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16 Houston-Based Companies Hailed as Best Places to Work by US News

16 Houston-Based Companies Hailed as Best Places to Work by US News

16 Houston-Based Companies Hailed as Best Places to Work by US News

More than a dozen Houston-based companies share the spotlight on US News and World Reports compilation of the “Best Companies to Work For” in 2024-2025.

The annual report examines publicly traded companies around the world to determine the best employers based on six metrics including work-life balance and flexibility; quality of salary and benefits; job and business stability; career opportunities and professional development; and more. Companies were not ranked, but were included based on reader surveys and publicly available data about each workplace.

New for the 2024-2025 report, US News analyzed549 companies on 29 different lists, including the overall Best Companies list, which includes the top 300 companies from the US, UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Bermuda, 24 industry-specific lists and four regional lists.

There were a total of 16 Houston-based companies that made the lists, with the majority based in the city, while one was located in Spring and The Woodlands.

Leading the pack in Houston is a construction company Comfort Systems USA, which provides HVAC, plumbing and electrical services. Comfort Systems employs 15,800 people, generates $5.57 billion in annual revenue, and has a market capitalization of $11.21 billion. The company earned high marks for job stability, “belonging” and professional development opportunities, according to US News

Comfort Systems also appeared in US News the industry-specific “Best in Construction” list and the “Best Companies in the South” list.

Independent energy company. marathon oil was another top-rated Houston employer, with nearly 1,700 employees, an annual revenue stream of $6.38 billion, and a market capitalization of $15.4 billion. The company was specifically highlighted with the “Highest Pay Quality” label, but also has high marks for its work-life balance, job stability, and employee ownership.

In addition to being included on the overall “Best Companies” list, Marathon Oil earned recognition on the industry-specific “Best in Energy” list and the “Best Companies in the South” list.

A second Houston-based energy company that is earning a spot among top employers is ohaccidental (aka Oxy). The oil company, which has been operating since 1920, has nearly 12,600 employees and generates $27.43 billion in revenue annually.

According US News, Occidental offers many financial, health and wellness, and employment benefits, including 401k, tuition assistance, an employee assistance program, flexible work arrangements, and much more. The company also received the “Top Pay Quality” designation.

Occidental appeared in US News “Best in Mining and Raw Materials”, the general lists of “Best Companies” and “Best Companies in the South”.

Other top companies to work for in Houston include:

  • Insperity, Kingwood – Best in Professional Services; Best Companies (in general); The best companies in the south
  • Southwestern Power Company, Spring – Best in Energy; Best Companies (in general); The best companies in the south
  • PROS – Best in IT, Software and Services; Best Companies (in general); The best companies in the south
  • Powell Industries – Best in Manufacturing; Best Companies (in general); The best companies in the south
  • Stewart – Best in Insurance; Best Companies (in general); The best companies in the south
  • ConocoPhillips – Best in Energy, Best Companies in the South
  • LGI Houses, The Woodlands – Best in Construction; The best companies in the south
  • International Services Corporation – Best in Consumer Products and Services; The best companies in the south
  • Skyward Specialized Insurance – Best Companies in the South
  • Camden Property Trust – Best in Real Estate; The best companies in the south
  • Cheniere – The best in energy
  • EOG Resources – The best in energy
  • Murphy Oil Corporation – The best in energy

“Current and prospective employees understand the significant impact their employer has on their quality of life,” said Carly Chase, vice president of careers at US News and World Report, it’s a statement. “Whether you’re a recent graduate looking for a company to launch your career, an established professional looking for a change, or an HR professional researching the strengths of your company and others, Best Companies to Work For provides a central space to view What companies are knowing their employees ‘need the best.

The best places to work in Texas
In total, 42 different employers based in the Lone Star State managed to enter US News “Best Places to Work” lists 2024-2025. The Houston metropolitan area tied with Dallas-Fort Worth for the most top-rated employers, 16 each. Only one West Texas company appeared on the list: Diamondback Energy in Midland.

The main companies to work for in Austin are:

  • cirrus logic
  • Strike crowd
  • Digital real estate
  • silicon laboratories
  • E2open
  • Q2

The main companies to work for in San Antonio are:

  • Frost Bank
  • iHeartMedia
  • Rush Enterprises, Inc., New Braunfels

The best places to work in Dallas-Fort Worth are:

  • Thryv Holdings, Inc., Dallas
  • Comerica, Dallas
  • Veritex Community Bank, Dallas
  • Charles Schwab, Westlake
  • Southwest Airlines, Dallas
  • CMC, Irving
  • Sable, Southlake
  • Texas Instrument, Dallas
  • Omnicell, Fort Worth
  • Enhabit, Dallas
  • FirstSource Builders, Irving
  • Invitation Houses, Dallas
  • Celanese, Irving
  • Atmos Energy, Dallas
  • Lennox, Richardson
  • Caterpillar, Irving

The complete list of the best companies to work for can be found at usnews.com

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This article was originally published on CultureMap.