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Mars Reviews

Updated Sep 17, 2019

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3.9
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78%
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85%
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Mars CEO Grant F. Reid
Grant F. Reid
478 Ratings
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  • "There is probably more the company can do to improve work/life balance(in 72 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager 

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Team, partners, community friendships and more

    Cons

    There is nothing bad about this one

    Mars2019-07-11
  2. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work

    Cons

    Over all good company to work

    Mars2019-01-25
  3. "Project manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    good culture and 5 principles

    Cons

    no any comments, everything is good

    Mars2018-12-26
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Wodonga
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Worklife Balance. Good Salary Package and Rewards Scheme. Good Opportunities for employees that begin as Graduates. Good Morale in general.

    Cons

    Meetings for the sake of meetings. Graduates are get more opportunities than employees that come in with experience. Global standards limit innovation

    Advice to Management

    Give equal opportunities to all associates.

    Mars2018-09-04
  5. "Challenging and fulfilling"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Wodonga
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, challenging roles with a pet friendly culture

    Cons

    Hours can be long, expectations are high.

    Advice to Management

    N-A

    Mars2018-08-29
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Over-rated"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Well known company with icon brands

    Cons

    Culture is prejudiced towards associates who are pigeon-holed. Lack of actual engagement.

    Advice to Management

    Need to live out culture and values instead of talking about it.

    Mars2018-08-18
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good company, stale middle management & poor HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albury
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive environment Privately owned so you don’t have the same pressure as listed companies Working with big brands

    Cons

    Cultural issues across the business resistant to change, complacent Terrible middle management, low EQ P&O a disgrace

    Advice to Management

    Fix P&O function and hold accountable. They’re disconnected from associates, behave unethically and at heart of poor culture Conduct exit interviews and take time to understand why people are leaving Hold managers accountable for team development

    Mars2018-08-20
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Some divisions are better than others"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Great brands, development & remuneration

    Cons

    Arrogant & poor management/ leaders

    Advice to Management

    Be more open minded, allow two way feedback and include different perspectives to make better decisions

    Mars2018-08-19
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Moving away from its roots"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Pros

    I was attracted to Mars for its purpose-driven leadership and principles. People were first priority and learning and development was world-class. The family connection ensured that accountants didn't take the lead in thinking about how the company should progress and kept the focus on long-term; rather than short-term performance.

    Cons

    There has been a huge shift in leadership in the last few years. The leadership is more 'command/control' and their has been a focus on acquisition, without focus on the foundations that are required to support new business (people, leadership, capability, infrastructure). Senior leadership are holding onto roles and benefits rather than doing what is best for the company and it is very difficult to progress... because of constant mindless organisational changes.

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    Advice to Management

    Focus on your leadership and trust those who you hire, or they will leave. Create the business you want to be in.

    Mars2018-06-12
  10. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance , generous salary

    Cons

    Location in Ballarat, more central CBD office locations would be better

    Advice to Management

    Keep up great work

    Mars2018-05-07
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