The oil and gas explorer hosts monthly diversity luncheons, where representatives from other companies speak about programs that build a stronger community. The Houston company takes these ideas and shapes them for their own purposes. Hilcorp also sets 5-year goals with an intent to double in size. When it reached its goal for 2010, everyone received a $50,000 car or $35,000 in cash. After goals for 2015 were met earlier this year, employees were awarded with bonuses of $100,000 each. Read “Great Workplaces: Hilcorp Energy.” Also check out the Great Place to Work review.

    Company Information

    HQ LocationHouston, Texas
    IndustryManufacturing & Production
    Type of OrganizationPrivate
    Year Founded1,989
    Web Addresswww.hilcorp.com
    Total # of Employees1,400
    Best Companies Rank20
    Best Companies URL/best-companies/hilcorp-20/


    % of Women22%
    % of Women in Executive Positions12%
    % of Women in Manager Positions21%
    % of Minorities18%
    % of Minorities in Executive Positions5%
    % of Minorities in Manager Positions18%

    Race and Ethnicity Groups

    % African-American/Black4%
    % Asian1%
    % Hispanic/Latino10%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.17%
    % Native American/Alaska Native1.20%
    % Two or More Races1%
    % Caucasian/White82%