Marathon Oil Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marathon Oil

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open to new ideas and improvements, work life balance, great benefits.

    Cons

    Locate in heavy traffic area

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing and internal trainings

  2. Helpful (2)

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marathon Oil

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company provides Excellent work life balance

    Cons

    Good old boys club is well and alive

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within

  3. working for the compressor project

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    having trainings, update information, new technology, good work environment.

    Cons

    I just want to work on the field

    Advice to Management

    the manager is going great job, so keep it up.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Allow you to really define your working area and activities to meet the business need.

    Cons

    A little more communication between supervisors and subordinates

    Advice to Management

    Include subordinates in future planning

  6. Great place to work in Houston.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Procurement in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Global Procurement in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flex day scheduling allows for other than Fridays.

    Cons

    Very political as to promotion and advancement.

    Advice to Management

    People want careers - easy to find jobs in the oil industry.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Great company/!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marathon Oil

    Pros

    Holds ethics and integrity as strong values

    Cons

    Lots of recent turnover in senior ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that you keep the company moving forward, but not at the expense of values.

  8. Helpful (4)

    Great culture, lack of diverse projects

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geophysicist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geophysicist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people and open environment make it a joy to come to work. Flexible 9/80 is great for work/life balance and competitive benefits. Several internal organizations/communities make exchanging technical work across assets easy and fun.

    Cons

    Lack of diverse projects. Marathon seems to be focusing on onshore US and is reducing it's international and conventional assets. Lack of exploration success internationally doesn't leave many assets to work on outside of shale plays. Best assets and exploration are reserved for people with 20+ experience while anyone with less than 10 years is sent to the "shale factory"

    Advice to Management

    Work on diversifying your portfolio and create opportunities for employees to gain conventional skills needed in the industry, otherwise they will leave to get those experiences elsewhere.

  9. Helpful (5)

    Excellent Benefits and 90/80 work schedule but no real Succession Planning or opportunities for advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You walk in the door with no less than 3 weeks vacation and the opportunity to have every other Friday off. The company has great values and is pretty stable. Compensation and Benefits are very competitive.

    Cons

    If you are not the type of person who enjoys staying in the same role for the next 20 or 30 years this is not the place for you. This organization is very flat! There is no visable development plans for non petro technical roles.

    Advice to Management

    Succession Planning is key. It's very important to understand where I can go within "this" organization in my career.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Great work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome great work/life balance with very nice co workers. Company does a lot of community outreach work and really cares about the community they work in.

    Cons

    Company was resistant to change at on point, but with the new management the culture is changing towards a more open minded mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employees for achievements.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Land in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Land in Houston, TX

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, challenging projects

    Cons

    Big company, slow moving corporation

    Advice to Management

    Take the risk giving junior leaders "popcorn stand" leadership opportunities

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