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    The oil and gas producer’s employees say they enjoy independence alongside team spirit and com­petitive compensation. Annual bonuses average 36%, but a 60% bump is hardly unheard-of. ­Everyone is encouraged to “work like you own the company,” where “decision-making is pushed to the frontlines.” Cash buy-in plans allow workers to own a piece of the company’s projects and its eventual profits—a model that staffers say ­“rewards hard work.”

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    Company Info

    Rank last year22
    Years on list
    5
    HQ location
    Houston
    Total employees1,490
    Job openings (as of February 2017)8
    Industry
    Manufacturing & Production
    Revenue (2016 or most recent year)-
    Year founded
    1989
    Type of organization
    Private
    Number of work sites21
    Websitehttp://www.hilcorp.com

    Perks

    100% health coverage
    no
    Unlimited sick days
    no
    Onsite fitness center
    yes
    Discounted gym memberships
    no
    Telecommuting
    no
    Job sharing
    no
    Compressed work weeks
    no
    Fully-paid sabbaticals
    no
    Onsite medical care facility
    yes
    Medical facility at all locations
    no
    Onsite childcare
    no
    Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
    yes
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
    yes
    Sick days for part-timers
    yes
    Health insurance for part-timers
    yes
    PTO for volunteering
    no
    College tuition reimbursement
    yes

    Diversity

    % Women19%
    % Minorities20%
    % African-American/Black4%
    % Asian1%
    % Caucasian/White80%
    % Hispanic/Latino12%
    % Native American/Alaska Native
    2%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    <1%
    % Two or more races
    1%
    % Unknown ethnicity
    <1%

    Paid Time Off

    General PTO20
    Total PTO after 5 years
    25
    # Sick days
    10
    Max hours PTO for volunteering-
    General PTO for part-timers
    10
    # Sick days for part-timers
    8

    Compensation

    Most common job (for salaried employee)
    Engineer
    Avg. base pay (salaried)-
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)-
    Most common job (for hourly employee)
    Operator III
    Avg. base pay (hourly)-
    Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
    Total pay for most common job (hourly)-
    Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time job growth %2%
    # of job applicants6,659
    Avg. # of applicants per opening57
    FT voluntary turnover4%
    Jobs filled internally42
    % Jobs filled by referral10
    # New graduates hired9
    Avg. college tuition reimbursed-

    Training

    Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)87
    Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)102