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Hess Corporation Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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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 8 reviews)

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  1. "Don't waste your time"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They will pay for your cell phone

    Cons

    Unless you are a manager, do not think about it.

    Advice to Management

    You can not run a company with managers only. Some one has to do the work.


  2. "Reservoir Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Hess Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Family company with strong focus on social responsibility
    Recognizes good performance

    Cons

    Development opportunities reduced in recent years with the sale of several assets

  3. "Overall good. Constant re-orgs and moving people is getting old."

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    Current Employee - Process Specialist in Tioga, ND
    Current Employee - Process Specialist in Tioga, ND
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hess Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Good work/life balance. North Dakota is a great place to live. Some really good people work here.

    Cons

    Promotions are given based on politics not technical skills. Constant fear of re-org and no stability is something that is decreasing loyalty and commitment to the company significantly.

    Advice to Management

    Cool it on the re-orgs.


  4. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hess Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great company, great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    With the sale of the downstream businesses the quality of the work environment had significantly been impacted


  5. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hess Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good learning opportunities
    Given chances to take responsibility
    Great Houston office

    Cons

    Personal career growth was not a big focus


  6. "Geologist"

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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

    Great people, interesting projects, training

    Cons

    Holidays Evenings Saturdays Sundays


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Hess Corporation - Ineptitude Personified"

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

    I worked at Hess Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Fascinating Industry, Extremely competitive environment

    Cons

    Inept Senior Management team, Bleeding cash on way to oblivion. Stock price performance is indicative of leadership team

    Advice to Management

    Put the company up as a merger candidate

  8. "Classic Part-time Gas Station Job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ballston Spa, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ballston Spa, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hess Corporation part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hess was definitely a nicer cleaner place than some gas stations. It was a large gas station that I worked at, with more responsibilities than others. I worked closing shifts and at a very young age they entrusted me with closing up at night by myself, which was a cool experience for someone so young.

    Cons

    Overall it was understaffed and too much was expected of you. Often times working the closing shift I spent 4 to 5 hours in the store by myself. It got very boring sometimes or overwhelming with too many customers, depending on the day or what was going on. Eventually I figured a good system for it. Breaks weren't really established breaks, so basically you had none. Like the title says, overall this was just a classic less than desirable part-time (about 35 hours a week) job where I was overworked and bored. Now that they were bought out by Speedway, many things are changing.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the enjoyment of your workers.


  9. "Fun but bad pay"

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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

    Fun, good people(from my experience) easy going

    Cons

    Pay, power hungry managers, pay

    Advice to Management

    Calm down


  10. "Very good company"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Systems in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Systems in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Growth Opportunities, Visibility, Transparency, Compensation

    Cons

    Cyclical Industry, some process bottlenecks


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