Working for a candy company can be pretty sweet— especially if your employer is Mars.
According to employees at Mars Chocolate — a segment of the $33 billion Mars candy, pet care, and beverage company — the free Snickers and M&Ms aren't even the best part of their job.
"Mars Chocolate is a truly unique place to work," one associate told Business Insider during a visit to the Hackettstown, New Jersey, office in May 2016. "Everyone is passionate about the work they are doing — and the people are incredible. We are one big family and that's not something you get everywhere."
Mars — which was ranked on Fortune's "100 Best Companies To Work For" list in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 — employs 72,000 people (who they call "associates") worldwide and over 25,000 in the US. About 16,000 of those global associates work for Mars Chocolate.
Here are some photos from our tour of the Mars Chocolate North America office in Hackettstown:
Four friendly M&Ms greet you at the main entrance of the building.
Of the 16,000 Mars Chocolate associates around the globe, about 1,200 of them are in Hackettstown.
Mars Chocolate produces 29 candy brands in total, including the billion-dollar global brands M&M's, Snickers, Dove, Milky Way, and Twix. The Mars Chocolate North America campus is also home to the M&M's factory, where 50% of all M&M's sold in the US are made. When you walk through the front doors of the office building, giant M&M's greet you with bins of complimentary candy.
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