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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