Hess Corporation

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Hess Corporation Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
134 Reviews

3.4
134 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 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.  

    I am a team player who provides guidance, instruction, direction, and leadership to the current IT team.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Team Lead  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Team Lead in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Growing opportunities within Exploration and Production environment.

    Cons

    Currently the IT Management is moving towards outsourcing to external vendors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a in-house core team and surround them by contractors if the business is moving towards outsourcing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    a public company run like a private, which is why its in its current state...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Woodbridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, NJ

    Pros

    great industry; heritage of the brand; historically strong profits

    Cons

    senior leadership has never had a clue. Drove decisions at the detail level with no strategy; put the wrong people into roles without experience and didn't walk the talk of holding people accountable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together. Get rid of senior and mid mgt (including spun off businesses) and start holding the teams accountable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great internship program

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Supply Chain Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Global Supply Chain Intern in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great overviews, great training. Intern field trips.

    Cons

    Lack of full time openings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hess Corp-Amerada Hess... Site mgr

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - General Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    The company had one of the best benefit packages around.

    Cons

    They really do not promote from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is advice to all upper mgmt at all companies...if you want loyalty, you need to be loyal to your people. Hess was a better company when Leon was alive.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Hess, a true roller coaster of a company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Geological Advisor  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Geological Advisor in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Generally really good and committed people working at the lower levels.

    Cons

    An upper management from hell. They change direction/strategy and coin a new corny name for it every 6 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace upper and middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    No focus and no follow through

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Woodbridge, NJ
    Current Employee - General Manager in Woodbridge, NJ

    Pros

    If you can get into management, you can earn a mostly living wage salary.

    Cons

    - No communication from corporate.
    - Site maintenance has been abandoned in the name of budgeting.
    - Increasingly myopic focus on suggestive/up selling as the sole business strategy.
    - No means to give feedback on ineffective marketing reps without retaliation.
    - Blatant lack of accounting for what sites do and do not have in regards to items like fast food, walk in coolers, correct planograms, etc.
    - No prospect of advancing past general management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hess needs to remember they are in the gas station business (although, not for much longer) and needs to make an actual effort to stay relevant.

    What happened to the digital price signs we were promised years ago? What have repaving lots that have pot holes and repairing old sites that are falling apart? Apparently, all the money is going towards beer caves and developing computer screens that automatically suggestive sell items to customers.

    Also, stop forcing out distributions of products that don't sell. Artificially boosting a site's margin, by flooding the back stock just eats up money in the long run.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Got hired as a sales associate at gas station with two academic degrees(incl MBA).what else?

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Associate

    Pros

    Brand recognition. Everybody points on me by telling that I'm working for Fortune 100 company

    Cons

    My recent position is non-major related, absolutely

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall good experience - ability to grow and learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    great pensions also there is a 401k

    Cons

    top management not leaving so nowhere to move after a certain level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate better to employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Lots of changes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Strong company culture, great people, great benefits. Feel empowered to make decisions that affect job direction.

    Cons

    Too many organizational changes in the last few years. Strategy has created a lot of uncertainty.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best Internship experience ever

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Houston, TX

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Friendly environment
    - Efficient work protocol
    - Brand loyalty and employee recognition

    Although this is a very large corporation, Hess is like a big family. Everyone is very friendly, and management believes in treating its employees well.

    Cons

    My experience was very pleasant. I honestly do not see cons with working with Hess.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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