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Mars Reviews

Updated Oct 16, 2019

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Mars CEO Grant F. Reid
Grant F. Reid
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  • "Rotating shifts can upset work/life balance(in 75 reviews)

  • "Legacy Wrigley) When the two companies combined, things just haven't been the same(in 41 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "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. "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

    Advice to Management

    Less politics will help as the global business drivers politics

    Mars2019-09-07
  3. 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

    Advice to Management

    Mostly keep doing what you’re doing. Mars is a great company to work for. Stick to the 5 principles, make sure that you’re not interpreting them to suit you’re own agenda.

    Mars2019-01-08
  4. "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
  5. "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

    Advice to Management

    promote over recruit, balance is wrong way creates an imbalance

    Mars2019-09-05
  6. "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

    Advice to Management

    Value your people

    Mars2019-08-08
  7. "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.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in technology and move out of the dark ages - no one uses lotus notes apart from your company!

    Mars2019-08-15
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great potential, however no leadeship"

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    Former Employee - Manager IT in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products, great brand recognition. Kids loved my working there. You decide the pace. pay is above average.

    Cons

    Old boys club, so you will kill yourself delivering and training, but you have to be a EU citizen to break the Director barrier or in IT one has to know the CIO personally. Concept of accountability is non existent. Company has been losing money for a decade and still refuses to see the writing on the wall and all one hears is how the entire CPG business is not doing well. Entire leadership is made of EU expats,... so all they think about is maintaining the status quo, to keep the money coming and educating their kids. Stay long enough and you realize, no one is listening as everyone knows how things are going and all they want to do is stay the longest. Its an old boys club, so forget about promotions if you are not on the bandwagon. Top 150 people keep promoting one another and the rest are always talking about how great the family is. Ok, the family is fantastic, but where is my career growth?? its a cult, an dif you want to do something for your career, just stay away. Titles are ridiculous for people below Director so getting a job change is tough. So just stay away.

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    Advice to Management

    No point in advising someone who is doing something for personal gain.

    Mars2019-07-15
  9. "Great company. .lots of opportunities"

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

    I worked at Mars part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Always pushes your comfort zone Support for staff via internal and external sources People generally are v high calibre Opportunities to progress are there if you are happy to move departments

    Cons

    Resilience us needed Almost feels like 2 persons work per job

    Advice to Management

    Pur your people front and centre. Support more.

    Mars2019-06-26
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexi hours - suitable for school run

    Cons

    Too much pressure with targets

    Mars2019-06-10
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