Best Places to Work in IT 2010 Employer Profile

No. 96

Hess Corp.

New York [Middle Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

IT employees at this New York-based oil and gas company are well fed. All of the company's major offices house high-quality dining facilities that are either heavily subsidized or fully funded by the company. The Houston facility was designated one of the 10 best restaurants in Houston, thanks to its varied and healthy breakfast and lunch menus. A breakfast and lunch menu is offered at the company's midtown Manhattan facility, which also affords sweeping views of Times Square and the Hudson River. The Woodbridge, N.J., office has a ground-floor cafeteria with doors that open to a beautiful garden setting for al fresco dining in summer. Lunch there is only $3 per employee. Tops for tops: The annual performance management and compensation processes were designed to acknowledge and reward outstanding performance, with top performers receiving 150% of their target bonuses. Noncash and cash spot awards are given for exceptional work. After the recent launch of a high-profile online human resources employee self-service center, more than a dozen IT employees received performance bonuses. Outstanding performance on projects is recognized through articles on the IT community Web site, on and at IT employee town hall meetings held periodically throughout the year at each office location.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 55

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 10,991

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 221

IT employee turnover in 2009: 9%

IT promotions in 2009: 6%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2009: 3

Training budget per IT employee in 2009: $6,000

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 23%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 18%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 25%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 23%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 8%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 28%