Mars Reviews

Updated Aug 12, 2020

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Mars Office of the President Grant F. Reid
Grant F. Reid
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  1. "True to their Principles"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Bolton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    Can be challenging to keep up with the pace.

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  2. "Excellent"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Scarborough, ON

    I have been working at Mars full-time

    Pros

    Staff is great as is location of plant

    Cons

    None. Great place to work


  3. "Phenomenal private company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life integration, lives it’s values and principles, opportunity to learn and grow

    Cons

    Concern over future of acting more public than private as the business continues to grow

  4. "Excellent global organization with a wide breadth of career options. Pet Division had a challenging executive team"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Bolton, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mars full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Global, breadth of opportunities, outstanding brands and category leaders, colleagues and diversity, pays above industry average, high empowerment/freedom to do role

    Cons

    Location for Pet and Food divisions, executive leadership team wasn’t strong (at the time - one of which is the current president), needed stronger tools (was in progress at the time),

  5. "Machine operator"

    4.0
    • Career Opportunities
    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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  6. "Team leader for market analytics"

    2.0
    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

  7. "great company to work at but no advancement outside of GTA"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  8. "Inclusive Place To Work With A positive Environment with good principles."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  9. "Established international standard covering all aspects of operations"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  10. "Great people-development organization"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.

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