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100 Best Companies to Work For

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To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America.

Two-thirds of a company’s survey score is based on the results of the Trust Index Employee Survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. This survey asks questions related to employees’ attitudes about management’s credibility, overall job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts.

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Google/Alphabet is the No. 1 place to work for the seventh time in 10 years. Six newcomers include Veterans United at No. 30, Hilton Hotels at No. 56, and Slalom Consulting at No. 100. IKEA’s U.S. division returns to the list, along with GoDaddy and Sheetz.

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Last year's Rank: 85
Courtesy of MARS

The benefits are sweet at the maker of M&M’s, Snickers and DoubleMint confectionary: a pension plan plus a hefty 401(k) match, 30 days of paternity leave, and 16 hours of paid time off to volunteer. But it’s principle of “mutuality” that has guided the company for over 70 years, where team members always try to create a win-win situation. Last year over 6,000 associates gave more than 24,000 hours to charities, causes, and organizations in need. Through the Mars Ambassador Program, associates share their professional or technical expertise with a business partner or non-profit relevant to Mars’ business. Issues of interest include cocoa sustainability, health and nutrition, conservation, and animal welfare, just to name a few. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

Company Info

Rank last year 85
# of years on list 4
Industry Manufacturing & Production
Year founded 1911
CEO/Top executive Grant F. Reid
HQ location McLean, Virginia
Type of organization Private
Revenue (2015 or most recent year) $33.0 billion
Web address
Total U.S. employees 12,568
Total employees outside the U.S. -
Full-time jobs added in last year 959
FT job growth in the past year 9%
Number of work sites 70


Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
Offers health insurance to part-timers
Offers telecommuting
Offers job sharing
Offers onsite childcare
Offers compressed work weeks
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
Onsite fitness center
Discounted gym memberships
Onsite medical care facility
Location of medical facility At all Locations
Offers college tuition reimbursement
Max tuition $5,250
Offers paid time off for volunteering
Max PTO for volunteering 16


% Women 35
% Minorities 26
% African-American/Black 11.5
% Asian 3.6
% Caucasian/White 67.4
% Hispanic/Latino 9.7
% Native American/Alaska Native 0.2
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.2
% Two or more races 0.6
Same-sex benefits
Non-discrimination policy

Paid Time Off (FT employees)

Holidays 11
Vacation 15
Sick days Unlimited
General PTO -
Total PTO after 5 years 26


Most common job (for salaried employee) Supply - Plant Supervisor
Avg. base pay (salaried) $75000.00
Avg. extra compensation (salaried) $7500.00
Total pay (salaried position) $82500.00
Most common job (for hourly employee) Supply - Plant Operator
Avg. base pay (hourly) $40900.00
Avg. extra compensation (hourly) $5000.00
Total pay (hourly position) $45900.00


# of job openings (as of Feb. 2016) 443
# of job applicants 104,451
Avg. # of applicants per opening 55
FT voluntary turnover 6%
# of jobs filled 1,883
Jobs filled internally 342
% of jobs filled by referral 38%
# new graduates hired 75


Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee) 40
Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee) 24

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