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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

    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
    Employees and job openings are U.S.-only.

    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