How to get a job at

Mars

Mars, Incorporated is an American global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products and a provider of animal care services

What

Mars

Looks For

Mars looks for students looking to gain real work experience to give their career a head start. They seek drive, collaborative individuals with the ability to influence and get things done efficiently.

History of

Mars

Maybe you have heard of Mars, but if you haven’t, chances are you have heard of some of their globally recognized brands like M&M’s, Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Dove, Milky Way, Skittles, Twix, and, of course, the Mars bar. Founded in 1911, they have a long history and is ranked the 6th largest privately held company in the U.S. by Forbes.

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Human Resources / People / Talent
Marketing
Engineering
Supply Chain / Logistics
Customer Support / Success
Research & Development
IT/IS
Legal / Public Policy
Sales / Account Management
Data / Analytics
industries
CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods)
office locations
Greater Chicago
Greater Cincinnati
Greater Cleveland
Greater DC
2019 Revenue:
$37B

Mars

Internship Programs

Mars Internship Experience

Internships with Mars last anywhere from 8 weeks to a year and can be combined with your studies. Interns work on meaningful projects to gain industry experience and the position can lead to a place on the Mars Leadership Experience as well as entry-level roles within the business.

Internship Info

Number of interns (2019):
Preferred education level:
Rising Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Perks:
  • Networking
  • Giving Back
  • Career Development
  • Fun Social Events

Mars

Interview Process

Applications for the Mars Internship and Co-op Experience open in September, a year prior to the start of the program. Recruiting will continue up to January if positions are available.

1. Application

You can submit your application through your school’s job board and on the Mars website.

2. Interview

If your application makes it past the first round, Mars will be in touch to schedule a virtual interview. For direct applications on-campus, interviews will be held one day and one week after the career fair (or virtually at a later date).

3. Final Decision

Following your interview, Mars will typically reach out within 2-3 weeks with a decision.

How to Prepare

Use your network

Reach out to your alumni network or employees via LinkedIn and see if they can offer you insight into Mars and the interview process.

Do your research

Conduct research on Mars so that you can tell an interviewer exactly how your vision, ideal work environment, interests, and goals align with theirs. Have a list of questions ready to show your passion.

Practice makes perfect

The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type questions is imperative.


Common Interview Questions at

Mars

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  • What have you learned in your undergrad career that you believe will help prepare you for this role?
  • Why do you want to work for Mars?
  • Why do you want this specific position?
  • What was your greatest challenge at your previous job and how did you overcome it?
  • Insider’s Tip: If you bring up the Five Principles and find ways to relate it to their questions and things on your resume, they will be impressed.