NuStar Energy

100 Best Companies 2020-NuStar Energy
Courtesy of NuStar EnergyCourtesy of NuStar Energy

    One of the largest oil pipeline and terminal operators in the nation, NuStar has deep ties to community service. Founder and chairman Bill Greehey started a homeless-transformation campus called Haven for Hope and invites NuStar employees to prepare food and serve it to the homeless in the summer months for a barbecue and at Christmastime for a holiday dinner. “Even the highest levels of executive management participate in charity events,” says one employee. The company also pitches in at United Way, “lending” executives to the charity for several months each year, while 100 percent of employees donate to the organization. Read the Great Place to Work review.

    Company Info

    Rank last year-
    Years on list11
    HQ locationSan Antonio
    Job openings (as of February 2020)275
    Revenue, 2019 or most recent year ($M)$1,498
    Year founded2001
    Type of organizationPublic
    Number of work sites100


    100% health coverageYes
    Unlimited sick daysNo
    Job sharingNo
    Subsidized childcareYes
    Compressed work weeksYes
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsNo
    On-site fitness/subsidized gymYes
    On-site medical care facilityYes
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientationYes
    Health insurance for part-timersYes
    Sick days for part-timersYes
    College tuition reimbursementYes
    Student loan debt repaymentNo
    Medical facility at all locationsNo


    % Women20.2%
    % Minorities28.8%
    % African-American/Black3.5%
    % Asian2.6%
    % Caucasian/White69.4%
    % Hispanic/Latino21.6%
    % Native American/Alaska Native0.5%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-
    % Two or more races0.7%
    % Unknown ethnicity1.8%
    Date info providedAug. 27, 2019

    Paid Time Off

    PTO limit (days)20
    # Sick days10


    Most common job (for salaried employee)Supervisor Terminal Shift
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$100,237
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$27,409
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)$127,646

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time and part-time job growth4%
    # of job applicants7,266
    Avg. # of applicants per opening26
    # New graduates hired8