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Hess Corporation Reviews

Updated April 17, 2018
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  • There's an issue with work life balance, just like most places (in 9 reviews)

  • Too many initiatives rolled out by senior management (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adviser in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Adviser in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hess Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and work atmosphere

    Cons

    Oil & Gas industry downturn is stilling


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Standard work instruction vs training"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instrumentation and Electrical in Tioga, ND
    Current Employee - Instrumentation and Electrical in Tioga, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hess Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company truly does care about safety, every day and every job.

    Cons

    The management thinks everyone is stupid, believing that every job and every task can be managed by written work instruction. So when situations arise outside of the parameters of the work instructions, employees are not trained to use critical thinking to solve problems. To to that off, the work instructions were slapped together without any quality control.

    Advice to Management

    Train the employees to do there jobs instead of handing them a bad set of work instructions.

  3. "Big dreams, little hope"

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    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Watford City, ND
    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Watford City, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Hess Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and you can learn alot

    Cons

    Dog eat dog mindset

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your employees strengths


  4. Helpful (1)

    "An Unfortunate Story"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hess Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is great. Lots of opportunity to do different things.

    Cons

    Management talks about becoming data driven, but in action highly insulates the yes-man mentality. Company is the most political place I’ve ever worked. Advancement is awarded to the more bureaucratically/politically skilled employees over those producing results through usage of hard skills and data driven approaches. Whereas process is continually talked about, it’s rarely documented, consistent or embraced/reinforced by management. In the company values, there’s an “independent spirit” statement that effectively serves as an excuse for managers/employees to do whatever you want with little cohesion or alignment to the company’s strategic objective. Culture embraces an ‘opt-out’ behavior and heavily weighs on those who demonstrate ownership. Executive management is a group of stereotypical white, good old boys who have been together for years.

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately, management thinks they’re change agents, but the proof is in the pudding - observe lifting costs relative to competition, stock price performance or nearly any other relative measure... Hess is lowest quartile. Executive management should Resign or at least listen to Elliott’s ideas. The shareholders and enterprise value would finally realize value accretion.


  5. "Geologist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hess Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic work environment with great work/life balance. For the most part, mid level managers really seem to care about helping you plan and prepare for your career and invest in developing your talents. Upper management attempts to maintain a higher level of transparency than other companies of this size.

    Cons

    Seems to a bit of turmoil at the top, currently.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within more


  6. "Engineering Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Advisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Advisor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hess Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great and talented people . The projects to work for a new grad are outstanding and the on-the -job training along with technical classroom training is very good. Compensation is above average, but the latest I've heard is they are reducing this to align more with peers.

    Cons

    There have been substantial lay-offs the last few years. and asset sales make this company have very little growth for younger employees. Hess usually only fills management positions from outside the company. You don't have much impact in the company portion of the yearly bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more employees from within the company or those that you have trained. Be more transparent on opportunities for employees 3 -5 years down the road .


  7. "Not bad, but not great either"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hess Corporation full-time

    Pros

    - most folks are friendly and easy to work with
    - flexible hours
    - great perks

    Cons

    - boys club
    - management doesn’t always utilize employees in productive way

  8. "IT specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hess Corporation full-time

    Pros

    opportunity to learn the technology

    Cons

    management chaos without awakening employee's ownership


  9. "Used to be a good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hess Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent salaries, nice amenities.

    Cons

    Office politics, no focus, bad decisions


  10. "Land"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hess Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Love the job and colleagues.

    Cons

    Lots of office politics and challenges.


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