Hess Corporation Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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Hess Corporation Chairman and CEO John B. Hess
John B. Hess
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Pros
  • good work life balance, family minded (in 12 reviews)

  • Great benefits and fair to employees (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and not much time off with paid vacation (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. manager

    Former Employee - Manager in Sound Beach, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Sound Beach, NY

    I worked at Hess Corporation (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    employess, co-workers customers and vendors

    Cons

    very long hours for little pay

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Nice place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Good comp at to work for when oil prices are up!!

    Cons

    Hard to become a permanent employee if u start off as contract through an agency.. Unless u have a degree..

    Advice to Management

    Start hiring more of your contract workers.


  3. Review - Hess Upstream Engineering

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Hess Corporation

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits including defined benefit pension, 401k match, company HSA contribution, subsidized health insurance, and corporate perks such as discounts on cell phone plans, mortgage rate reductions, etc. Almost everyone works a 9/80 work schedule

    Cons

    So many drillers in the company now, most with a very territorial and mach attitude. Does not make the company culture very collaborative.

    Advice to Management

    Be more genuine and less passive-aggressive. Promote more from in-house instead of from the pool of managers who have ended their careers at the major oil companies.


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  5. High attrition at Carigali Hess Operating Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CHOC Worker in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - CHOC Worker in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are not looking for a self and career development, this is the place.

    Cons

    Surrounded by two-faced and backstabbers. Majority of them are lazy and play truant. Judgemental, assuming they are smart. If you really know the work, you'd realised how little knowledge they know about the work. Unappreciative with subordinates' hardwork, unless the subordinates have good repo with the chairman. Unfair treatment. Narrow minded, low mentality and low integrity type of people. Failed free harrasment policy failed, harrasment can be seen everywhere and almost everyday. Poor career development. They know how bad the company is, hard to find a review of the conpany on the net. Low quality work, low mentality worker at certain dept. Overall, low work integrity.

    Advice to Management

    Dont create office politic, be wiser, be more matured, be more professional, etc


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Texas in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Texas in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    No company is perfect, but Hess is a smaller culture company, with excellent benefits and potential for international work and mobility. Great offices in Houston, great benefits and for the most part, treated like a professional.

    Cons

    Some very strange hiring practices. Poor HR. Get a lot of deadwood leaders from the majors...not a good fit for an independent like Hess. A lot of people promoted to Director and VP level that have no management or leadership skills - but are very intelligent technically in their field.

    Advice to Management

    Do not lose the Hess way by hiring all the Shell and BP people. Some of them left those other companies for a reason. Make sure HR actually does verification of references of all new hires. Mr. Hess and Mr. Hill - please know your leadership team tells you what you want to hear 90% of the time, and not what you should hear.


  7. Great while it lasted!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative

    I worked at Hess Corporation (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company was very focused and mentoring, training and developing the leadership team. Rewarded for high performance with high potential bonus program.

    Cons

    After many years of hard work with a great team of people, Hess made the decision to divest downstream businesses including retail and many of us parted ways.


  8. Intermediate Piping Designer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intermediate Piping Designer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Intermediate Piping Designer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Hess Corporation (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Design Oil Battery with Steel

    Cons

    Short Period to learn about project and company

    Advice to Management

    Open


  9. Great place to work and grow

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hess Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great place to work. I have learned and grown the most in my career at Hess

    Cons

    Work life balance is not completely there


  10. Data Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Was a nice place to work. A lot of nice people.

    Cons

    Long walk from the Park N Ride drop off to building (10 blocks)


  11. Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hess Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great company, treated employees fairly.

    Cons

    They sold our division off.



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