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Hess Corporation Overview

New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (HES)
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the ... Read more

Hess Corporation – Why Work With Us?

Our Company

Hess Corporation is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. Our company’s purpose is to be the world’s most trusted energy partner.

Our company has an industry-leading position in a key U.S. shale play -- the Bakken in North Dakota. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade with the first phase of a planned multi-phase development of the Stabroek Block in Guyana underway.


Our Values Guide Our Business

Our Corporate Values reinforce our commitment to traditional Hess strengths and underscore the qualities that define us as a leading global independent energy company. At Hess, six core values guide our actions as individuals at work and as a corporation: Integrity, People, Performance, Value Creation, Social Responsibility and Independent Spirit. They are the basic building blocks of our organization’s culture and represent our company’s collective conscience. While our strategy changes over time based on business conditions, our values are enduring.


Independent Spirit: A 'Can Do' AttitudeWe are committed to preserving the special qualities and unique personality that have made us a successful independent enterprise.

People: We Grow, Develop and Reward People

We value each member of our workforce by investing in personal development, rewarding accomplishments and “growing our own” future leaders. We appreciate diversity and treat each other with respect. This is the Hess Way. 

Performance: Carefully Measuring Our Efforts

We are an agile team with a can-do spirit. We cooperate within and across businesses to achieve shared goals. We encourage innovation, accountability and collaboration and we hold each other accountable for our performance. 

Value Creation: Building a Sustainable Enterprise

We are committed to creating shareholder value based on sustained financial performance and long-term profitable growth. That means managing risk, and carefully considering each strategic, tactical and investment decision. 

Social Responsibility: Being a Trusted Partner

We are committed to meeting the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and making a positive impact on the communities where we do business. 

Integrity: Always Do The Right ThingWe will be guided by the highest standards of ethical business conduct and by this simple principle: Do the right thing. Our business is built on long-lasting relationships, founded on trust. Our handshake is our bond. We stand behind our promises. We treat our employees, customers and partners with fairness, honesty and respect, just as we would want them to treat us. At Hess, our goal is to build long-term relationships and trusted partnerships.

Hess is a values-driven company offering a world of challenging opportunities.

We support continuous learning and development.

At Hess, you can make a difference…

In your career by continually building your skills, experience and abilities – there are many opportunities for personal growth.

In your compensation by performing at a high level – the better you perform, the more you can earn.

In your quality of life with benefits that take good care of the necessities and give you meaningful extras – you’ll have the tools to build the life you desire for yourself and your family.

In the community by helping build life-saving water wells, inspiring others to learn and grow, rehabilitating parks and building homes for those less fortunate – we do the right thing even when nobody’s watching.

In the company’s success by taking initiative as an individual or as part of a team. You are empowered with the ability to influence the outcome, no matter what your job – you won’t get lost in the crowd.


Highly Competitive Compensation Packages

We reward employees for delivering results and creating value in the company the Hess way.  The better your performance and company results, the greater your compensation.  What you do every day makes a difference... and when the company succeeds, you share in that success.

Excellent Financial and Health Benefits

Our comprehensive benefit package helps employees and their families take care of necessities and provide meaningful extras. We offer medical, dental, life insurance, pension, savings and other programs, though the details vary based on job and location. We promote employee health through a variety of health management resources and tools focused on diet, nutrition, exercise and condition management.

Extensive Opportunities for Career Growth and Personal Development

We invest in our employees' professional development and offer challenging and rewarding opportunities for career growth. We provide everyone with the tools and resources they need to perform at a high level and help us achieve our goals. We help you reach your potential, build a fulfilling career, maximize your earning power and make a positive social impact.

A Safe, Healthy and Productive Work Environment

We work hard to ensure a workplace that allows everyone to get home safely every day, promotes wellness, offers the business tools and equipment to get the job done well, adheres to our values, provides meaningful opportunities to develop your skills and abilities, enables collaboration and teamwork, inspires innovation and creativity, and rewards performance.

Hess Corporation Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Great company to work for"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Workover Rig Supervisor in Minot, ND
    Current Employee - Workover Rig Supervisor in Minot, ND
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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


    The best interest of the employee in mind


    Slower pace than smaller, cowboy oil companies

    Advice to Management

    Change nothing. This is the best company I’ve worked for.

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Hess Corporation Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Owner Relations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Hess Corporation (Houston, TX) in December 2019.


    It was a 2.5 hour process split into three separate meetings with 2 people each. The questions were direct with an opportunity to ask your own questions near the end of each session.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: Are you confident you can handle the responsibilities of the role?   Answer Question
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Hess Corporation Awards & Accolades

  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
  • 50 Best Manufacturing Companies, IndustryWeek, 2009
  • Top Intern Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
  • Top Entry Level Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
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