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Hess Corporation Reviews

Updated June 10, 2018
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  • "There's an issue with work life balance, just like most places" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Lacked direction from senior management, lots of people leaving the ship" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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

    I worked at Hess Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Best management people. Treat you with respect

    Cons

    Nothing at all. Great company


  2. "Sr. Geoscience Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall positive corporate culture. Pay and benefits are fairly good. Outlook is always good when oil prices are high.

    Cons

    No defined career paths for those in this role. Takes an act of Congress to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    The practice of promoting admins or hiring non-college graduates into this role has tainted its reputation and has ultimately created a gross power imbalance in favor of the teams it supports. Solution: For this role, hire college graduates and make a serious attempt at developing their careers.

  3. "Reservoir Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hess Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Subsidized cafe, gym, coffee

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to grow within the company


  4. "Very good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hess Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flex schedule and the dining room and "Starbucks" discounts are great

    Cons

    The environment can be somewhat strained

    Advice to Management

    Be more steady with actions


  5. "HR Manager"

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

    Very competitive total reward package

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities for personal and career growth


  6. "Politics here are crazy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hess Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Nope. Can’t think of any.

    Cons

    Bad LT
    Nothing sets us apart anymore

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourself


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Standard work instruction vs training"

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    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.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "An Unfortunate Story"

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    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.


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