current employee (Former Employee) – Southfield, MI – August 20, 2018
Highly toxic environment that is driven by leadership. A lot of fake fanfare (great places to work credentials, etc) however it is not true. Leadership watches everything, if you take a lunch (aka - microwave and eat at your desk), you don't work hard enough, if you perhaps walk to the restroom or are seen walking to a meeting, leadership will assume you are not working. They tout a 37.5 or 40 hour workweek, with a start time of 830, however if you arrive at 831, you will see the CEO walking around doing seat checks, he does the same at 5 pm. Avoid if possible.
Account Representative (Former Employee) – Southfield, MI – February 3, 2018
your computer checks you in when you start it up / like punching a time clock / most don't know what they are doing / like sheep they do what thy are told / most do the minimum and lunch out at 5PM. nothing breakthrough coming out of Mars / get your check and go home
Will never produce award winning work / management is unacceptable
The Executives of this Company are the Best People I have ever met
Office Manager/Executive Assistant (Current Employee) – Bentonville, AR – July 13, 2017
Working at Mars is great! Good people to work with and projects are interesting. Always new clients and our existing clients always have new projects for us. It's a fun and exciting place to work. Every month Mars pays for team building events (canoe float, pontoon on lake, miniature golf, Naturals baseball game, etc.). It's a really nice thing that Mars does for it's people. Relax and really get to know each other outside of work. Just makes those relationships that much stronger. It's a tight team. Mars also pays for food & drinks for team to have thru out the day. The kitchen is loaded with things from breakfast items to lunch items. Anything you might want to have is in their kitchen. Any type of coffee too. Good place to work. I would suggest The Mars Agency to anyone to work at.
Team building events, Kitchen loaded with food & drinks, etc.
They are a good company to work for. Always changing with the times.
Director, Client Leadership (Current Employee) – Southfield, MI – April 30, 2015
Some of the best in the industry are employed here and the output is stellar, A+ even. The organization's culture, however, leaves much to be desired. It's like being in high school and bad behavior that would get most people fired in any other company isn't discouraged, leaving people who have been allowed to get away with it for years thinking that it's ok. Staff in every department is overwhelmed and left juggling 20 balls with 2 hands leaving them set up for failure. People are overworked in every department as they try to get clients what they need without the proper support to do so. It was once a great place to work but has been on a slow decline.
Director, Shopper Marketing (Former Employee) – Southfield, MI – October 14, 2013
Gain great shopper marketing agency experience and interact directly with corporate clients. They're working to improve morale overall. Good work/life balance. Compensation is low and benefits are not competitive.
Manager (Current Employee) – Southfield – February 15, 2013
I am a longer-term employee at MARS and I appreciate that this company values good ideas no matter who brings them to the table. It's a small place, so senior management knows everyone, and there are many opportunities to showcase your passions and talents outside of your daily job. There are some great, smart people here too- many of whom have become good friends.
The people who are successful here are those who are okay with change, and who roll up their sleeves. Directing without getting your hands dirty does not fly here. It may not be a place for everyone, but it works for me.
work-life balance, new coffee bar, red cup socials, friday happy hours, charity initiatives and sabbaticals
Shopper Marketing Manager (Former Employee) – Southfield, MI – August 30, 2011
Owner is a dictator. Be careful whose bad side you get on. Upper management will sell out their team to save their own job rather than accepting responsibility. Compensation is poor, but they do offer a a load of extras like red cup socials (but watch out who sees you drinking). Overall not a place for the meek.