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Employees at this food and candy maker (whose brands include Snickers, Uncle Ben’s rice, and M&M’s) live by the company’s “Five Principles”: quality, responsibility, mutuality, efficiency, and freedom. Staffers say the values are a “guiding light,” influencing even “how we act in our personal lives, making us the best ­version of ourselves.”

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Company Info

*Employee count includes U.S. employees only.
Rank last year99
Years on list
5
HQ location
McLean, Va.
Total employees13,193
Job openings (as of February 2017)481
Industry
Manufacturing & Production
Revenue (2016 or most recent year)-
Year founded
1911
Type of organization
Private
Number of work sites73
Websitehttp://www.mars.com

Perks

100% health coverage
no
Unlimited sick days
no
Onsite fitness center
yes
Discounted gym memberships
no
Telecommuting
yes
Job sharing
no
Compressed work weeks
yes
Fully-paid sabbaticals
no
Onsite medical care facility
yes
Medical facility at all locations
no
Onsite childcare
no
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
yes
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
yes
Sick days for part-timers
yes
Health insurance for part-timers
yes
PTO for volunteering
yes
College tuition reimbursement
yes

Diversity

% Women35%
% Minorities26%
% African-American/Black12%
% Asian4%
% Caucasian/White66%
% Hispanic/Latino10%
% Native American/Alaska Native
<1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
<1%
% Two or more races
1%
% Unknown ethnicity
8%

Paid Time Off

General PTO26
Total PTO after 5 years
26
# Sick days
5
Max hours PTO for volunteering
16
General PTO for part-timers-
# Sick days for part-timers
5

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Sales
Avg. base pay (salaried)-
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
Total pay for most common job (salaried)-
Most common job (for hourly employee)
Supply
Avg. base pay (hourly)-
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
Total pay for most common job (hourly)-
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-

Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

Full-time job growth %6%
# of job applicants93,187
Avg. # of applicants per opening37
FT voluntary turnover8%
Jobs filled internally679
% Jobs filled by referral20
# New graduates hired74
Avg. college tuition reimbursed$5,250

Training

Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)40
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)24