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Mars, Inc.

Commercial Sourcing

May - August 2020 • Franklin, TN

What I liked

I thoroughly enjoyed my internship experience with Mars Petcare. The Mars culture is very welcoming and inspires associates to be themselves each day. I enjoyed how willing all associates were to meet with me and assist in my personal/professional development. My projects were very relevant and useful to the business. I was able to expand my knowledge through these projects and feel like I made a real impact through my internship experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

A piece of advice for future associates/interns is to be prepared to make an effort to develop relationships with other associates and to be willing to accept a challenge along the way. They will always help you and give you the necessary resources to assure that you will succeed.
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R&D Intern

May - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Mars interns work on important projects that add value to the company. I enjoyed working on a diverse set of product and process translation projects within a manufacturing facility. The R&D team and associates were supportive and eager to share their knowledge. By the end of the summer, I finished a couple of projects that developed my own skills as well as provided a positive impact on Mars.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be curious and ask questions. Learn about Mars culture and don't be afraid to challenge yourself.
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Supply Chain Intern

May - August 2019 • St. Charles, MO

What I liked

I loved the fact that this employer made us work on an actual project that pertains to the role you're placed in. We also had team building days and went to see the Cardinals baseball game vs. the Cubs. This company really cares about their early talent and it shows. I walked into work every day knowing my team and other cross-functional teams wanted me to succeed. The culture, people, and the fact we can bring our dogs to work everyday!

What I wish was different

I have no complaints, it was a truly great experience!

Advice

One piece of advice is to ask questions, NO question is dumb, and to reach out and converse with those outside of your team and/or department.
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Sales and Marketing Intern

May - August 2019 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

What I loved about Mars was the ability to work on real company projects. My line manager was extremely helpful and made my experience very memorable. The company really cares about your growth and makes sure you learn everything possible in the 11 weeks you work there. Aside from the work, the company culture is amazing and makes it a great place to work!

What I wish was different

Advice

One piece of advice I have is to be open to learning new things. I was unsure about working with data and analytics before my internship. However, I learned all different kinds of ways to make looking at data a lot easier! I am now a lot more comfortable and enjoy working with data, excel, and analytics.
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Mars gives its engineering interns a lot of freedom in finding the solution to their projects. It is a really unique opportunity working on a manufacturing floor and as an intern having the ability to have your project implemented by the end of the summer and see it have a lasting positive effect. The Mars engineering team is extremely supportive and all want to see the summer interns excel.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions, everyone on the team is super willing to help!
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

What I enjoyed about this experience is that you truly get to take ownership of some incredible projects. You are exposed to the manufacturing environment but still have the opportunity to gain an understanding of all aspects of the business. Mars has a great company culture and invests in developing well rounded engineers.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have been exposed to more plants outside of the Chicago area.

Advice

If you enjoy project management and a manufacturing environment you'll love their engineering internship.
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Human Resource Intern

May - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Mars has a lot of things to offer and my experience there was invaluable. My project was based off of business need and had a true impact on the business. No one treated me as an intern and my opinion was often solicited and listened to. On top of the work, the culture is amazing. Every person there cared about me and my development. Resources were provided to me that allowed me to really excel and take my project where I wanted, allowing me to provide a genuine solution. Throughout the experience, I was able to grow both personally and professionally and I would highly recommend an internship here.

What I wish was different

I really did enjoy every aspect of my internship. It might have been nice to shadow more full-time employees to see what their day-to-day jobs looked like just for better understanding of how each job and function relates back to the business. The opportunity is there, I just wish I would have dedicated more time to it.

Advice

At the beginning, the project I was assigned was a little bit ambiguous, which may be hard for some people to navigate in. However, if you are willing to dive in, understand the problem, and are truly passionate about helping the business, the internship allows you to make a real impact and better yourself as an individual.
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Human Resources Intern

May - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

My internship experience at Mars was incredible! Interns worked on projects that truly made an impact on the business which I really appreciated. I was given 2 buddies and a line manager who supported me throughout the whole summer. I also loved all the social and networking opportunities given to me with other interns and fellow Mars associates. The office is a very friendly and welcoming environment. Plus the endless free candy and ice cream didn't hurt, on some days people can bring their dogs too!

What I wish was different

There isn't much that I wish was different about my experience! Associates at Mars really value their interns and treat them with respect.

Advice

My piece of advice is to not be afraid to put yourself out there and ask questions! It can be really uncomfortable asking for help but it's necessary to be successful as an intern at Mars, especially given how large and global the company is. Also, it's important to have fun at work and outside of work with the other interns!
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Intern

May - August 2019 • St. Charles, MO

What I liked

I really enjoyed being able to work with with such a fast paced company. The division I worked in was pet friendly. So there were always dogs within the office! I really enjoyed the responsibility they in trust with you on the projects you work on. They really want to make sure that this is a meaningful opportunity and that you are able to grow over the internship timeline. Great support system and great learning opportunities!

What I wish was different

I was very happy with this internship opportunity, and don't see anything that would need to be changed. They treat you like an associate.

Advice

Have fun and try to get to know people thought the office. Everyone has a different background and its nice to hear where they have came from
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