Unit Specialist (Former Employee) – Waltham – 11 May 2017
I worked here for 5 years, senior management and lower bands are great and tend to work very hard. Middle management seem to have fallen into roles by default because of time spent at the company, and often have zero people skills. Bonuses are great on paper, but managers can invent their own incentive targets which can often be ridiculous or counterproductive. Great team in general, as usual a few bad eggs spoiled the omelette for me.
Production Operative (Former Employee) – King's Lynn, Norfolk – 28 January 2017
Shifts are very demanding with each day being a different shift time ie; 8hr day followed by 12hr day, 8hr mid-shift, 12hr night finishing on a 8hr night followed by 3 days off where the 1st day is a write off as you finish at 7am and you're so tired you can't function!! You hardly see your family because of the shift times and you end up not having a social life!
Management Team Administrator (Current Employee) – Slough – 18 January 2017
I have only been at Mars for a short time on a temporary basis, but found it to be a refreshing change to previous corporate companies. You are not micro managed, but so long as you get the job done you are left to do your job. Everyone is very welcoming and friendly and will always speak to you, even in just passing. The atmosphere is very light and friendly.
The hardest part was probably getting access to all the systems. That took almost 2 weeks to get completed. I cannot fault anything here, and would love to stay if it weren't for the pay.
Area Keader (Current Employee) – Birstall Batley – 26 September 2016
Great Place To Work where encouragement is a key factor to help each and everyone achieve, develop and add value to themselves and the business. Leading in the Pet Care and Treats industry we pride ourselves in making it a better world for pets.
Work Experience Placement (Former Employee) – Slough Trading Estate – 15 July 2016
Work experience gave me a broad understanding of the working world. The titanic amount of jobs that are out in the job market gave me an insight into things i wouldn't imagine were available. What i Learnt.. Ability to work in randomised team to my fullest potential. Giving passion and understanding to other members of my team taking on the role as team leader and being able to distribute tasks effectively.
Shopper insight (Former Employee) – Nationwide – 4 July 2015
I had high hopes when I started Mars. Work, life balance, development structure, family orientation- a great place to work! During my time, 7 out of 15 people in my department left. They paid for the sales/ category/ insight/ marketing department to visit an elaborate event in hope of retaining staff throughout! ( they lost around 38 people in 6 months) I consecutively worked every evening and every weekend and the management were entirely unhinged. Even the ombudsman visited after I left. An hilarious place to work
Tactical Merchandiser (Former Employee) – North West Area – 14 February 2015
Booking appointments on line. Arranging travel arrangments in different areas. Going into large stores to make sure all products are displayed with correct point of sale tickets and also checking stock availability. You always learn something new in this type of job meeting different people who have different requirements. I liase with store management and supervisors and co-ordinate with them. The hardest part of the job is trying to get hold of management in the stores. I enjoy seeing the final products fully merchandised so as the stores and the companies who employ me can make the profits they require.
Work in your own time scale
Not always able to fulfil job if managers have not been contacted by the company I work for.
Organized work environment that can use more employee interaction.
Staff Management (Former Employee) – Bolton, ENG – 27 November 2014
What I learned while working at Mars is that keeping employee motivation is very important, especially during 12 hour shifts. A typical day consisted of meeting up as a group and going to an assigned station where you work at one place for the entire day. There was little contact with management during the job which made it difficult at the beginning while learning how to complete the job properly. The washrooms and change rooms were very nice and kept clean and the lunch room was very nice.
production operator (Former Employee) – birstal – 17 January 2014
I was working for Mars pet care quite long. They do twelve our 7/7 shift for five day including three long nights and u have to follow shift pattern. Once u finished five shift u get five day off. This shift pattern kill u.ur family feel sorry to see u in morning after ur last night shift. U look miserably tired and even cant sleep in bed. We get five day off but u can't do anything in that days rather than get more sleep and thats nt fair with ur partner and kids.Management are ok if u have relatives working in there u will get higher chances to get permanent position when there were other hard worker who cant get permanent position. People looks tired all the time and all they want to go home and sleep. All my partner wanted to leave this place for her and kid shake it ws dangerously efecting on our married life and if you family oriented person then this place is not for you trust me.
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) – slough – 16 September 2013
Twelve hour shifts and standing next to a machine for the whole night was a typical day or evening at work. I learned how to operate a crimping machine. Management were nice but as it was shift they tended to just keep themselves to themselves and not interact with staff. Everyone at work was friendly. Learning to fix the crimp machine was quite difficult at first but other than that everything was easy and enjoyable.