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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 year85
# of years on list
4
Industry
Manufacturing & Production
Year founded1,911
CEO/Top executive
Grant F. Reid
HQ location
McLean, Virginia
Type of organization
Private
Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
$33.0 billion
Web addresshttp://www.mars.com
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

Perks

Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
no
Offers health insurance to part-timers
yes
Offers telecommuting
yes
Offers job sharing
no
Offers onsite childcare
no
Offers compressed work weeks
yes
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
no
Onsite fitness center
yes
Discounted gym memberships
yes
Onsite medical care facility
yes
Location of medical facility
At all Locations
Offers college tuition reimbursement
yes
Max tuition
$5,250
Offers paid time off for volunteering
yes
Max PTO for volunteering
16

Diversity

% Women35
% Minorities26
% 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
yes
Non-discrimination policy
yes

Paid Time Off (FT employees)

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

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Supply - Plant Supervisor
Avg. base pay (salaried)$75,000
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$7,500
Total pay (salaried position)$82,500.00
Most common job (for hourly employee)
Supply - Plant Operator
Avg. base pay (hourly)$40,900
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$5,000
Total pay (hourly position)$45,900

Hiring/Staffing

# 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 hired75

Training

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