Hess Corporation
3.3 of 5 115 reviews
www.hess.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 31, 2014

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Hess Corporation Chairman and CEO John B. Hess

John B. Hess

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59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Was great, culture changed

Human Resources Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Hess Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLots of opportunities to change roles and travel

ConsBringing in leaders from the outside rather than promoting from within changed the culture in to a mini-Shell which was against the value of "Independent Spirit". It became a suffocating place to work

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bittersweet

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

I have been working at Hess Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIt is always wonderful to know that you are part of really making some kid out there's christmas when the Hess Truck comes back each year. Additionally, the resource center has always been there to answer any questions I have.

ConsI had always anticipated that working for such a big name company would allow me to be paid justifiably or at least have a chance to move up in position.

Advice to Senior ManagementI think Merit based wage increases should be given as they were in the past, that there should be an official "Associate Trainer" position, and lastly that NO employee should be scheduled to work alone on a shift.

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Not many opportunities

Senior Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Rochester, NY

I worked at Hess Corporation part-time for more than 3 years

ProsFlexible hours, college program, you meet some friendly people and not so friendly people, promotions, vacation pay after time

ConsLong hours, no breaks, no employee discounts, rude customers, no sick days, lost my vacation because a manager didn't want to include it into her store budget or have to find someone to cover shifts

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees a decent salary for the amount of work they do

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It is a paycheck

Store Manager (Current Employee)
Tampa, FL

I have been working at Hess Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood pension, 401K will end though with the sale/spin off

ConsChaotic, disorganized. Promotion based on anything but merit. Not enough resources to operate the business at decent level.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at what competitors are doing right. Stop coming up with programs that can only fail. New year, new idea that wastes money for no results.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I am a team player who provides guidance, instruction, direction, and leadership to the current IT team.

Service Delivery Team Lead (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Hess Corporation as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGrowing opportunities within Exploration and Production environment.

ConsCurrently the IT Management is moving towards outsourcing to external vendors.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a in-house core team and surround them by contractors if the business is moving towards outsourcing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Decent place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hess Corporation as an intern for more than a year

ProsGood location and friendly coworkers

ConsUses old technology like windows xp

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to upgrade technology

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great opportunity to test out management skills in a fast paced business environment

Manager (Former Employee)
Brooklyn, NY

I worked at Hess Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat benefits - tuition reimbursement, blue cross blue shield medical insurance, delta dental, matching 401k contribution up to 6% of each paycheck, quarterly bonuses 15% of base.

ConsLimited prospects for growth beyond regional management level, low pay based on amount of responsibilities

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company

Accountant (Current Employee)
Woodbridge, NJ

I have been working at Hess Corporation full-time for more than a year

ProsGood company, but sold out to a hedge fund.

ConsSenior management is horrible. Have the keys to the porche and do not know what to do with it.

Advice to Senior ManagementGood company, but sold out to a hedge fund.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Under hostile takeover

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hess Corporation for more than 8 years

ProsManagement gives you the freedom and responsibility to make projects your own. Work is interesting and good work/life balance.

ConsOpportunity for advance,en limited unless you're in the inner circle. Merit plays very small role. Management let their guard down with exposure to hostile takeover. Was less than truthful to employees in the lead up.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhere do I start? Don't overpromise your employees. "House of Hess" and "Growing Your Own Timber" we're total jokes.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not a good company to work for.

Design Engineer (Former Employee)
Niles, MI

I worked at Hess Corporation full-time for more than a year

ProsLots of responsibility for any position.

ConsNot a good company to work for.

Advice to Senior ManagementNot a good company to work for.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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