people, wages. Management team good with employees.

      Cons

      Excessive Cleaning, old,tired broken frequently machines, some dangerous situations from cleaning days. Work life balance not given

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Company

      Nov 4, 2019 - Security Operations Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company to work for.

      Cons

      Work life balance isnt great

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great company but work life balance is difficult.

      Sep 1, 2019 - Maintenance Lead 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Potential to make big money. Great benefits, awesome associates.

      Cons

      No work life balance, micro management.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      When you don't have a life, this is the best job for you.

      Jun 24, 2019 - Team Member 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, paid vacations and sick leave, 401k match

      Cons

      5 principle does not exist at all. There is no work/life balance and HR people are inconsiderate about your well being. If stress is your fuel to do your job, then go ahead and work for this company and risk your health. A billion dollar company but they can't keep a regular schedule for you.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      High Burnout and High Stress Environment

      Jan 25, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, access to training and development, and a good chance to learn about the CPG industry. You can learn a lot if you are self-motivated in a very short time. It’s a good 2-3 years kind of environment. There are a handful of great inspirational leaders who can help mentor you.

      Cons

      It is really disappointing to see how the organization approaches talent and career management. Unfortunately, good talent leaves because 1) decision criteria and role requirements are not consistent, 2) your potential is determined more by who you know and not by your results or your how (no matter how much feedback or proactive development you seek out) which creates a very inauthentic environment, and 3) leadership and human resources do not practice transparency so folks are constantly left questioning their self-worth and where they stand. Mars claims to be a ‘people passionate’ and culture driven organization, yet they do not put these values into practice. What is really sad is that the human resources’ function plays a big role in what happens and as they also operate in the same way as describe above, there is no accountability. It’s the part of the culture that is not spoken about. In addition, many people experience burn out. Work-life balance is extremely hard to achieve, and you will have to put in a ton of extra hours before or after you take some time off to make up for it. Since you need to work really hard to be able to be out of the office for a few days, taking a vacation actually becomes stressful.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Intern

      Great Experience

      Oct 30, 2018 - Anonymous Intern 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great management style, know exactly what's expected of you, opportunity for full time offer.

      Cons

      Claim to have great work life balance but that doesn't really apply to interns. Was there 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday-Friday. But all of the associates I worked with were able to work from home a couple of days a week.

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