Marathon Petroleum

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Marathon Petroleum Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
91 Reviews
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Marathon Petroleum President and Director Gary R. Heminger
Gary R. Heminger
47 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance seems really good for a larger fortune 500 company (in 8 reviews)

  • Great benefits, strong safety culture and great work environment (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance could be improved (in 4 reviews)

  • Relocate frequently, company headquarters in Findlay, OH, conservative company (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Safety Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marathon Petroleum as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The opportunity introduced me to the oil industry and provided interesting work.
    Supervisors were very supportive in helping me learn the industry and provided good assignments.

    Cons

    Although a safety intern, I had great concern for safety (especially related to security).
    Pay
    Working at a refinery was an excellent opportunity for an internship, although not one I would wish to pursue professionally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure workers have adequate time off between shifts.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company for the Midwest

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assist in Findlay, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative Assist in Findlay, OH

    I have been working at Marathon Petroleum full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are an employee with Marathon vs. contractor life will be good -- plenty of vacation and job openings. Findlay isn't the best town especially for young people but it is what you make of it. Company has a very positive attitude for keeping the employees satisfied and safe.

    Cons

    Personal growth is very weak. I have had very little to no mentoring on where I could go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to assisting employees with growth and not trying to keep them down.

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

    I can't complain about MPC much because I am just happy to have a job, but sometimes wonder if the grass is greener on t

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Refining Engineer I in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Refining Engineer I in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Marathon Petroleum full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I think it is good pay - good bonuses & raises.
    Learn something new everyday therefore you never get bored
    People actually care about you
    7-4 work days unless your behind on work then you have to stay longer or come in on the weekend (i guess you don't have to, but I do)
    You get taken out to eat, sporting events, etc.

    Cons

    Working the refinery with old men all day (no young adults i.e. girls)
    2 weeks vacation starting off
    Stressful at times because of work load
    Under staffed
    Alot of the older guys are lazy and you constantly have to hold peoples hands. I constantly do other peoples jobs.
    Promotions are based on service instead of merit/knowledge i.e. 4-5 yrs - gets you raise, more benefits, & another week of vacation. Then 10 yrs - same stuff, and so on.
    To many meetings
    I think every job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More vacation
    Managers of certain departments need to enforce their employees to be accountable for their work.
    Promotions should be based on merrit not how long you have been with the company. There are some employees who make double my pay, double my vacation and benefits, but no way less than I do and have a lot less responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good money, but lots of overtime.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plant Operations in Texas City, TX
    Current Employee - Plant Operations in Texas City, TX

    I have been working at Marathon Petroleum full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Middle of the pack pay and benefits for the oil industry, meaning that the pay is good and the benefits are average for a large company.

    Cons

    The company seems unable to keep management continuity. They hire young engineers, they get burned out and leave after a couple of years for greener pastures. Overtime is pretty bad, at least in Texas it is. I hear it might be better in other states. Safety advice from management seems to be out of touch. They like to hire cheap contractors but don't want to be responsible for their quality of work or if they can read or understand English.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make work life easier at the ground level. Or face turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    cashier

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

    I worked at Marathon Petroleum

    Pros

    the best part of working here was getting a pay check in a timely manner. The work pace was busy and always moving making the shift go by.

    Cons

    The long late hours of closing the unit down, The fact of being on your feet for many many hours at a time without taking small breaks of rest periods.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It was an okay experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Marathon Petroleum part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Don't see myself in the long term with this company because they don't value their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Level Employees, going nowhere fast

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    Steady work, relatively easy duties, with standard hours.

    Cons

    Most 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 ManagementAdvice

    Incentives are the greatest tool in the business world, find your niche with your employees.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I am a cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fort Mitchell, KY
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fort Mitchell, KY

    I have been working at Marathon Petroleum full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I love working directly with the public

    Cons

    I am on third shift

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A big frat house...

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

    I worked at Marathon Petroleum as an intern (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be more open-minded!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not big on military members

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Findlay, OH
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Findlay, OH

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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