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Hess Corporation Reviews

Updated February 18, 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 7 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Employer Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hess Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Global Presence and a small company

    Cons

    Too rigid to adapt to change


  3. "Geologist"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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    "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. "Best Company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teams, management, and leaders. I've been with Hess for 5 years now. Benefits, salary, 401k, vesting options are fantasic!

    Cons

    None to report. Overall great company.


  7. "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.


  8. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Facilities Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Facilities Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The nicest people you ever worked with. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Oil business is in a bad way right now.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change a thing.


  9. "Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had some very good benefits, also had a company paid retirement plan.

    Cons

    Life balance can be challenging at times but not terrible.


  10. "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


  11. "Positive Experience & Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well established young professional network
    Many opportunities for growth and cross functional roles
    Travel and field opportunities are common and recommended
    Very positive working environment with many well experienced mentors

    Cons

    North Dakota is the main asset & travel/relocation to here is very likely.



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