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Hess Corporation Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
158 Reviews
3.6
158 Reviews
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Hess Corporation Chairman and CEO John B. Hess
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Review Highlights

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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    Hess Management

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    Current Employee - EHS Specialist
    Current Employee - EHS Specialist

    I have been working at Hess Corporation

    Pros

    Good starting pay. Nice incentives.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 5 years)

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Lots of gained experience & great people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Payroll and Disability Specialist in Woodbridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Payroll and Disability Specialist in Woodbridge, NJ

    I worked at Hess Corporation

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Growth potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hess Corporation

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Had the potential for opportunity, but the company is set in its old ways and not open to change.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hess Corporation

    Pros

    Many nice people, opportunity to travel, large sign-on bonus. Competitive salary.

    Cons

    Many people are hired and promoted based upon who they know (friends of the Hess family) regardless of talent, has a "mom and pop" mentality, yet attempts to operate globally. Mr. Hess operates the company like a spoiled child.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure...which has already happened

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Would recommend

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hess Corporation

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, great company

    Cons

    Disorganized, not enough emphasis on career potential

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Depending on your manager, your experience can be rewarding or hostile.

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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

    Pros

    Most people are friendly and nice to work with.

    Cons

    Very little mobility, fast pace and high volume with an expectancy to not do anything wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer some sort of exchange program where people can learn different functions

  9.  

    Administrative Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Woodbridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Woodbridge, NJ

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

    Pros

    Many opportunity for career growth and advancement. Wondeful coworkers.

    Cons

    Salaries could use some improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management was very approachable and open to hearing opinions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Company headed in the right direction

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hess Corporation

    Pros

    Coworkers are genuinely helpful, ready to work hard, and want to make Hess better. Management is ready to listen to good ideas. Many perks for those in the corporate office (Houston).

    Cons

    The company is recovering from restructuring and employee departures, which means growing pains.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very Satisfied

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hess Corporation as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Even though didn't get a full time offer was really satisfied with my experience to learn some of real experience. Also learned what Industrial work would most likely be like.

    Cons

    Didn't get a full time offer from the internship, but at the same time the learning experience was great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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