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Mars Reviews

Updated 16 Jan 2020

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3.4
63%
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57%
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Mars Office of the President Grant F. Reid
Grant F. Reid
47 Ratings
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  1. Featured Review
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    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth internally, especially if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Large merger resulted in many positions being eliminated.

    Mars2019-09-11
  2. "Great environment to work in"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

    I have been working at Mars full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Strong culture of openness with a focus on continuous improvement

    Cons

    Open office can be noisy

    Mars2019-11-17
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Apprentice Engineer in Melton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Really good place to work, allows you to find where you fit in in regards to your function eg, PLC programming or wiring. So you can get given projects of implementing new kit even after being there only for a short period of time!

    Cons

    Sometimes can be stressful as you get too many jobs from different people and they all want you to do it now, even when your apprentice and trying to learn at the same times things take a little longer than if a full time technician would of done it.

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    Mars2019-11-16
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Under staffed Under paid"

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    Current Employee - Production Operator in Birstall, Yorkshire and the Humber, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Hours and days off. None

    Cons

    Working for mars is a massive downside. People overlooked for promotion. Mars policies not followed my management. Always short staffed. New starters come and leave. Never stop more than a week. Them and us mentality between office and factory. The new “landslide” pay rise system is wrong. You can work your backside off all year for a exceeds pay rise but due to the “landslide” payment system you only get a meets pay rise. It looks to many of the factory staff that the place is going to be an R&D Hub

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    Mars2019-12-11
  5. Helpful (78)

    "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 less 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

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    Mars2019-01-08
  6. "Great place to work , boom"

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    Former Employee - CSM in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    verty good work conditions , great coffee

    Cons

    long hours , little recognition , poor managment style

    Mars2019-10-03
  7. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mars full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellence culture which can help people grow

    Cons

    Slow to change when things need to happen it can be

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    Mars2019-09-07
  8. "great business solid base learning, bit slow to progress"

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    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Melton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great training, financially stable and well run business

    Cons

    really slow to progress people, time in role not up with modern standards

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    Mars2019-09-05
  9. "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Melton Mowbray, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits Good work life balance

    Cons

    Salary and expectation of some jobs unreasonable

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    Mars2019-08-08
  10. "If you are young do not work here !"

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    Current Employee - Planner in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice culture and Flexible working environment. Very relaxed and no real structure or processes.

    Cons

    If you are young and ambitious stay away! Probably the worst software and systems I have come across in planning and there are no clear processes in place for many things. You are often training on the job without formal training and no one has time for you. Environment is very relaxed and super boring - your ambition will die.

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    Mars2019-08-15
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