Published by The Great Game of Business
Great Game of Business “All-Star,” Hilcorp Energy, makes the list for the third year in a row.
Early in 2015 Fortune Magazine released their annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.
While each company on the list boasts a litany of employee benefits and company initiatives that are no-doubt admirable; number 20 on the list, Hilcorp Energy Company holds a special place in the Great Game community.
If you’ve been to a Great Game event in the past few years, you’ve probably met an employee of Hilcorp Energy as The Game has become an important part of their company culture. “What makes Hilcorp unique and a great place to work is open-book management,” said one employee surveyed for the Fortune list, “every individual recognizes that they play a part in making the company successful and we all strive for the same goal. Hilcorp shares the success with each of us.”
Employees recognized that success in 2011 upon the completion of a five-year bonus program called “Double Drive”, which succeed in helping the company to double in size. As a reward, employees were given a $50,000 voucher to spend on their “dream car”. Their current bonus program, “Dream 2015”, promised each employee $100,000 if they were able to double the size of the company again- and they did it! Eligible employees received their Dream Bonus of $100,000 in June of 2015. Employees hired after June 2011 received a prorated bonus amount. Hilcorp is now planning for it's next long-term goal plan and it's assured to be amazing!
But an amazing bonus program isn’t the only thing that makes Hilcorp a great place to work. Other employees surveyed for the Fortune list cited empowerment, freedom, responsibility and communication as characteristics that make Hilcorp a great place to work, “When you suggest an idea to upper management they really listen to you and most of the time they will go along with the idea you suggested,” said one employee, “I never had that before with any other company.”
Hilcorp’s core values are simple, clear and easily communicated…essential elements when playing the Great Game. These values can be seen in the halls in Houston and heard out in the fields in Anchorage. Hilcorp describes their core values as, ”how we run our business and how we treat our fellow employees.”
Integrity – “Do the Right Thing”
Urgency – “Act Today, Not Tomorrow”
Ownership – “Work Like You Own the Company”
Alignment – “When Hilcorp Wins, We All Win”
Innovation – “Get Better Every Day”
In 2010, Hilcorp Energy Company was inducted into Great Game’s All-Star Hall of Fame, which recognizes companies who have played The Game for at least 10 years and demonstrated tremendous results.
To maintain that momentum, Hilcorp sends dozens of employees through Great Game training each year and has worked with the GGOB team to develop a customized business and financial literacy training for employees called “The Hilcorp Way”.