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Mars Reviews

Updated 23 January 2018
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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Management in Basingstoke, England
    Current Employee - Account Management in Basingstoke, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mars full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great people!
    - Good chance of progression
    - Good benefits package
    - Engaged and approachable management

    Cons

    None what so ever - very happy!


  2. "Cool"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fun place to work at.

    Cons

    N/A good for limited time not a long term thing


  3. "Lead production operator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Production Operator in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Lead Production Operator in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Mars full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wage. Some people are good

    Cons

    No development, discrimination
    No credits
    No respect

    Advice to Management

    Too many unexperienced managers with high rotation


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  5. "Finance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pension scheme and management pay

    Cons

    Too much pressure on non management. No support and if any issues no support from Line manager or personnel

    Advice to Management

    Bring everything back from Poznań, Cost saving exercise to save money. mars values have been destroyed


  6. "Do not waste time apply for them role unless you are an engineer"

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    Former Employee - Lead Production Operator in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Lead Production Operator in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mars part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No much to do, just walking around unless machines has problem

    Cons

    Boring and repetitive things all days

    Advice to Management

    You need to be truth to new starter. The reality is that no one at Mars has food or confectionery background. 99% of us are fully qualified engineer. I'm sure many candidates coming here for interview they have been disappointed by how much mechanical backround you need to have to work with us rather then production skills.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Endless reorganisation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really collaborative culture, some good perks - good reputation means it's good on your CV. Good working hours, little expectation of extra hours in the office etc

    Cons

    Only extroverts can get on, in fact only certain personality types in general are valued. Reorgs are constant on whim of senior leaders - often with no say in what job you're given - also your external experience is considered valueless once you walk in the door

    Advice to Management

    Need to get past the idea that Mars is a really special case. It isn't and that way of thinking is hurting you


  8. Helpful (4)

    "The absolute worst company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Quality and Food Safety in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Quality and Food Safety in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is nothing positive about mars, this is not the right company for you! Stay away as there are many other companies in Slough

    Cons

    Be warned. Mars has a very peculiar culture that allows management to bully their staff. You are expected to work overtime without any additional pay. Projects are never finished as priorities are changed on a daily basis. You will then get the blame in your annual review.

    Only those that are friends with the management team get promoted. Young people do not stay in that company, most leave within 2 years or so.

    I would never recommend this company and urge anyone to stay away. It’s simply to worth the stress. You will be undervalued, over worked and pressured. I’ve seen grown adult men cry due to the overloaded pressures of the job. The smart ones leave and this is my intention.

    Advice to Management

    Change the company culture ASAP as young people will not stick around for such a dead end job.


  9. "Production Packer"

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    Current Employee - Production Operator in Wolverton, Buckinghamshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Wolverton, Buckinghamshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mars full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    a good place to work

    Cons

    shift work required to work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "process operator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Operator in Leicester, England
    Former Employee - Process Operator in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    people healthcare ONLY FIND 2

    Cons

    bullying, age discrimination, no direction

    Advice to Management

    Follow the proper Mars teachings and principles, and support ALL workers


  11. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in King's Lynn, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in King's Lynn, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company culture
    Bonus and other benefits

    Cons

    I have nothing to say about cons. Overall it is a great company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    None


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