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Mars

Employees at this food and candy maker (whose brands include Snickers, Uncle Ben’s rice, and M&M’s) live by the company’s “Five Principles”: quality, responsibility, mutuality, efficiency, and freedom. Staffers say the values are a “guiding light,” influencing even “how we act in our personal lives, making us the best ­version of ourselves.”

Learn more in the Great Place to Work review here.

Rank last year

99

Years on list

5

HQ location

McLean, Va.

Total employees

13,193

Job openings (as of February 2017)

481

Industry

Manufacturing & Production

Revenue (2016 or most recent year)

-

Year founded

1911

Type of organization

Private

Number of work sites

73

*Employee count includes U.S. employees only.
Perks
offers
Onsite fitness center
Telecommuting
Compressed work weeks
Onsite medical care facility
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
Sick days for part-timers
Health insurance for part-timers
PTO for volunteering
College tuition reimbursement
does not offer
100% health coverage
Unlimited sick days
Discounted gym memberships
Job sharing
Fully-paid sabbaticals
Medical facility at all locations
Onsite childcare
Diversity
% Women35%
% Minorities26%
% African-American/Black12%
% Asian4%
% Caucasian/White66%
% Hispanic/Latino10%
% Native American/Alaska Native< 1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander< 1%
% Two or more races1%
% Unknown ethnicity8%
Paid Time Off
General PTO26
Total PTO after 5 years26
# Sick days5
Max hours PTO for volunteering16
General PTO for part-timers-
# Sick days for part-timers5
Compensation
Most common job (for salaried employee)Sales
Avg. base pay (salaried)-
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
Total pay for most common job (salaried)-
Most common job (for hourly employee)Supply
Avg. base pay (hourly)-
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
Total pay for most common job (hourly)-
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-
Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)
Full-time job growth %6%
# of job applicants93,187
Avg. # of applicants per opening37
FT voluntary turnover8%
Jobs filled internally679
% Jobs filled by referral20
# New graduates hired74
Avg. college tuition reimbursed$5,250
Training
Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)40
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)24