Hess Corporation Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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Hess Corporation Chairman and CEO John B. Hess
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is good and various programmes are usual including lunch & learn programmes (in 12 reviews)

  • Great benefits, pay is top of the scale, lots of opportunities if you work in the right part of the company (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours mean customers thick heads (in 7 reviews)

  • 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)

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  1. Seismic Data Analyst

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    Current Contractor - Seismic Data Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Seismic Data Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hess Corporation as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company people are willing to train you on a variety of things everybody is friendly

    Cons

    The downtown commute and traffic leaving work to get home

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job

  2. Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Springfield, MA

    I have been working at Hess Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, excellent benefits, always fair

    Cons

    sold to speedway so we shall see

  3. It's a good company but really depends on your department and peers.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hess Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Has good potential but bad management.

    Cons

    Too much top down approach.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as assets.

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - General Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - General Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hess Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hess provides benefits to its employees

    Cons

    There are not enough rooms for growth and advancement

    Advice to Management

    Needs to emphasize developing employees with great potentials

  6. Best move I've ever made

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hess Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It sounds cliche, but in my opinion the people here are the best part of the company. While simultaneously being the most challenged here I've ever been, I also have a lot of fun. In addition, the company is big on career pathing and there are a lot of opportunities to move around and do different things. They really give people opportunities and have even seen them promote young professionals into management when deserving. We have great projects ahead and I believe one of the best positioned companies to weather the current oil climate and emerge even stronger.

    Cons

    Company has evolved from vertcially integrated to a pure independent. Along with that there have been internal challenges with org structure and systems, but some of that is behind us now and some we're still working through. While they generally are good with communication, sometimes I think there are also some areas of improvement in the way information filters through the organization.

    Advice to Management

    While in general I think we have good pay and benefits, I want to make sure we stay competitive in all areas of compensation and it's reflective and competitive with our new peer group of independents.

  7. Poor Management skills

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hess Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Customers and most co-workers were great. Customers always new how to put a smile on your face. Liked working with most of the employees, and had a good time.

    Cons

    The manager was a two faced slimy person. She makes life hell for those she uses and than tosses to the side. I don't know how any one can work for her.

    Advice to Management

    Get a manager in there that can be straight up and not a user.

  8. Hess Management

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    Current Employee - EHS Specialist
    Current Employee - EHS Specialist

    I have been working at Hess Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good starting pay. Nice incentives.

    Cons

    The longer the employee stays with the company the higher their yearly Evals should be.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the good ole boys from the organization. Especially out in the field assignments.

  9. Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hess Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many opportunities to take on different roles for those who want to be challenged.

    Cons

    Many talented people but certain departments lack valuable leadership skills

  10. Growth potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hess Corporation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great bonus structure that allows for earning potential and good career advancement potential. Training classes are informative and helpful. All of the tools needed to grow your business are at your fingertips.

    Cons

    Poor life /work balance. Long hours and high levels of stress. Some of the locations are in bad neighborhoods.

  11. Lots of gained experience & great people

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    Former Employee - Payroll and Disability Specialist in Woodbridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Payroll and Disability Specialist in Woodbridge, NJ

    I worked at Hess Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Met and worked with a lot of great people and & gained a lot of payroll & benefits experience

    Cons

    Unfortunately the company changed it's direction and a lot of people lost their positions. Those that wanted to keep positions had to relocate to Houston, TX

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