100 Best Companies 2020-Mars
Courtesy of MarsCourtesy of Mars

    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. Read the Great Place to Work review.

    Company Info

    Rank last year98
    Years on list8
    HQ locationMcLean, Va.
    Job openings (as of February 2020)967
    IndustryManufacturing & Production
    Revenue, 2019 or most recent year ($M)$37,000
    Year founded1911
    Type of organizationPrivate
    Number of work sites67


    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-timersYes
    Sick days for part-timersNo
    College tuition reimbursementYes
    Student loan debt repaymentNo
    Medical facility at all locationsNo


    % 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 providedAug. 27, 2019

    Paid Time Off

    PTO limit (days)26
    # Sick days5


    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