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Mars Reviews

Updated Feb 22, 2020

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3.9
79%
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85%
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Mars Office of the President Grant F. Reid
Grant F. Reid
529 Ratings
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  • "Work/life balance can be good but you are always on(in 82 reviews)

  • "some poor-performing people get promoted and are in higher, decision-making positions(in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Inclusive Place To Work With A positive Environment with good principles."

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    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Mars full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Compensation, Lucrative Retirement Plan, Great Vacation.

    Cons

    Work in individual silos, Home office based roles leave you disconnected from business.

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    Mars2019-10-16
  2. "Machine operator"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator 

    I worked at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and pension plan

    Cons

    Management doesn't know what their doing

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    Mars2020-01-19
  3. "Team leader for market analytics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Good people, management tries to be better

    Cons

    Overloaded, underpaid, underappreciated, poor magament

    Mars2019-11-01
  4. "great company to work at but no advancement outside of GTA"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, they listen to their employees, great perks

    Cons

    Scarce career opportunities for people outside of GTA

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    Mars2019-10-31
  5. "Established international standard covering all aspects of operations"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Bolton, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -clearly defined work systems -above average compensation -reasonable superiors -opportunities for lateral and vertical movement within the organization -promotes work-life balance -health and safety of workers is a priority

    Cons

    -system from top can sometimes hinder or restrict exploration of better solutions to issues

    Mars2019-09-08
  6. "Great people-development organization"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Director 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Development in people, work-environment, flexible working conditions, pay.

    Cons

    Lean environment, constant change and less desirable for associates in the latter part of their careers.

    Mars2019-07-08
  7. "In-depth knowledge of microcomputers 14+ years of LAN, support & administration Bilingual: French and English"

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    Current Employee - Bilingual Network Support in Etobicoke, ON
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Good place, and promote employee, good environment

    Cons

    no ideas, no comment, no clue

    Mars2019-06-13
  8. "Retail Sales Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Culture and Flexibility are great

    Cons

    At times a lonely work environment

    Mars2019-02-11
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Use to be great, not anymore"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity for advancement if you have the right connections Salary and benefits

    Cons

    Use to be good, but upper management micro manages Little freedom to try your ideas Upper management out to build up their legacy and not engage, develop, and lead their direct reports

    Mars2019-02-24
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Major cons for plant workers"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Bolton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We just went through a $77 million dollar 50,000 square-foot expansion so there is a lot of new job opportunities. The starting pay for an operator is good and the benefits are great.

    Cons

    A lot of red tape and ongoing politics like you'll find at any corporation. The food plant is actively prioritizing the hiring of women despite other applicants being more qualified for a certain position. I believe they should have equal opportunity and should be paid equally (which they are), but there are often cases of women having less expectations as there male counterparts in certain roles. Likability is becoming a bigger factor than performance in determining an associate’s performance rating. Management often pays more attention to this factor than the associates’ contribution to the role and team. Performance rating expectations don’t seem to align with the requirements of the role. After the expansion, the company lowered their previously more strict requirements to fill job roles. We've had a lot of quality and job performance issues as a result. There's a huge disconnect between office staff and plant workers. I strongly feel office management have zero clue how things are ran and maintained on the plant floor. They have unrealistic expectations and there is a huge lack of communication between departments. As a plant worker, you're only entitled to a 30 minute lunch for a 12 hour shift when the office staff can take personal fitness breaks and take an hour off for lunch when they only work 8 hours. Shift work takes a toll on your personal life and health. If you can't find an office job, you owe it to yourself to consider looking elsewhere.

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    Mars2019-01-12

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