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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

Employees and job openings are U.S.-only.
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

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