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    Employees at Mars, a rare $35 billion company that remains private, say they appreciate executive decisions made for the benefit of the company and its associates rather than public shareholders. Employees are encouraged to take advantage of Mars’s $5,250 a year in tuition support, in addition to an “internal university” with 10 colleges and a leadership institute. Roughly 35% of the company’s 14,000 employees have worked at Mars for more than a decade, and 41% of leadership positions are filled from within.

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    Company Info

    Rank last year98
    Years on list
    8
    HQ location
    McLean, Va.
    Employees14,490
    Job openings (as of February 2020)967
    Industry
    Manufacturing & Production
    Revenue, 2019 or most recent year ($M)$37,000
    Year founded
    1911
    Type of organization
    Private
    Number of work sites67
    Websitehttps://www.mars.com
    Employees and job openings are U.S.-only.

    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
    yes
    Sick days for part-timers
    no
    College tuition reimbursement
    yes
    Student loan debt repayment
    no
    Medical facility at all locations
    no

    Diversity

    % Women35.3%
    % Minorities26.7%
    % African-American/Black10.8%
    % Asian3.9%
    % Caucasian/White66.9%
    % Hispanic/Latino10.4%
    % Native American/Alaska Native0.3%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.2%
    % Two or more races1%
    % Unknown ethnicity6.5%
    Date info provided
    Aug. 27, 2019

    Paid Time Off

    PTO limit (days)26
    # Sick days
    5

    Compensation

    Most common job (for salaried employee)
    Sales
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$107,673
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$8,062
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)-

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time and part-time job growth-2%
    # of job applicants100,602
    Avg. # of applicants per opening23
    # New graduates hired250