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Hess Corporation (formerly Amerada Hess Corporation) is an American global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. It was formed by the merger of Hess Oil and Chemical and Amerada Petroleum in 1968 led by Leon Hess. In 1995, his son John B Hess succeeded him as chairman and CEO. Hess, headquartered in New York City, placed #394 in the 2016 list of Fortune 500 corporations.In 2014, Hess completed a multi-year transformation to an exploration and production company by exiting all downstream operations, generating approximately $13 billion from assets sales beginning in 2013. Hess sold its gas station network to Marathon Petroleum (which operates under the retail brand Speedway); sold its wholesale and retail oil, natural gas and electricity marketing business to Direct Energy; closed its refineries in Port Reading NJ and St. Croix USVI (Hovensa JV with PDVSA); sold its bulk storage and terminalling business mostly to Buckeye Partners; and sold its 50% interests in two New Jersey power plants to their respective JV partners (Bayonne Energy Center: ArcLight Capital and Newark Energy Center: Ares EIF). Hess also sold its 50% interest in its JV commodities trading arm HETCO (Hess Energy Trading Company) to Oaktree Capital. HETCO is now known as Hartree Partners.

The company has exploration and production operations on-shore: United States and Libya and off-shore: United States (Gulf of Mexico), Canada, South America (Guyana & Suriname), Denmark and Southeast Asia (Malaysia and the Joint Development Area of Malaysia and Thailand).

A former employee had shared his 5 year experience with Hess corporation, "Job security with Hess Corporation has always been minimal at best. They do not recognize the different skill sets of their workforce nor how to utilize them properly. Too many management changes, no advancement or development opportunities for many roles.There was a large round of layoffs in early 2018, unfortunately things started to go downhill from there. Lots of departments now extremely short staffed and management does not seem to be willing to talk about how to fix the problem long term.

Too much sugar coating in terms of what has gone wrong in the past few years ie. the company does not have enough capital discipline compared to its peers who may have actually learned a few things over the low oil price period. Lean is a good thing yet many processes in practice aren't lean."


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Former Employee - Manager says

"I worked at Hess Corporation full-time for less than a year Cons: Poor leadership Every employee operates as though they are in fear of loosing their job, thus causes behaviors of exclusion, dishonesty and hoarding of information. Do not trust or confide in anyone. (any department) Very harsh place No work life balance."

Current Employee - Land Analyst says

"I have been working at Hess Corporation full-time for more than 8 years Cons: Laying off the most knowledge in order to keep the cheaper least knowledgeable employees. Constantly changing focus internally."

Former Employee - Senior Corporate Counsel says

"I worked at Hess Corporation full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Incompetent senior management who are essentially yes-men to John Hess, who himself appears to know virtually nothing about the upstream energy sector. The two worst general counsels I have worked with or for."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Hess Corporation full-time Cons: Bad LT Nothing sets us apart anymore"

Former Employee - Senior Manager says

"I worked at Hess Corporation full-time for more than 5 years 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."

Former Employee - Senior Treasury Analyst says

"I worked at Hess Corporation full-time for more than 5 years Cons: Hess Treasury on the other hand has been the worst working experience in my 15+ year Finance Career. I am not one to boast but I have quite an impressive background, having worked for some of the largest banks by assets such as JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup just to name a few. I say this to say that I am no stranger to the world of Finance and what it takes to be successful within the arena. I spent a number of years in Hess Treasury, and was faced with the some of the most humiliating experiences that a woman in Corporate America could ever imagine. I am finally posting this review after having left the company some time ago, because I want other women who are considering accepting positions within this group to think twice before you get yourself into a position where you will not be promoted because of the color of your skin, as well as your desire to start a family."

Former Employee - Drilling says

"I worked at Hess Corporation full-time for more than 5 years Cons: If after 2 years you're not a manager then you're done."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Hess Corporation full-time Cons: Inept Senior Management team, Bleeding cash on way to oblivion. Stock price performance is indicative of leadership team"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Hess Corporation full-time Cons: Management of careers of employees nonexistent"


"I worked at Hess Corporation Cons: The manager was a two faced slimy person. She makes life hell for those she uses and than tosses to the side. I don't know how any one can work for her."

Advisor (Former Employee) says

"If you like the old-timer style, go for it. expect routine works and no progress career and facing amateur decision with low-no commitment project plan and no career progress. Overall, you’ll be facing below standard of corporate oil & gas (upstream)."

