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

Hess Corporation Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014

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Hess Corporation Chairman and CEO John B. Hess

John B. Hess

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61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work/life balance is good and various programmes are usual including lunch & learn programmes"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Great benefits to go along with the pay with life insurance"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Some senior management are empty suits"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Long hours and not much time off with paid vacation"
    in 5 reviews
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGoo pay and benefits. Hard working employees.

    ConsMore work to do then can be done. Concept is to do more with less.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Executive Assistant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsBenefits dental vision and health benefits. Dining room prices are excellent compared to area costs

    ConsMany changes all at once. Company
    Claims they care for employees but order if priority is staff is last

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect and dialogue with staff could possibly get you the leaders the respect you demand

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Average Company

    Cashier (Former Employee)
    West Bridgewater, MA

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

    ConsI 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Old Management Style

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    Woodbridge, NJ

    ProsGood work life balance.

    Cool people to work with.

    ConsVery bureaucratic and stifling atmosphere

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of some middle management to open communication lanes

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood employees good pay good locations

    Conslong hours mean customers thick heads

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    Was great, culture changed

    Human Resources Manager (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    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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    All hype. False vision.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people with good skills.

    ConsBad Management. No direction or wrong direction,

    Advice to Senior ManagementSell company.

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

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    Won't go back to Hess

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood experience for learning the Bakken.
    met a lot of good people
    Good pay and good benefits

    ConsToo many people in Texas and New York without field experience running the show from across the country. Doesn't work.
    Most of the good people have left because they couldn't handle the BS

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet out of the way or retire

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Woodbridge, NJ

    Prossalary, 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful professional environment to be a part of!

    Account Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsThe organization was full from top to bottom with leading industry professionals at each level. How many corporations today value their employees by offering a tradition pension plan along with a 401 k match? Very few, but Hess does! Communication about the goals and current status were frequent and beneficial.

    ConsThat John Hess and the BOD gave into Wall Street resulting in the parting of all non-E&P business entities. Company has went from a diverse group of affiliated entities to one solely focused on E&P that is tied to the price of oil.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGiven the Con comment above, the stock price has reacted quite positively as a result.

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

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