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Mars Reviews

Updated 17 November 2017
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Mars Office of the President Grant F. Reid
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  • shift work is hard on work life balance (in 49 reviews)

  • Decision making can be very slow and painful (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, diversity, good salary

    Cons

    ageing population , location, career progreassion


  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits, corporate culture, training and development, free chocolate

    Cons

    Consensus decision making process can result in slow and frustrating progress


  3. "Nice People and Culture but prepare to face into your flaws"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people to work with and good procedures

    Cons

    They break you down to build you up


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  5. "Great company. Very slow to"

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    Current Employee - Middle Management
    Current Employee - Middle Management
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is great but doesn't suit everyone
    Salaries are good
    Encourage high level autonomy

    Cons

    Very slow to implement changes
    Overwhelming amount of internal red tape
    Risk averse
    Bonuses


  6. "Good part time job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mars part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, long hours, hour lunch

    Cons

    Late shifts, management, constant upselling,


  7. "Process Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Pension, health care, uniform,

    Cons

    long shifts, unnecessary paperwork

    Advice to Management

    Lose the current PDP system and the engagement polls


  8. "The best in class"

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    Former Employee - Financial Controller in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Financial Controller in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Focused. Well Run. Growth oriented. Good career potential.

    Cons

    Not publicly listed. Can be insular.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep going.


  9. "Sales - UK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, work / life balance

    Cons

    None with company, currently under-resourced but short term issue


  10. ">10 years, international experience across multiple functions"

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    Current Employee - R&D Manager
    Current Employee - R&D Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, and a principle led business, with excellent sustainability and ethical business practices. Good tools to support your development

    Cons

    Complex organisational design, Risk averse and slow to act on opportunities. A bias to influence by personality rather than performance.

    Advice to Management

    Share more externally on the great work on sustainability. Embrace risk and be bold.


  11. "Great Staff Development!"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in London, England
    Former Employee - Scientist in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Mars full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Staff Development
    Lots of business travel

    Cons

    Disconnect between performance and remuneration due to being a private company


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