Contracts Manager (Former Employee) says

"Management is in their business. They do not pay attention to contractors. THEY DO NOT CARE. No weekly meetings and so not know what is going on in the company. Lack of communication. Cons: no benefits at all"

Contractor Assistant (Former Employee) says

"not going to comment since I was not there long enough. Leave it for those who work there longer than 6 months. so thank you for the opportunity. kk"

CASHIER/STOCKPERSON (Former Employee) says

"I hated my time working for Hess. Cons: they didn't care about their employees"

Manager in Training (Former Employee) says

"Management liked it when you were rude to employees and made them cry. There human resource department was awful. Management could do or say what ever they wanted to their employees and no repracussions."

Store Manager (Former Employee) says

"will be doing daily audits, ordering.had to be on your best with employees stealing,calling in sick. Cons: the whole job"

Sales associate (Former Employee) says

"did not enjoy job i was doing managerial work at sales associate level for low pay, was purposely never given 40 hours a week, and the employee to customer ratio was unfair for the workload , i worked busy weekend nights by myself! Cons: no breaks, no free food intensives, low pay"

Sales Assicate (Former Employee) says

"I worked at the on in Baldwinsville. The management is horrible. You get treated like the scum of the earth with no hope of advancment or raises. Not worth putting in your application. Cons: everything about the place."

Assistant Manager (Former Employee) says

"This was a favor for a favor place to work. If you like to be idle, then this is the place for you. Cons: working there"

sales associate (Former Employee) says

"I didnt mind the work per say. But while I was there every thing was so disorganized the manger never knew what was going on some days I don't even think he knew his own name he was so lost and confused. The work basiclly consisted of working the cash registered, a little cleaning and then tracking lottery and ciggerettes at the end of the shift. That was not a problem for me that was kind of boring sometimes during an 8hr shift. My biggest complaint would have to be with the mangement team I worked under and the treatment I recieved when I went to them witha problem. So if you can handle poor treatment and disrespect then this is the job for you! Cons: poor treatment by mangement to employees"

General Manager (Former Employee) says

"If you enjoy spending all of your time at Hess with no life outside of this company, then by all means work for them. I would not recommend this company to anyone. The pay is lacking for every position, they expect you to dedicate your life to the store, they do nothing to help you find decent employees, the turn around for employment is so much higher than actual employees who stay with the company. Management hours are horrible as I spent 70 hrs a week at this dump for more than 7 months due to the location and continual employee theft. There is no job security, no advancement unless you know someone higher up, and their values are very hypocritical. Cons: no time off, lousy job, pay is not worth the effort expected from you."

Food Service Manager (Former Employee) says

"Hess is a non team playing company. They don't care about there employees. As well as there is very little room for advancment."

Sales Associate (Former Employee) says

"My typical day at work was standing all day, taking a break only when it was slow. Cons: no set working schedule, no set breaks, sporadic working hours."

Multi-Unit Manager (Current Employee) says

"-Management is hapless and disengaged Cons: 60 hour work weeks, poor treatment and benefits"

IT Support Analyst (Former Employee) says

"While it started off great, the job declined. I spent many years working hard and long hours. Gave up much time from my family to please Hess. Only to be passed up, after six years, for a management position to someone that was from outside the company - who was a friend of one of the interviewers. It was a huge slap in the face and that’s when I realized that no matter how hard I worked, it wouldn’t matter."

Global Drilling EHS Team Lead (Baken) says

"Management was terrible. When the restructuring was created, a lot of great supervisors left because of the micro management from managers that never worked in the field or had any oil and gas experience."

Procure to Pay (Current Employee) says

"I have been a contractor at Hess for about a year and the work is very easy, however the supervision and management are horrible. There is no communication and lots of unfair treatment. There is a lot of drama and people who are in position to stop the drama are the ones stirring it up. Would not suggest a long term career at Hess unless you enjoy daily cat fights. This company grew very fast and the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing. I will be glad when my contract is over. Cons: management"

Corp Tax Associate (Former Employee) says

"Corp Tax days are long & hectic with many deadlines.Tax Sr. Leadership & Management lack empathy & proper communication regarding their subordinates. Sometimes work environment is hostile and colleagues are cut throat due to management's unfair treatment. Cons: Management & Sr. Leadership lacks empathy, understanding of subordinates."

CSS- cashier (Former Employee) says

"The job start off okay then in a short time I realized its not a true company. Its basically drama and gossip and management does not care about employees or safety basically everything was a joke. As long as the manager didn't really have to come in and the Asst. Manager didn't have to cover any shift they didn't care what happened."

ND Damage Prevention Manager (Current Employee) says

"It appears Hess is preparing to sell the company. Once present care for company personnel has disappeared with new management. All signs are showing short term presence in the market."

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