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The largest privately held oil and natural-gas production company in the U.S., Hilcorp challenges its employees to think in terms of Big Hairy Audacious Goals, the lofty performance goals it sets every five years. For every BHAG met, employees are rewarded with significant cash bonuses and even new cars. To meet these goals, CEO Greg Lalicker believes, total transparency is a must, from frontline employees to the CFO. All financials, cash flow, investments, oil- and gas-price impacts, BHAG progress reports, and other critical information are shared in monthly, companywide “lifting cost” meetings. “It blows your mind to be in your first lifting-cost meeting and hear supersecret information,” recalls one new hire.

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Company Info

Employees and job openings are U.S.-only.
Rank last year-
Years on list
7
HQ location
Houston
Employees2,336
Job openings (as of February 2020)15
Industry
Manufacturing & Production
Revenue, 2019 or most recent year ($M)$3,990
Year founded
1989
Type of organization
Private
Number of work sites30
Websitehttps://www.hilcorp.com

Perks

100% health coverage
no
Unlimited sick days
no
Telecommuting
no
Job sharing
no
Subsidized childcare
no
Compressed work weeks
no
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

% Women20.2%
% Minorities20%
% African-American/Black3.6%
% Asian2.5%
% Caucasian/White74.3%
% Hispanic/Latino9.1%
% Native American/Alaska Native3.1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.3%
% Two or more races1.4%
% Unknown ethnicity5.6%
Date info provided
Aug. 27, 2019

Paid Time Off

PTO limit (days)30
# Sick days-

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)-
Avg. base pay (salaried)-
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
Total pay for most common job (salaried)-

Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

Full-time and part-time job growth-
# of job applicants8,183
Avg. # of applicants per opening9
# New graduates hired6