Hess Corporation Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
143 Reviews
3.4
143 Reviews
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Hess Corporation Chairman and CEO John B. Hess
John B. Hess
88 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is good and various programmes are usual including lunch & learn programmes (in 10 reviews)

  • Terrific leadership, great benefits, supportive team environment, a place you could be proud to work (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • 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)

  • long hours mean customers thick heads (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    unpleasant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hess Corporation as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    many perks such as discounted meals and a starbucks on first level.

    Cons

    managers do not care if people are properly trained.

  2.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hess Corporation as an intern

    Pros

    Very hands on and learned a lot.

    Cons

    Long hours made it hard to have life outside of work

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The security of a large company with feel of small entrepreneurial firm.

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    Former Employee - Manager Energy Marketing  in  Woodbridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager Energy Marketing in Woodbridge, NJ

    I worked at Hess Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Terrific leadership, great benefits, supportive team environment, a place you could be proud to work.

    The company's response and actions the days/weeks following Hurricane Sandy illustrate what happening when great people are under great management. We did good not just for the company and each other but for the communities we did business and even our competitors. It was terrific to be a part of that.

    Cons

    John Hess sold the downstream businesses and let an activist investor dictate the future of his company. This is the only reason why I can't give the full 5 star rating.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Too many yes men historically

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hess Corporation

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good, comparable to others in E and P industry. Employees can contribute and make an impact

    Cons

    Elliott management plan in place and Hess leaders are in denial about the inevitable. Too many yes men historically to John Hess, who is himself apparently overly concerned with color of marble in the office and photos in reports.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with John Hess and your selves

  6.  

    Sales Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator  in  Woodbridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Woodbridge, NJ

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, flexible environment, great 401k

    Cons

    Many roadblocks internally to completing the sale

  7.  

    Hess is aspiring to be the best and supports that drive with innovation, flexibility, and leadership interest.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager of Performance Excelence  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager of Performance Excelence in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hess Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Drive and support for innovation and creativity. New and clear strategy to achive best in class performance. New processes and systems being added o allow state of the art change and ease performance limiters. Clear channels to communicate with Senior Leadership on a consistent basis.

    Cons

    Recent leadership changes and adjustments in strategy have caused delays and some confusion. Shortage of solid consistent leadership at many levels you would want to emmulate. Some silohed separation between teams and disciplines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent about needs and people. Encourage more open discussions to break down silohed culture. Reward and recognize idividual and team success more often.
    Make learning a core principle of getting better faster.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Satisfying

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Hess has a long term vision of being the stock of choice in energy by 2020. The company is focused on executing towards this vision with health, safety and the environment clearly in mind. Hess' leadership adapts and changes to meet the challenges associated with meeting their 2020 goal.

    Hess is ever changing. Recently they've begun the transition from a fully integrated oil & gas company towards just an exploration and production company. As to be expected there are many changes afoot to restructure the company this way.

    The company really tries to recruit, mentor and keep talented people. It's not a place for the lazy or tired, however, as they run a lean ship, meaning everyone puts in more than their share. The salaries, bonuses and benefits more than compensate for the heavy workload.

    Cons

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It is ok.

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hess Corporation as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    They have a nice cafeteria and coffee bar.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to be hired on fulltime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ability to be trained in all aspects of the business... As well as gain experience in those aspects

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Experience....working with people, from the crew to the customers.

    Cons

    Call offs, late arrivals for shifts, managers not putting in the time they should, not enough respect for having a good work ethic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Require your managers to actually clock in and out.....and pay more attention to the "little people" who are busting their backs to keep your stores running.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It's over!

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Cape Coral, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Cape Coral, FL

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

    Pros

    Pay and ins. benefits not enough pros to meet the twenty word minimum so I will just ramble just a bit longer.

    Cons

    Worst company ever for cutting payroll hours. Single coverage is the norm and half the bathrooms are outside. Ever go to a Racetrac and see a sigh on the door...BRB taking a crap?!
    NO because they have 4 or 5people working at a time!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late for advice! Good luck Marathon!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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