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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.

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    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