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Mars Reviews

Updated 20 April 2018
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Mars Office of the President Grant F. Reid
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  • Work/Life Balance can be a challenge at times (in 52 reviews)

  • Lots of people need to way into decision making which makes it tough to get things done in a timely manner (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They are fuly supportive and encourage development.

    Cons

    None at present to report.

    Advice to Management

    Continue as you were.


  2. "A good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Live by the principals they talk about - they actually do follow them
    Good people work here
    Competitive salary
    Personal development a big focus
    Allow movement within various areas, you don't have to be a specialist and can apply for roles outside of your comfort zone

    Cons

    People get away with poor quality work or not working very hard, very little consequences if something goes wrong, or doesn't work or someone does lots of things wrong
    Within IT they don't have specialist doing jobs that require specialists, so it isn't always done the right way

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to people not doing a good job, everyone else has to carry them

  3. "Excellent place to start out"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    great emphasis on development, freedom, and drive for results. Can move into different roles in different departments to broaden your experience.

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions & limited growth.

    Advice to Management

    .


  4. "Work ethic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work culture and career enhancement

    Cons

    In cooperative staff not willing to help new joiners


  5. "Cool"

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    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


  6. "lead production operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    wages, some good people on the lines.

    Cons

    need to employ people that work in the food industry, the new roles are looking for engineers to become operators on the line, training ?

    Advice to Management

    review your selection process for the above role & job description / title .


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nice Company, very poor management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Some really lovely people and genuinely seem to follow family values.

    Cons

    Feels institutional, senior management very blinkered with little or no outside experience and often do not follow the values the rest of the company does.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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


  9. "Great place to work!"

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    • 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!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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