Hess Corporation
3.3 of 5 132 reviews
www.hess.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Wasteful, "wag-the-dog" organization mostly managed by middle-management rejects from other more successful E&P's..

Analyst (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

ProsHess Tower is a brand-new, shiny building in downtown Houston right next to a fantastic park. The dining facility is well-run with lots of delicious options and plenty of room to sit and socialize with fellow employees. Parking is conveniently attached to the office tower, and there are no shortage of available spaces. Location is convenient to attending other events in the downtown Houston area during off-hours. There are some good people working here as well. The company subsidizes membership in local gyms, which is very nice if you need a work-out break during the day.

ConsCONSTANT change. Constant turnover. Inefficient recruiting / hiring process. Political promotions. Rampant dishonesty and mistreatment of employees. Most middle managers and advisors are either retirees from other companies or passed-over aspirants to their positions within Shell, BP, or a few other companies with seeming pipelines right into Hess middle management. House of Hess is a mantra drilled into the heads of all employees, but the executive leadership is sadly out of touch with how badly misunderstood and/or misapplied it is. Staggering amounts of rework necessitated by field/operations people not following procedures. Puzzling self-inflicted barriers to getting work done caused by policies that are not well-thought out, not well-implemented, or have no buy-in from the managers closest to the process.

Advice to Senior ManagementCrack open the wallet a bit more and hire better people into middle management. Stop being dishonest with your employees. Take the time to learn what the real challenges are on the operations level and stop dreaming up silly analogies that actually DISTRACT from the job at hand, rather than reinforcing it. Stop throwing good money after bad, funding projects that are inefficient at the expense of the potential good money-makers in your portfolio.

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


    Pros: Lots of responsibility for any position. Cons: Not a good company to work for. Advice to Senior Management: Not 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… More
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    Great Company

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Woodbridge, NJ

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


    Pros: Great company, with an exciting growth plan. Senior management… Cons: Hard company to get into, unless you have level of expertise in… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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