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Featured, Aera At Work Mar 8, 2022

Aera lands high on Forbes list

Aera Energy takes ninth place on 2022 Forbes America’s Best Midsize Employers List

Aera Energy is a three-time recipient of the Forbes America’s Midsize Employer List, placing ninth in the 2022 ranking and securing its spot in the top ten midsize companies to work for in the United States.

Aera’s current ranking builds on its rankings for 13th place in 2019 and 75th in 2018, showing its commitment to creating a culture of inclusion, innovation and exceptional care for people in which employees feel passionately engaged and empowered to make an impact. The oil and gas company employs about 1,050 employees and 1,600 contractors in Kern, Fresno, Monterey and Ventura counties. It ranked third among the 35 companies listed in the construction, oil & gas operations, mining and chemicals category and was top ranked among oil and gas production companies.

“We are honored that Aera was named as a top ten company on Forbes America’s 2022 Top Midsize Employers’ list. Especially at a time of the Great Resignation and a dynamic work environment, this is a great boost for all of us,” said Erik Bartsch, president and chief executive officer of Aera Energy. “The credit goes to Aera employees, who have created our culture of inclusion, respect and genuine care for one another and the communities where we operate. We really appreciate all that our employees do to help us power great todays and better tomorrows for the people of California.”

Aera supports employees’ success by providing a variety of professional development and learning opportunities, flexible schedules, generous leave, wellbeing programs and more. Communities where Aera operates–Kern, Fresno, Monterey and Ventura counties are ideal places for employees to work, live and raise their families with easy commutes, great schools, affordable housing, and a variety of cultural and outdoor activities employees can enjoy year-round.

Forbes’ top midsize employers were selected based on the results of a series of independent and anonymous surveys conducted among 60,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 but no more than 5,000 employees. Surveyed employees were asked whether they would recommend their employer and about topics such as working conditions, professional development opportunities and compensation.

To see the full America’s List of Best Mid-Size Employers, visit



DID YOU KNOW? Aera Energy is named to Forbes America’s Midsize Employers List for the fourth time and is among the top midsize companies to work for in the United States.

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