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269 Reviews
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Mars President and CEO Paul S. Michaels
Paul S. Michaels
126 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 for 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Mars Interviews

Updated Sep 5, 2014
Updated Sep 5, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Mars.

    Interview Details

    1st contact was over the phone with an HR person. The HR person ran through my resume, asking for more elaboration on my experience.
    1st round - Video conference interview with one HR person and an account manager. The questions were behavioural and situational. The interviewers were friendly but pushed me on some of my answers, sometimes asking leading questions.
    2nd round - One day on-site with other candidates vying for the same position. One interview with another HR person and a VP. I also had a couple of days to prepare a 10 minute presentation a topic that they gave me in advance and I presented it to a cross-functional panel of about 8 people. The panel followed up with a lot of questions. The environment felt quite comfortable despite being with people that I was competing with for the same job, and there was ample opportunity to chat with various people in the business to get to know Mars, which seemed like an open community.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time when you went against the direction of the group that you were working in.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy 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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