The holiday spirit is alive and well at Hilcorp Energy, where employees received up to a $100,000 bonus this year to celebrate the company’s booming production.
According to Fox 4, each of Hilcorp’s 1,381 employees received the bonus last week after the company managed to double its size over the last five years and boosted output to 150,000 barrels per day.
The amount of each individual bonus is prorated depending on what portion of the last five years each employee has worked at the company, Forbes said.
“It’s just a true gift. And I think myself, as long as everyone else is not going to give any less than one-hundred percent each day,” Hilcorp receptionist Amanda Thompson told Fox.
Hilcorp was founded in 1989 and is one of the largest privately-held oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States and the largest oil producer in Louisiana.
The company, owned by billionaire Jeffrey Hildebrand, has a history of extremely generous bonus gifts.
After the company hit its previous five year growth target in 2010, Hildebrand gave employees a choice between a $35,000 cash check or a $50,000 car, Fox 4 said.