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  • Support from manager
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Inclusive work environment
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  • Fair pay for job
  • Feeling of personal appreciation

Poor leadership and direct line management accountability

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Mars Food specifically have issues with management and inconsistent caliber of line managers . Some line managers can be good, but some are terrible. The overall culture is that the general manager only interacts with his direct reports, leaving the other employees with very little visibility and sense of real ownership of the business. There is no focus on talent development and feedback (this is an organization that does NOT use 360 feedback in its framework - in this day in age!). It's also disappointing to see so many line managers who has known managerial issues continue to strive in the organization despite feedback given. Clear indication that they don't really care about the associates.


competitive salary in industry


Office location is far, senior management doesn't REALLY care
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Productive Place To Work

I do my best at Mars Canada Inc. It is my privilege to work with wonderful people at Mars Canada company. I am learning something new every day at my job. Mars Canada Inc is a great place to work and grow. The work environment, ethics, the culture of Mars company are amazing.


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On your mark, get set, terrible!

Brutal place, terrible managers, stupid people. Total disconnect between management and people. Old equipment and ideas. I watched over 1000 people go through my area in less than five years. High turnover since they work you to your detriment. They preach a good game but it’s all talk. They’ll keep you for hours watching safety videos while highways are shut down for snowstorms. Nobody helps anyone, they all look out for themselves. It’s seriously the worst choice you can make. If you wanna spend the rest of your life in the same position with no advancement, this is the place for you!
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21 September 2020
Hello and thank you for leaving your review of Mars. We strive to make Mars a great place to work for each and every Associate. Like all team members, our managers are guided by The Five Principles, which helps them to make fair, respectful and transparent decisions. However, we appreciate all feedback - both positive and constructive - so we'll be passing on your comments to the relevant teams. Thank you again for your review.Mars Team

nice place to work

During my work I got a lot of new skills. Would recommend this employer. An excellent place to work with career opportunities. At work there is everything you need (personal protective equipment, overalls, tools, etc.)
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Très bien

J'ai apprécié de travailler avec l'équipe et le gestionnaire
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My dream job. Working in a fast pace environment is so interesting as we do not feel bored or sleepy. Staff is cooperative and friendly. They need perfection in your work.
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Compagnie excellente

Je n'ai que du positif a dire de la compagnie mars. C'était au niveau de certains cadres ou patron direct que j'ai moins apprécié. Une personne avec un gros égo qui a du pouvoir n'est probablement pas la meilleure personne à ce poste. L'originalité de la culture Mars était extraordinaire, une culture marginale et dynamique y régnai. J'ai beaucoup apprécié!
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Productivity is on a 12 hours continental shift

A typical days work at Mars was packaging chocolate goods. I have learned that working at a fast pace is the best policy at Mars. The management at Mars is good. Workplace culture is at a all time high. The hardest part of the job is picking up chocolate goods. The most enjoyable part of the job is pay day.
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I enjoy my work

I love my job. We had friendly environment. All the co-workers are very helpful. we worked as a team. I am a very good team player. Flexible hours which suits my needs
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Fantastic experience

The principled based environment and the ability to learn and grow make Mars the best company Ive worked for so far. The culture is based on the 5 principles and you live and work within them daily. Its not for everyone as the pace is fast but the associates working beside you are very talented and driven. Made many lasting friendships there
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Amazing place to work

Such a friendly environment and feeling of family. Many opportunities to advance. The company treats there associates very well and is very good at acknowledging people who are doing well.
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Fun workplace

Great company to work for. Great atmosphere, and culture. Very relaxed environment, with casual attire. Lost of team building and fun activities throughout the year.
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Poor management

Horrible management, if you take pride in your work. Dont work here. If you wanna make money dont work here. If you wanna have a life outside of work dont work here. If you want lots of hrs dont work here. If you want unmaintained machines staff that is very unfair and unwilling to do the work that is assigned to them. Ive worked at 3 or 4 bad places in my time. This is by far the qorst place
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Amazing Company

Mars incorporated provides each of its employees with so many growth opportunities that really allow you to learn and grow with the company. Great culture, fantastic benefits and even better people.
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You work rotating shifts 2 days then 2 nights followed by 3 days off @ 12 hrs shifts. Pay is calculated at 40 hrs only. Benefits and retirement is ok. Onboarding is 2 weeks long all video training, then they throw you on the floor with no guidance. The workers dont care to train as they are too busy sleeping or on 2 hrs breaks, so your on your own to figure out stuff. Shift leads are never around, switch shifts or off. All management talks about is safety, #s for paper and records. They dont actually care about the employee, 3,6,9 month review can be done all in a month, but not actually about performance or development, just if your following plant safety.
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Productive and very clean environment

A typical day at work would require packaging chocolate and lifting heavy objects. Also operating machinery such as conveyor belts. I learned the process of how a chocolate bar is made.
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good part time job for students as well

A good working environment - You are able to enhance your team membership skills - Being able to help customers feel confident is the best part of the job


flexible schedule


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Strong Brands and Marketplace recognition

Overall Freedom to grow and develop your business and personal objectives. A once Entrepreneurial spirit that is changing to tighter controls, increased systems and limited scope.
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Strict Workplace, Dog Friendly, Free Coffee & Tea

The job takes a lot of sitting down, but the Bolton (Canada Head Office) is newly renovated, open concept and dog-friendly. They have an indoor and outdoor dog park as well as a fully equipped gym, yoga and cardio classes and spacious change-rooms with showers, towels and lockers. All Team Leads are fantastic with people, validating work and offering constructive feedback. Plenty of opportunities to work from home in most office positions The company expects VERY professional behavour Tea and coffee machine is free for all associates


Intern ($22/hr) and factory pay ($30+/hr) is great


Summer student pay is $14/hr when they have the same qualifications as interns
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Pleasant place to work.

Working for this company was a great experience and a lot of fun. I had a lot of pleasant and interesting iteractions with both the customers and great staff for the Pet store.


Pleasant atmosphere.


The few quiet times with few customers made the time seem very long.
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Great Career

Wonderful company, great people, loads of opportunity for advancement, solid culture, loads of collaboration, team atmosphere, great place to learn and grow.
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