The largest private oil and natural gas producer in the country, Hilcorp Energy fosters a culture of collaboration among its nearly 2,900 employees, who have the opportunity to literally share in the company’s wealth with a generous buy-in program.
- In 2022, Hilcorp Energy initiated the latest in its five-year BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals). If it is met, each employee will receive either $75,000 toward a new car or $55,000 in cash, plus up to $25,000 for the charity of their choice.
- In October 2022, Hilcorp launched the Hilcorp Leadership Academy, a six-month program to develop and improve skills among employees interested in a leadership role within the company.
- Based on employee feedback, Hilcorp now provides more paid time off for new mothers, has increased the company’s contribution to 401(k) plans, and began offering an additional health insurance plan with a lower deductible.
- Hilcorp hosts giving fairs at multiple locations across the company, including a virtual option, creating opportunities for employees to connect with local charitable organizations.
Courtesy of Hilcorp Energy Company
As of 4/4/23
Mining, Crude-Oil Production
Market Value ($M)
Rank last year
Years on list
Employees (as of March 2023)
Job openings (as of March 2023)
Employees and job openings are U.S.-only.
BenefitsAs of 8/2/22
100% health coverage
Compressed work weeks
Option to work remotely
Minimum requirement in-office attendance (days per week)
Percentage of health care premiums covered
Mental health coverage
Free mental health sessions (per year)
Free backup childcare time off (days)
Maximum $ amount covered for fertility services
Fully paid maternal leave (days)
Fully paid paternal leave (days)
Fully paid adoptive leave (days)
Maternal leave in addition to regular time off (days)
Paid days off for volunteering
DiversityAs of 8/2/22
% Native American/Alaska Native
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
% Two or more races
% Unknown ethnicity
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