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Hess Corporation Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  • There's an issue with work life balance, just like most places (in 9 reviews)

  • They need to do a better job of vetting the people they put in upper management positions because excrement rolls downhill (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Environmental Manager"

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

    I worked at Hess Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and work location

    Cons

    Lacked direction from senior management, lots of people leaving the ship

    Advice to Management

    Need to get the right straregy


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Supply Chain"

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

    I worked at Hess Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great as a whole. Great benefits, hours (9/80) and compensation.

    Cons

    A few years back the company started hiring managers with no O&G experience. They started using "Is who you know" rule and bringing friends to management positions. Culture started deteriorating, trust was disheartening, workload increased for some people, politics sky rocked. Very stressful workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Hire management that is able to support his direct reports with knowledge, people skills, motivational, team leader and great sense of leadership. Having a management title does not give power or privileges. It imposes responsibility, and your responsibility is your workload, the company and the people below you.

  3. "Geologist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hess Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, good people to work with

    Cons

    Not maternity leave policy, not work/life balance especially for mothers


  4. "It was okay"

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    Former Intern - IT Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hess Corporation as an intern

    Pros

    -Great location
    -Friendly people on my team
    -Learned a lot, had an excellent mentor for my project
    -Some nice perks (intern field trips, convenient parking, subsidized coffee shop)
    -The pay wasn't bad, although similar positions at larger companies pay a bit more

    Cons

    -Kind of gloomy/foreboding atmosphere at times - lots of empty desks in the building
    -Sometimes the expectations for interns were unclear
    -Not much in the way of any formal training for IT interns
    -The IT department didn't have the common decency to ever get back to us regarding full-time offers; I had to text my mentor to informally get the news that layoffs were occurring, so full-time offers probably weren't on the table as far as they knew. It would have been nice to have been contacted, ever, after the internship ended. The last time I checked with them, the other interns in my dept hadn't heard back, either.

    Advice to Management

    Work on your communication


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Don't speak your mind in exploration"

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

    I worked at Hess Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people outside of upper management
    Good compensation and overall benefits
    Guyana will carry the company until XOM decides to buy them
    Location and building are great

    Cons

    Senior Exploration Management say they want your ideas - along as they're the same as theirs
    Complete dependence on deep water exploration will hurt cash flow
    No room for honest technical feedback
    Early career development program was great, now is non-existent so I wouldn't start my career here
    A significant number of early career folks are moving to other companies
    There's an issue with work life balance, just like most places

    Advice to Management

    Get a backbone and figure out how to listen to the really smart people who work for you


  6. "Not the best"

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your pay check was always on time.

    Cons

    Management was horrible, no employee discounts.

    Advice to Management

    Get realistic expectations.


  7. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    Everything has good and bad in it

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Holidays, Evenings, Saturdays and Sundays (Hess)"

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    Former Employee - Advisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Advisor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hess Corporation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well compensated when Oil is priced well.

    Cons

    No value to loyalty of employees. Promote politicians over technical experts. Does not value service providers like Finance or IT. No work life balance for Finance / Accounting personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of evaluating value added by an employee. Part of saving ability to ramp up is to have service professionals that are capable still on staff. Engineers and Geo-techs are not the only ones who add value to the corporation.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Statistically unlikely to get promoted from hired grade level"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hess Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people with great benefits and compensation

    Cons

    Statistically unlikely to get promoted from hired grade level -- this is true for both men and women. You'll receive lots of opportunities to grow, learn and rotate positions, but all will be lateral moves. Company states core value is to "grow our own timber" but consistently hires outside the company for positions that could easily be filled in-house.

    Advice to Management

    Develop in-house staff and start recognizing the potential of women. In 8 out of 10 meetings I would be the only woman, and although I would be leading the meeting, I would often hold the lowest ranked position in the conference room. The gender statistics in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Corporate Sustainability Reports should be embarrassing to you.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hess Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Money is decent and work life balance

    Cons

    People are incompetent and management has no accountability

    Advice to Management

    Hire some competent people, reign in costs


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