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Mars President and CEO Paul S. Michaels
Paul S. Michaels
133 Ratings
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    Positive experience of the management development scheme

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Development Program in Melton, England
    Former Employee - Management Development Program in Melton, England

    I worked at Mars full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Strong and clear set of company values.
    Excellent all-encompassing benefits package.
    Good work-life balance.
    Great focus on personal development.
    Competitive salary.

    Cons

    Often seems to be an over-focus on making sure everybody gets their say, at the expense of impetus. Often progress feels very slow. Antiquated IT systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you value real technical expertise. It shouldn't be that way a person can progress be through moving further and further up the management chain. This structure vastly undervalues the benefits technical experts can bring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Mars Interviews

Updated 18 Oct 2014
Updated 18 Oct 2014

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    Production Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leeds, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leeds, England
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Mars.

    Interview Details

    Complex and lengthy process from initial application to job starting.(Approx 5 months).3 interviewers firing questions at you seems rather intimidating compared to other companies.Seemed to try to catch you out rather than dwell on your positives and learn what you are capable of.Does it matter that you're not a member of goodness knows how many 'clubs' outside work?The 'process' now seems to be a little less 'fraught' with fewer hoops to jump through but then on some occasions they employ people who are of no worth from day1 so the process(as requested by us)needs to be reviewed.

    Interview Questions
    • How could you personally contribute to saving money for the company?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Very little to negotiate!No reflection on experience v starting salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

Mars Awards and Accolades

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Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2012
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Additional Info

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Website www.mars.com
Headquarters Mc Lean, VA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1995
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue £5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year

Mars knows chocolate sales are nothing to snicker at. It makes such worldwide favorites as M&M's, Snickers, and the Mars bar. Other confections include 3 Musketeers, Dove, Milky Way, Skittles, and Twix. Its products portfolio also boasts Seeds of Change organic food, the Klix and Flavia beverage systems, Combos and Kudos snacks, Uncle Ben's rice, and pet food made under the Pedigree, Sheba, and Whiskas names. Mars owns the world's largest chewing gum maker Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, as well. The Mars family -- including siblings and chairman John Franklyn Mars, VP Jacqueline... More

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