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EOG Resources
Average total pay: $171,943
For: Engineer*
Best companies rank: 67

Enron is long gone, but spinoff EOG Resources has become one of the nation's leading independent drillers of oil and gas. And despite lower oil prices, last year the company continued to hire new staffers and promote employees. No one was laid off.

EOG offers a rich pay and benefit package that includes stock options for all employees. And good news for employee stockholders: EOG shares are now trading near $100, more than double their $45 price in March.

It's not just the stock that's healthy these days. The company is promoting wellness: Several locations sponsor health fairs, and at its Houston headquarters, there's a walking club and a Weight Watchers program, where 64 employees lost a combined 754 pounds in less than a year.

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Last updated January 26 2010: 11:14 AM ET
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