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Mars Reviews

Updated 24 July 2017
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  • It's a great working environment but the work life balance can be a challenge (in 47 reviews)

  • Open office environment may not be good fit for everyone (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Mars"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and focus on personal development

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities in Australia


  2. "Great people, great products!"

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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

    High calibre, friendly people throughout the company
    Real focus on Personnel Development.

    Cons

    Slow moving, decisions take a long time to make
    Expectation to stay in each role for a long time before progressing compared with other companies (e.g. 2-3 years for a parallel move?!)


  3. "Category Insights"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, good opportunities for progression and development, amazing brands, strong sales performance & staff benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of processes, can take a long time for decisions to be made.


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  5. "Fantastic company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Real focus on living it's values, many development opportunities, fun environment, people first

    Cons

    Lacking investment into capabilities and systems, over collaborative, slow to change


  6. "Great brands, Great People."

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    Former Employee - Customer Marketing Manager in Waltham on the Wolds, England
    Former Employee - Customer Marketing Manager in Waltham on the Wolds, England
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people - made lifelong friends.
    Loved the open office working environment.
    Personnel Development.

    Cons

    Opportunities for career progression. The company is very focused on graduates.
    Can be very clickly in certain teams.
    Not as focused on people as they used to be.
    Not the best payers in the market.

    Advice to Management

    Don't relay on Graduates. You have some great associates who deserve to be developed, use them or lose them.


  7. "My favourite employer"

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

    Pros

    Mars is the best company I have worked for and I spent three very happy years there. I received more personal development in the three years than in my entire career previously. I only left to start my own business.

    Cons

    None - truly fantastic place to work :)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing - the investment in line management capability building has really paid off


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    "Mars has great people and was on the whole a good experience"

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    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Bangor, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Bangor, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and great brands. My fellow associates were very good and I had a pretty good 13 years at Mars.

    Cons

    I feel that over years the Mars appraisal process rewarded the wrong behaviour and focused to much on the fluffy stuff rather than celebrating individual success and Sales results! I feel the Leadership in Mars Petcare blamed the wrong people for poor performance when they didn't give associates the right tools for the job. Sales teams blamed for poor Marketing decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the ground floor!


  9. "A company full of intelligent and like minded people"

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    Former Employee - Category Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with high calibre individuals who really care about the company and the actual brands they are responsible for.

    Cons

    Not the most flexible company in terms of working from home options due to their focus on the five principals- one being Mutuality. Therefore if the factory works can't have the same conditions offered it's difficult for the office workers to be allowed them.


  10. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Mars is a great place to work with lots of development opportunities and a great culture. For such a large organisation it feels much more like a small, family run business

    Cons

    Progression can be difficult as selection processes are very tough, something that has put people off reapplying for roles. Pay is commensurate with the local area but other benefits are used to boost the total package.

    Advice to Management

    As per most large FMCG's more time is spent reacting rather than planning. Have a plan and stick to it, please don't turn into Nestle


  11. "Business Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits , healthcare , pension , some great people and world recognised brands

    Cons

    Bad systems, bad mangement and awful strategy in UK Petcare. The annual appraisal system truly drives all the wrong behaviours in people. Which means clueless people progress while knowledgeable experienced people often get left behind or discarded completley

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about people again!

    Mars Response

    19 Apr 2017 – Talent Acquistion

    Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences of working for Mars Petcare. We pride ourselves for our development focus and helping Associates with their career progression, so we take... More


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