BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Forbes has named Bakersfield-based company, Aera Energy as one of the best midsize companies to work for on this year's Best Midsize Employers in America List.
Aera Energy is one of California’s largest oil and gas producers, was ranked 13th on the list of 500 best midsize companies in the United States.
Aera Energy says it employs about 1,100 employees and nearly 2,800 contractors in Kern, Fresno, Monterey and Ventura counties.
In a statement, Christina Sistrunk, president and chief executive officer of Aera Energy, said:
“We are truly humbled and honored Aera was named to Forbes America’s 2019 Best Midsize Employers List. Landing so high on the list tells me that we as a company are making a difference. Having the external validation from Forbes feels good, but what makes Aera great is our people who show up and work hard every day to safely and responsibly produce the oil that powers prosperity for California."
Forbes’ best midsize employers are selected based on the results of a series of independent and anonymous surveys conducted among 50,000 employees who work part or full time for companies with at least 1,000, but fewer than 5,000 employees in the United States.
To see the full America’s List of Best Midsize Employers, click here .