Houston-based energy company Hilcorp has handed each of its 1,381 employees a $100,000 bonus. Hilcorp is one of the nation’s largest privately held oil and natural-gas exploration and production companies. For the last three years, it’s been named among Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.”
The company cut a check for each of its employees after successfully doubling the size of the company over a five-year period. It’s not the first time Hilcorp had deep pockets for its employees, either: The last time the company doubled in size, Fortune reports each employee had the option of choosing from a $50,000 voucher for a new car or $35,000 in cash.
The company’s website, which states “Our greatest resource is our people,” reads, “We are one of the largest, privately-held exploration and production companies in the United States. Our success is a direct result of hard work and dedication to doing the right thing.”
Hilcorp is also featured on Fortune’s 100 Best Places to Work, landing in the 20th spot for 2015.