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Maker of M&Ms, Whiskas pet foods and Uncle Ben’s rice opened its first new chocolate factory in the United States in 35 years, which created 200 jobs at a 500,000 square foot plant in Topeka and will turn out 39 million M&Ms every day.

Company Info

CEO/Top Executive
Paul S. Michaels
Rank last year76
# of years on list3
F500 Rank-
Industry
Manufacturing & Production
Year founded1,911
Type of organization
Private
Revenue (2014 or most recent year)
$33 billion
Web addresshttp://www.mars.com
Total US employees11,545
Full-Time jobs added in last year56
Number of work sites-

Perks

Offers compressed work weeks
yes
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
no
Offers paid time off for volunteering
yes
Onsite fitness center
yes
Discounted gym memberships
yes
Onsite medical care facility
yes
Offers college tuition reimbursement to employees
yes

Diversity

% Women35.39%
% Minorities26.93%
% African-American11.53%
% Asian4.03%
% Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander0.21%
% Caucasian or White68.07%
% Hispanic/Latino10.31%
% Native American/Alaska Native0.27%
% Two or more races0.59%
Same-Sex Benefits
yes
Non-discrimination policy
yes

Paid Time Off

Holidays
11
Vacation
15
Sick days
Unlimited
General PTO-

Compensation

Most common job (hourly)
Chocolate Production Team Member
Avg. base pay (for hourly employee)$38,325
Avg. extra comp. (for hourly employee)$7,489
Most common job (salaried)
Plant Supervisor
Avg. base pay (for salaried employee)$62,623
Avg. extra comp (for salaried employee)$10,905

Hiring/Staffing

FT voluntary turnover5.00%
# of job applicants118,319
Avg. # of applicants per opening60
# of jobs filled1,893
Jobs filled internally359
% of jobs filled by referral0.00%
# new graduates hired81
# of job openings (as of Feb. 2015)590