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Mars President and CEO Paul S. Michaels
Paul S. Michaels
133 Ratings
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    Excellent development experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Former Employee - Finance Manager

    I worked at Mars full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    High performing organisation
    Strong cultural values - 5 Principles
    People
    Brands

    Cons

    Politics
    Sense that if you speak out of line then you will be frowned upon
    High expectation levels -fear of making mistakes or speaking up for help and will seen as not capable
    Over-riding sense that perception drive attitudes and career progression

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    No opinion of CEO

Mars Interviews

Updated 18 Oct 2014
Updated 18 Oct 2014

Interview Experience

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    Field Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Mars in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through the school's career website and received a call a week later to set up the phone interview date and time. Ironically, I asked if they would send a confirmation email, they answered "no it's not in our process". The day of the phone interview, the HR specialist didn't call me. When I called back, her assistant said that she was caught in an urgent meeting and asked if we can reschedule for the next day. The next day, the same HR didn't call again. I call them back, land on her assistant's line and she claims that this is an inconvenient situation and I am unlucky (you can sense the level of professionalism here). She also asked to reschedule for the second time later that same day and I accepted. Finally, on our third trial, the HR manages to call. She barely apologizes, and immediately starts asking her questions (no introduction, nothing). She asked 4 standard questions, interrupted me twice, and then concluded with: "ok so here is what's going to happen. If I call you tomorrow before 10 am it means that you have passed on to the next step. If I don't call, it means that your application has terminated here". The whole interview took less than 10 minutes, and it felt like a joke!
    Mars' image was ruined for me because of the HR's lack of mannerism and professionalism (regardless of my seniority level). This is not the image of the reputed company that every wants to work for and it is a shame that they place people as such in the forefront.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard questions:
      - why sales
      - why mars
      - describe the industry in 3 words
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

Mars Awards and Accolades

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Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2012
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Additional Info

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Website www.mars.com
Headquarters Mc Lean, VA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1995
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (AUD) per year

Mars knows chocolate sales are nothing to snicker at. It makes such worldwide favorites as M&M's, Snickers, and the Mars bar. Other confections include 3 Musketeers, Dove, Milky Way, Skittles, and Twix. Its products portfolio also boasts Seeds of Change organic food, the Klix and Flavia beverage systems, Combos and Kudos snacks, Uncle Ben's rice, and pet food made under the Pedigree, Sheba, and Whiskas names. Mars owns the world's largest chewing gum maker Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, as well. The Mars family -- including siblings and chairman John Franklyn Mars, VP Jacqueline... More

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