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Mars CEO Grant F. Reid
Grant F. Reid
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  • "There is probably more the company can do to improve work/life balance(in 71 reviews)

  • "Legacy Wrigley) When the two companies combined, things just haven't been the same(in 41 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Brands and a culture that are pretty unique - and free chocolate!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars part-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Collaborative culture 5 Principles, which are lived day in day out Brands Focus on personal development Benefits including pension, on-site gym, free chocolate allowance, flexible working.

    Cons

    Big organisation so sometimes slow decision making Investment in systems and technology hasn't been a huge priority

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in people

    Mars2018-08-14

    Mars Response

    October 15, 2018

    Hi. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review of your current role with us. It’s really pleasing to see that you highlight a number of positives, including our collaborative culture and focus on personal development. We’ll ensure your points around systems and technology ...

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  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good support network once you have developed it. Left to run your own area with minimal interference.

    Cons

    Promotions for associates without having replacements in place to fill the void.

    Advice to Management

    Remember what has made the company great. The Five principles still work and associate engagement is key. Lots of skill and experience cannot be replaced overnight, investment in people is required to allow for continued growth, without the skills to run the equipment there will be no products. There must be a plan in place for associates to be replaced if they move into another job function/role. At the moment it is...

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    Mars2019-05-14
  3. Helpful (69)

    "Family owned, great corporate culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This company is still family owned and it shows. The culture is entirely different to most large shareholder run businesses that I’ve work for in the past. Management show a genuine interest as you as a person, and there’s a strong focus on career development. Excellent benefits (heath care, on-site gym, good pension scheme etc). You’re allowed the freedom to make your job your own without being micromanaged.

    Cons

    Being a large company, things take time to get done. We can sometimes suffer from analysis paralysis and legacy systems are in the process of being upgraded - but there’s a real appetite to change and become truly agile which is exciting

    Advice to Management

    Mostly keep doing what you’re doing. Mars is a great company to work for. Stick to the 5 principles, make sure that you’re not interpreting them to suit you’re own agenda.

    Mars2019-01-08
  4. "Negative culture"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Mars full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    New office decor Still some Associates with good business memory

    Cons

    Aggressive, negative culture No longer living the previously strong principles Too many strategies - muddled and confusing directions

    Mars2019-05-24
  5. "A lie will keep growing"

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    Current Employee - Production Operator in King's Lynn, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Not many, lots of overtime available as a rule. Large private company so possibly safer than most other jobs with redundancy etc

    Cons

    Inept management. Us and them culture with factory and office staff. Factory staff being the peasants. Factory too hot most of time. Absolutely unbearable in summertime. Office is environmentally controlled. One of many double standards. Benefits being cut and reduced year on year. Bullying culture covered with lies. People have been threatened physically and the incidents buried and ignored. Can think of 3 people off...

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    Advice to Management

    Pointless to give advice as they hate people who they know are smarter than themselves. Truly now a big bubble of the dishonest and deceitful running the show. Regional and global management visit occasionally then everyone is your friend. They might do a townhall meeting and give some uninspiring speeches with soundbites and insincere thanks. I suggest draining the swamp, get back to basics, treat people as people and...

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    Mars2019-05-21
  6. Helpful (1)

    "A company that puts people first"

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    Current Employee - Production Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    - Looks after employees and prioritizes their health, well being and work life balance. - Strong development culture - A lot of responsibility and freedom to shape your role

    Cons

    - A lot of politics behind career progression - Lacks structure in processes and operations

    Mars2019-04-03
  7. "Unique Culture, Great Brands and a Changing Perception"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The culture is so unique, associates are encouraged to be flexible; as long as the work is done, and Mar's best interests are at heart. You can make mistakes, as long as you learn from them. There;s such great brands at Mars, and we get to try them!

    Cons

    Sometimes slow to implement change

    Advice to Management

    Try to escalate the digital change sooner, Mars has sometimes been slow to implement change, but this is a real opportunity to pull ahead.

    Mars2019-02-21
  8. "Watch out but good overall"

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    Current Employee - S&F in Melton Mowbray, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Good company with quite flexible working and emphasis on 5 principles. Lots of good people around

    Cons

    Work life balance is not maintained, lots of focus on cost saving therefore less people to do the job. Managers are being appointed from other countries, the process of MDR is not followed.

    Advice to Management

    Please support mangers from the leadership team with regards to the people process (MDR, MCR) as at the minute it is pleasing some people to keep the job

    Mars2019-02-21
  9. "One of the best"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Basingstoke, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, strong leadership, nice perks

    Cons

    Lots of competition for advancement

    Mars2019-01-12
  10. "Great overall company"

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    Current Employee - Character Artist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The company offers a generous salary 10.20 p/h plus the chance for monthly bonus based on sales plan, great for students and people looking for part time job that pays well, also great for full time workers to earn a descent salary in retail.

    Cons

    Shifts are quite long

    Advice to Management

    Treat all associates fairly

    Mars2018-12-28
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