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Mars Reviews

Updated 24 Jun 2019

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3.8
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78%
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88%
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Mars CEO Grant F. Reid
Grant F. Reid
435 Ratings
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  • "There is probably more the company can do to improve work/life balance(in 71 reviews)

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

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  1. "Amazing"

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    • Senior Management
    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
  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
    • "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
    • 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
    • "Challenging and fulfilling"

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      • Senior Management
      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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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...

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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
    • "National Business Manager"

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      Current Employee - National Business Manager in Melbourne
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Mars full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Mars is a great business for many reasons, it’s got great scale and significant market share. There is definitely a ‘Mars’ culture that people either fit or don’t but most people find a way to adapt as it’s a culture they value. Personal development is advocated and taken pretty seriously. The office location has improved recently and the company offers good work life balance. Plenty of career opportunities at all...

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      Cons

      The business is pretty slow, however BIFG are driving some pace. Innovation is limited. The car allowance is under market index and applied inconsistently. A feedback culture that can lack accountability

      Mars2018-04-27
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