- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
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.
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.RecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through other source. The process took 5+ months – interviewed 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
Negotiation DetailsVery little to negotiate!No reflection on experience v starting salary.Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
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