Courtesy of Mars

    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 list6
    HQ locationMcLean, Va.
    Job openings (as of February 2018)1,035
    IndustryManufacturing & Production
    Revenue, 2017 or most recent year ($M)-
    Year founded1911
    Type of organizationPrivate
    Number of work sites76


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick daysNo
    Job sharingNo
    Subsidized childcareNo
    Compressed work weeksYes
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsNo
    On-site fitness/subsidized gymYes
    On-site medical care facilityYes
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientationYes
    Health insurance for part-timersNo
    Sick days for part-timersYes
    College tuition reimbursementYes
    Student loan debt repaymentNo
    Medical facility at all locationsNo


    % 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 days5
    General PTO for part-timers-
    # Sick days for part-timers-


    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