A good company to work for, but needs to concentrate harder on remaining a good company to work for
Sr. Engineering Technical Specialist (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – July 2, 2018
Hess Corporation has been a good company to work for during my 20+ years there, and I have met, worked for and worked with many good people during that time. Hess believes strongly in creating a safe working atmosphere for its employees and continues to make positive strides in promoting a culture of safety. The work/life balance is good, and Hess offers a comparable compensation package.
However, with constant organizational changes and a couple of layoffs in as many years, there is currently a culture of mistrust and worry. Employees with experience are now gone, leaving employees with little experience to take over. Those remaining employees feel stretched with no real sense of direction or guidance from management, and no trust that management is listening to employees' concerns.
While overall, Hess Corporation is a good company to work for, it presently needs to concentrate much harder on keeping themselves a good company to work for.
flexible work hours, good work/life balance, 9/80 work week (every other Friday off), annual incentive bonus, 401(k) savings plan, company-paid learning opportunities, company-paid conference opportunities, subsidized Starbucks coffee and snack shop, first-class employee dining room
top-down management, yes-man mindset, horrible office politics, no clear direction for employees, promotion is difficult, HR extremely slow to take employee issues seriously or to act upon those concerns