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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.

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    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