Hess Corporation

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Hess Corporation Reviews

Updated July 16, 2014
Updated July 16, 2014
135 Reviews

3.4
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Hess Corporation Chairman and CEO John B. Hess
John B. Hess
86 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is good and various programmes are usual including lunch & learn programmes (in 10 reviews)

  • Terrific leadership, great benefits, supportive team environment, a place you could be proud to work (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • With all of the changes, it can be challenging at times to find the right work/life balance while still achieving set goals and objectives (in 4 reviews)

  • long hours mean customers thick heads (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Manager, IT

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    Current Employee - Manager, IT  in  Woodbridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager, IT in Woodbridge, NJ

    Pros

    Very nice company to work for.

    Cons

    There are not many cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The security of a large company with feel of small entrepreneurial firm.

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    Former Employee - Manager Energy Marketing  in  Woodbridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager Energy Marketing in Woodbridge, NJ

    Pros

    Terrific leadership, great benefits, supportive team environment, a place you could be proud to work.

    The company's response and actions the days/weeks following Hurricane Sandy illustrate what happening when great people are under great management. We did good not just for the company and each other but for the communities we did business and even our competitors. It was terrific to be a part of that.

    Cons

    John Hess sold the downstream businesses and let an activist investor dictate the future of his company. This is the only reason why I can't give the full 5 star rating.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Sales Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator  in  Woodbridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Woodbridge, NJ

    Pros

    Fast paced, flexible environment, great 401k

    Cons

    Many roadblocks internally to completing the sale

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    Hess is aspiring to be the best and supports that drive with innovation, flexibility, and leadership interest.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager of Performance Excelence  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager of Performance Excelence in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Drive and support for innovation and creativity. New and clear strategy to achive best in class performance. New processes and systems being added o allow state of the art change and ease performance limiters. Clear channels to communicate with Senior Leadership on a consistent basis.

    Cons

    Recent leadership changes and adjustments in strategy have caused delays and some confusion. Shortage of solid consistent leadership at many levels you would want to emmulate. Some silohed separation between teams and disciplines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent about needs and people. Encourage more open discussions to break down silohed culture. Reward and recognize idividual and team success more often.
    Make learning a core principle of getting better faster.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Too many yes men historically

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good, comparable to others in E and P industry. Employees can contribute and make an impact

    Cons

    Elliott management plan in place and Hess leaders are in denial about the inevitable. Too many yes men historically to John Hess, who is himself apparently overly concerned with color of marble in the office and photos in reports.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with John Hess and your selves

  7.  

    Satisfying

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Hess has a long term vision of being the stock of choice in energy by 2020. The company is focused on executing towards this vision with health, safety and the environment clearly in mind. Hess' leadership adapts and changes to meet the challenges associated with meeting their 2020 goal.

    Hess is ever changing. Recently they've begun the transition from a fully integrated oil & gas company towards just an exploration and production company. As to be expected there are many changes afoot to restructure the company this way.

    The company really tries to recruit, mentor and keep talented people. It's not a place for the lazy or tired, however, as they run a lean ship, meaning everyone puts in more than their share. The salaries, bonuses and benefits more than compensate for the heavy workload.

    Cons

    With all of the changes, it can be challenging at times to find the right work/life balance while still achieving set goals and objectives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It is ok.

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX

    Pros

    They have a nice cafeteria and coffee bar.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to be hired on fulltime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Average Company

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  West Bridgewater, MA
    Former Employee - Cashier in West Bridgewater, MA

    Pros

    Typical structure. Average workforce. Management expected a reasonable amount of return on their minimum wage investment.

    Cons

    I worked in a small two room location. the entire building was about 8' x 10'. The back storage room was also the office and the bathroom. if you were claustrophobic at all, it would not be an ideal working situation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good company to work for. They take care of their people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Woodbridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, NJ

    Pros

    salary, 401k, pension, work environment, people, opportunity for growth.
    My division was sold off to another company due to outside pressure from a hedge fund manger.
    During the whole process of the divestiture, Hess take care of their employees, and made sure we were well informed about the process. I'm going to miss working for Hess.

    Cons

    medical benefits, internal politics, needs to improve in their IT department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    the comprehensive corporate structure.Hess is nationwide distributor of gasoline and other fuels

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in New York, NY

    Pros

    Elite,Efficient,Enthusiastic,Energy Corporation.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - -

    Cons

    Lower cadre worker annual income less than $24000/annual. <24000/Annum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review lower cadre staff/workforce schedule and allow overtime work schedule to efficient and loyal workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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