Marathon Petroleum
3.8 of 5 59 reviews
www.marathonpetroleum.com Findlay, OH 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jan 4, 2014

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Marathon Petroleum President and Director Gary R. Heminger

Gary R. Heminger

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82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Store Level Employees, going nowhere fast

Cashier (Former Employee)

I worked at Marathon Petroleum part-time for more than 3 years

ProsSteady work, relatively easy duties, with standard hours.

ConsMost store jobs are dead end with literally no room for advancement beyond the possibility of Assistant Store Manager or Store Manager. Extremely monotonous.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncentives are the greatest tool in the business world, find your niche with your employees.

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I am a cashier

Cashier (Current Employee)
Fort Mitchell, KY

I have been working at Marathon Petroleum full-time for less than a year

ProsI love working directly with the public

ConsI am on third shift

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A big frat house...

Engineering Co-Op (Former Employee)

I worked at Marathon Petroleum as an intern for less than a year

Pros- Good work-life balance: people rarely seem stressed or overworked.
- Pay was great.
- Managers tried to make it a very inclusive atmosphere.
- Managers and HR legitimately care about their employees.
- Great potential for advancement

Cons- Most people's social life seems to revolve around drinking and nothing else.
- A lot of the interns (and even some full-time employees) acted like douchey frat bros. Drinking excessively, making crude remarks about women, etc.
- Location. Findlay has limited things to do. The people who weren't interested in drinking constantly usually drove to other cities on most weekends. Also, almost every landlord in the area was terrible.
- Super conservative company.....not receptive to change or creative thinking, even when there are clear benefits to the company. DO NOT work here if you're passionate about innovation!

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open-minded!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not big on military members

Area Manager (Former Employee)
Findlay, OH

I worked at Marathon Petroleum full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat pay, good oppurtunities for advancement if you move. Training is available to some.

ConsNot a well informed management, if you are reserve or guard the benefits are good but direct line supervisors and low level managers to include HR should look past meet the minimum of USERRA. Holding the lowest people accountable while letting Senior Leadership continue on the Peter Principle continuum is unsat.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake stock of the senior leadership and hold them accountable to the same standards or higher. If a traffic accident get an hourly employee written up and put on probation, it should hold true for the Regional Manager that had the SAME incident.

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

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Work is interesting. Findlay is a good town to raise a family.

Information Technology Integrator (Current Employee)
Findlay, OH

I have been working at Marathon Petroleum

ProsMarathon Petroleum is very good at giving you interesting work assignments. People are willing to help and for the most part supportive. Pay is good and you have the potential for a yearly bonus.

ConsMarathon pays their hourly people like the admin assistants very poorly. Marathon stresses integrity but they take advantage of their contractors. There are a lot of contractors from India. So much for that old slogan they had about an American company serving America. Marathon treats the engineers very well. Not so much the other disciplines.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Lots of politics. A place where supervisors management doesn't like to be challenged.

Territory Manager (Current Employee)
Findlay, OH

I have been working at Marathon Petroleum

ProsGreat benefits. Some of the leadership are good, others need improvement. They stay competitive with salaries. Very good with vacations and health leaves.

ConsVery change-adverse. Location of headquarters are very unfavorable. No one likes living in Findlay, Ohio where everything lacks, especially culture. Everyone I've talked to wants to move out of there asap.

The company, on the other hand, has a lot of politics going on behind the scenes. If somebody challenges their process, they turn the other cheek.

The open door policy exists only in certain organizations at Marathon. Within each organization, each department is led very differently. Depending on the manager you have will determine how far you will advance and how happy you will be in your job. There are many supervisors who operate in a "two face" manner. They will tell their subordinate about one thing, but say another when in the face of their manager. Supervisors at Marathon are not very well-trained. They look out for themselves rather than their team. They only care about their own advancement instead of who they are supposed to lead.

Training also needs to be more uniform across each organization.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to monitor their supervisors more carefully. Many supervisors do not walk the talk and need to have their performance checked.

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Refinery Engineer (Former Employee)
Indianapolis, IN

I worked at Marathon Petroleum

Prosvital industry. egaging work. wonderful collaboration with peergroup. significant opportunities to enhance personal knowlege.

Consvery harsh & dangerous conditions. heavy-handed management.

Advice to Senior Managementget to know more of the people who strive to safely produce company products

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Better luck elsewhere

Tech Services Co-op (Former Employee)

I worked at Marathon Petroleum as an intern for more than a year

Pros-Great pay
-Relocation benefits
-Great safety and environmental record
-Actual hands-on engineering/applied engineering
-You know the product you're making and working towards is global and relateable

Cons-My recruiter changed 6 times within 2 years. It was almost impossible to know who contact when questions or situations arose
-Worries me about the future of the company considering the market and recent split from exploration and production/upstream side
-Very little interaction with co-workers. You go in, do the work, interact when the job demands it, but otherwise, everyone puts their heads down and doesn't care about their peers.
-Biased/favor-ridden hiring process. Despite experience, good reviews and better-than-average GPA, I was looked over in the hiring process in favor of a current employee's child who has no experience and average grades.
-Was never kept busy as an intern. I asked my department almost daily for work but few had the time or willingness to relinquish work.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on recruiting and retaining your co-ops and interns and get away from the nepotism that runs rampant in the company. In addition, focus on your current employees (get to actually know them, encourage morale) and how they can become better assests to the company.

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 is not a bad place to work.

Cashier (Current Employee)

I have been working at Marathon Petroleum

ProsYou are part of a team, and you get to meet a lot of really great people. I do have to say that the best thing about working at Marathon Petroleum is that they are flexible and reasonable when you have children who are sick or need you there.

ConsMy employer has to many employees and not enough hours to give to all of them. Some weeks I only get 8 - 14 hours. Some other things are that some of my co-workers get treated differently than others, and some things tend to get over looked. I just don't think that it is verry fare.

Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice to management is just keep an eye on what really goes on in your stores, and how your employees are being treated.

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Great people, great experience, lots of pros and a few cons

Project Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Marathon Petroleum

ProsI am challenged almost everyday and have a good relationship with my direct supervisors and managers. Training is encouraged and people are willing to help. The company has a vast network of knowledgeable people that are a phone call away. Overtime is sometimes required but not often. I would recommend Marathon for any young engineer to gain great experience. The work is fast-paced and challenging. If you can not multitask and manage time, this is not the job for you.

ConsThe company does not have a good plan for advancement of their young professionals. It is up to the individual to find positions that keep them challenged. They do a poor job of keeping and attracting quality people. They underutilized their coop program. Highly talented coops have gained wonderful experience at Marathon and go work for a competitor because the company reacts too slow. Marathon is a Midwest company that has operations in the south where salaries are higher. The company loses quality people every year because they refuse to stay competitive with salary in the south.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on the career development plan for professionals. Consider a salary survey and try to stay more competitive with the current market in the southern region. Keep the talented people in the company.

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