Marathon Oil

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Marathon Oil Reviews

Updated Feb 26, 2014
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3.6 83 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Marathon Oil CEO Lee Tillman

Lee Tillman

(10 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Possible to have some of the best work / life balance in the industry(in 17 reviews)

  • Flexible 9/80 is great for work/life balance and competitive benefits(in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Career advancement limited to Engineers(in 4 reviews)

  • The good-old-boy system is alive and well at Marathon(in 3 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company employs and has a health work life balance

    ConsLack of growth and career development

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Need Serious Shake-Up

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    Prostraining opportunities, working with latest technology in expanding areas, opportunities to network, insurances is pretty good, 401K is really good, PTO is very nice (9/80) & fair vacation policy

    Consmany teams are understaffed which leads to lots of late hours & working on 9/80 day off, very difficult to move into management (Grade 12 glass ceiling, lots due to good-old-boys-network and outright nepotism), and lack of qualified/capable lower & mid-level management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis company needs a really hard management shake-up. Current management tends to hinder innovation and progress via the strong corporate political environment. Unrealistic expectations lead to missed targets and timelines ultimately leading to ineffective use of capital. Upper management needs to be more in tune to the realities of their reports.

    I hear that lots of changes have occurred since new CEO has come in. Well deserved and long overdue!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Please stop ruining the Marathon brand! Senoir management needs a shake up!

    Drilling & Completions Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsLocation, pay, benefits & there are some nice people that work here.

    ConsComplacency, unwilling to change, racial & sexual orientation slurs, SOX violations, does not hold bad performers accountable, no career advancement outside of engineering.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe "Good Old Boy" approach doesn't work anymore. Tired of dealing with people who won't do their job. No one in senior management is proactive only reactive. A lot of people in this company need to be let go because they refuse to manage/fire bad perfomers. Also, its 2013, ditch the racist & sexist remarks they are a real issue.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It a very good job to pay bills but growth is stunted at advanced Sr. Level.

    Advanced Reservoir Engineer (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsVery friendly, good gym, small company atmosphere, laid back style, hakuna matata

    ConsComplacency, improper procedures, lack of due diligence in business, inaction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure qualifications needed to work senior level, before offering advanced Sr. Level. Lack of qualifications, poor leadership skills at this level could really harm company.

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    Politics at its best

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsOpportunities to learn. However the opportunities depend on who you work for.

    ConsYour career path is out of your control. Quality work not necessarily rewarded. Very political with old guard.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees, not the management that reports to you every day. You may find the truth.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    office culture

    Information Systems Tech (Current Employee) Texas City, TX

    Proscasual office environment, flexible work schedule

    Consgood 'ol boy system suck ups get ahead, very political like all big companies, advancement not based on merit or ability.

    Advice to Senior Managementretire or learn to keep pace with changing world

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    experienced a lot, did tons of work, no promotion

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosflexible working hours. the benefit package is good overall. van pool provides easy transportation to and from work. hold some promise in the assets.

    Consslow to adapt new technology; unfair promotion upsets me. the leaders seem to change a lot, and not may of them are that good.

    Advice to Senior Managementvery slow to do things, too many meetings, and need to adapt to new technologies quickly. be fair to the real workers, but not the talkers.

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    Few opportunities to develop when working overseas. You need to be a favorite to succeed.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly environment.
    Good people.
    Promote a lot of health initiatives and have a heavily discounted fitness centre onsite in the main office.

    ConsPoor development and job advancement if you are not a favorite.
    Poor maternity and paternity benefits.
    limited diversity in future developments.

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    Completely Unprofessional

    Geologist (Former Employee)

    ProsGood people, great technical people

    ConsSupervisor had no backbone in supporting people under her, would throw anyone under the bus to save her own job.
    No feedback from Supervisor until it was too late
    Manager was dishonest and did not go out of his way to mentor or help any of the geoscientists
    Supervisor had no people skills and training to be in the position of managing other people
    When hired I was told that rotating into other projects was encouraged and easy to do - it wasn't
    No communication between management and people on expectations until it was too late

    Advice to Senior Managementmore people management training for new supervisors, especially ones who have proven that they are in over their heads
    Second chances are not a bad thing
    Supervisors are employees advocates, make sure you have the stomach to stand up for them
    If you are afraid to speak to people working under you, you should NOT be in management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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