Top Houston Employers

Top Employers in the Houston Region 2015


# Local

Business Description

Memorial Hermann Health


Healthcare system with 10 general hospitals, one physical rehabilitation hospital and one addiction treatment hospital.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Dedicated to eliminating cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through outstanding integrated quality programs in patient care, research, education and prevention.

United Airlines


Fourth-largest airline in the world, offering more than 3,100 departures to 144 domestic and 138 international destinations.

Exxon Mobil Corporation


Stewards of a global portfolio: oil, gas and chemical operations.

Houston Methodist


Nonprofit health care system of five hospitals, research institute, residency program.

Shell Oil Company


Oil and natural gas extraction, production/refining, natural gas/gasoline marketing, petrochemical manufacturing; oil and gas exploration and production research/technology; alternative energy products.

Kroger Company


Retail food, pharmacy and fuel business operating in Houston since 1955.

National Oilwell Varco


Designs, manufactures and sells equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling and production as well as oilfield services.



A leading supplier of technology, project management and information solutions to the upstream international oil and gas industry.

BP America, Inc.


U.S. headquarters in Houston; in past 5 years largest energy investor in U.S.; about 10,000 employees and contractors work here, making us one of Houston’s top employers.

UTMB Health


A leading academic medical center dedicated to the generation, dissemination and application of knowledge to better the health of Texas and the nation.

Baylor College of Medicine


Home to some of the best minds in medicine: delivering excellence in research, education and patient care.



Operations in Houston include North America and international upstream, midstream (pipeline, natural gas, power generation), downstream (aviation, trading, retail marketing), and energy research and development.



Managed services, facility management, food, refreshment, uniform and facility services.

Wood Group


Specialize in cased hole well logging, memory production logging, pressure transient monitoring and slick line services.

Pappas Restaurants, Inc.


Owner/operator: Pappasito’s Cantina, Pappas Seafood House, Pappas Barbecue, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Dot Diner, Yia Yia Mary’s Pappas Greek Kitchen, Pappas Grill & Steakhouse and Pappas Burger.

Source: Greater Houston Partnership, April 27, 2015  Click Here to View Online

Note: Ranked by number of employees. The list does not include casual dining establishments, municipalities, school districts, community colleges, public universities (except UTMB and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center), and governmental agencies.

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