Marathon Oil Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Great spot for career progression

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    Former Employee - Opertor in Texas City, TX
    Former Employee - Opertor in Texas City, TX

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits packages. Work environment is great

    Cons

    None at this time to mention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company to work for in operations.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, competitive pay, friendly people

    Cons

    Organizational structure, lack of communication between departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Used to be a great company

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Marathon Oil

    Pros

    work and life balance is good

    Cons

    New management and new rule. over working employees effective 2015
    Good company until new management like JR (CFO) from el paso came with Norway country manager for exxon as CEO. Came and laid off people via consultant group with managment input on who gets laid off. Laid off managers and directors too

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Good Company but management only look at next quarter's earning and not long term welfare of company

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    Former Employee - Category Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, 9/80 work schedule

    Cons

    disregard for long term service and employees over 40

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees over 40 have value

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Accountant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Hard to climb the ladder from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Does not know who they are

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    Former Employee - Advanced Senior Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Advanced Senior Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance good.

    Cons

    Brought on to do offshore construction. Then decided to play in the shales. Major projects went away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction and stick to it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great company, just not for me

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marathon Oil

    Pros

    Truly value community service
    Good culture if you are used to a big company environment
    Great work-life balance - you get every other Friday off, and even hourly employees receive paid holidays

    Cons

    Irrelevant training
    Culture was too formal for my liking

    No opinion of CEO
  9. They care about their employees, but at times misses the mark on how to harness new technologies or ways of thinking.

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    Current Employee - HES
    Current Employee - HES

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, and competitive benefits (they still have a pension)!

    Cons

    Move and operate like a dinosaur even though we are a new "independent". Also lots of mis-management in the middle management area. Bad employees are allowed to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for ways to bring excitement back to the company. Look at what companies are doing that are the new wave of business Google, Cox, etc. to see how to harness passion and retain young driven people that will work because they love to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Learning experience in upstream

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Marathon Oil as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance is great. Most of the people are great. Company's completely focused on growing and making smart business decisions. Benefits for direct hire are great.

    Cons

    Company has miles of red tape on hr related issues. If a person is willing to put in extra time, they will ride that person until they break.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the value of the individual, not just the position or job title. Think more than a few weeks ahead.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Great Company, Neutral IT

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Company, clear direction, knows where it was going
    In IT everyone working to do the right thing

    Cons

    Significant Management change the resulting impact to the corporate culture remains to be seen.
    IT Leadership had no direction and somewhat disfunctional, tough to work across silos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful not to ruin a great corporate culture.
    IT Leadership needs to figure out what IT needs to be and plot a course.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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