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Hess Corporation Reviews

Updated June 15, 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. "Excellent company..!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - G&G Applications Advisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - G&G Applications Advisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    This company is Family Focus

    Cons

    this job is far from my Home


  2. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great immediate supervisor, good pay, okay hours, unfortunately sold.

    Cons

    Long days, lots of expectations, 24/7 responsibility, could pay more bonuses

    Advice to Management

    People come first- if you want long term employees


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Focused on the Short Term"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hess Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Cafeteria, high level of compensation

    Cons

    Very corporate culture, lack of strategic thinking, terrible health insurance plan


  4. "Hess Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compensation and Benefits in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Compensation and Benefits in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hess Corporation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    9/80 flexible work schedule, restaurant style cafeteria on-site

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Reservoir Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Texas in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Texas in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, solid compensation, diversity in opportunities available.

    Cons

    Starting to become a process driven company which values compliance over originality. Top heavy, too many directors, managers VPs.

    Advice to Management

    Lean out from top down. Processes are good ONLY IF they add value.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EHS Specialist in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - EHS Specialist in Katy, TX
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hess Corporation (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large company with a small family oriented company feel

    Cons

    Organizational development can be confusing


  7. "Wonderful employers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Hollywood, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Hollywood, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hess Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    awesome company, wonderful management always encourage to grow up in the company. Fair dealing with employees and customers.

    Cons

    Always wanted to stay with the company but was bought out.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Technical Professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Professional technical work environment
    Offices not cubicles allow for privacy and focus
    Competitive compensation and benefits
    Access to many talented individuals for collaboration and problem solving

    Cons

    Company in transition from an integrated oil and gas company to a pure Exploration/Production company requiring reorganization and leadership changes.
    Current low oil prices create a volatile business environment and can lead to career instability.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency and communication to the staff concerning company goals at all management levels should increase staff moral, productivity and decrease confusion.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Solid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hess Corporation (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you like responsibility and a fast paced environment, then this is the challenging you were looking for and plenty rewarding

    Cons

    High Stress, pulled in a lot of directions. Not always appreciated or recognized. Some times feel like you are taken for granted until the year end

    Advice to Management

    Keep dedicating resources to training and development. Very rewarding and helps in multiple fashions.


  10. "Great company. Shame they divested the downstream"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Marlboro, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Marlboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hess Corporation (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great pay. Great work life balance

    Cons

    Downstream divested. Lost job. Enough said.

    Advice to Management

    It's the people up and downstream that made he company. Don't lose anymore good people.


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