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The food and beverage titan behind M&M’s, Wrigley, Pedigree pet food, and more is still privately held by the Mars family—a strategy management says has allowed it to stay true to its values, unswayed by the short-term whims of Wall Street. The company principles—Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom—“aren’t just words on a wall,” employees say. “We use them every day.”

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Company Info

Rank last year50
Years on list
6
HQ location
McLean, Va.
Employees
13954
Job openings (as of February 2018)1,035
Industry
Manufacturing & Production
Revenue, 2017 or most recent year ($M)-
Year founded
1911
Type of organization
Private
Number of work sites76
Websitehttp://www.mars.com

Perks

100% health coverage
no
Unlimited sick days
no
Telecommuting
yes
Job sharing
no
Subsidized childcare
no
Compressed work weeks
yes
Fully-paid sabbaticals
no
On-site fitness/subsidized gym
yes
On-site medical care facility
yes
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
yes
Health insurance for part-timers
no
Sick days for part-timers
yes
College tuition reimbursement
yes
Student loan debt repayment
no
Medical facility at all locations
no

Diversity

% Minorities24%
% African-American/Black10%
% Asian3%
% Caucasian/White59%
% Hispanic/Latino9%
% Native American/Alaska Native-
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-
% Two or more races1%
% Unknown ethnicity17%

Paid Time Off

General PTO26
# Sick days
5
General PTO for part-timers-
# Sick days for part-timers-

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Sales
Avg. base pay (salaried)$57,283
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$33,000
Total pay for most common job (salaried)$90,283

Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

Full-time and part-time job growth6%
# of job applicants176,889
Avg. # of applicants per opening31
FT voluntary turnover6%
Jobs filled internally-
Jobs filled by referral23%
# New graduates hired37