Murphy Oil

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80 Reviews
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Murphy Oil President & CEO Roger W. Jenkins
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, fun atmosphere, alot of great co workers (in 5 reviews)

  • Good pay, decent lodging, 3 meals a day provided by cooks (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • If you are not well liked or disagree with upper management you can kiss your job goodbye (in 8 reviews)

  • Limited advancement, no work life balance, poor leadership (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Murfreesboro, TN

    I have been working at Murphy Oil full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They need to revamp their procedures of opening and have enough manpower to complete your task

    Cons

    Have to work to many hours and have so few employees that you have to be the one fill in if someone calls out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your Managers, who is a manager and a customer representative and who is just there in the position to draw a check and don't care about customers or the employees. There is way to much turn over in the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    They don't value their employees...they are all for the dollar!!!

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Davenport, IA

    I have been working at Murphy Oil full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I was lucky enough to have an awesome manager who cared about her employees.

    Cons

    The company itself cares about the money...not employees!!! The managers job was always on the line due to impractical rules of the company, as were the employees.Most of the work is done outside,which means very hot in the summer and extremely cold in the winter...especially in the middle of blizzards!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's not the best place to work, but it's okay

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Macon, GA

    I worked at Murphy Oil

    Pros

    The pay is above minimum wage. Managers work around your schedule if you are in school or if you're working more than one job. There is a tuition reimbursement program for college students. The managers and coworkers are friendly and easy to work with. Overall the job is fairly easy, if you can handle a fast-paced environment. They usually have the cheapest gas in the city.

    Cons

    Poor training. Due to the store being constantly filled with customers, no lunch break is given/allowed. The equipment doesn't work properly, which causes a lot of errors to be made; cashiers are usually blamed for these errors instead of the faulty equipment. There is a very high turn-over rate because: 1) employees quit due to the work environment being below satisfaction or 2) employees are fired for things out of their control. Upper management is more concerned about their bonuses than their employees. Due to the high turn over rate, there is usually only one cashier in the store and he/she is expected to man the entire store alone without a manager (or assistant manager) present. That one cashier is expected to do 10 things at a time; it's unrealistic because the gas station is crowded with customers 24/7.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more concerned about the safety of your employees. Equipment should be inspected and/or upgraded to make sure employees are able to accurately serve customers. Communicate with store managers and cashiers to find out what can be done to improve customer service. Commend people for a job well done. Remember that if your employees aren't happy, your customers won't be happy. How about working a week in a store to see what it takes to run it.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Average Job, Low Pay!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  El Dorado, AR
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in El Dorado, AR

    I worked at Murphy Oil

    Pros

    Great learning experience for new graduates. Benefits package is reasonable, and above board for the area of the country. Management was very flexible in regards to time-off and the use of vacation time.

    Cons

    Small town corporate culture. Corporate office located in a very small, economically depressed town. Salary based more on regional averages, not inline with industry averages for similar jobs. Promotions seemed to be based more on tenure and 'who you know', and less on talent and work performance. Management doesn't clearly define work objectives, or project time lines. Zero focus on continuing education initiatives. Training needs are limited to self-study.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring pay scale in line with industry averages. Promotions should be based on performance, and not based on 'who you know."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Poor work/home life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Murphy Oil

    Pros

    Promotion from within.
    401k match.
    growing company

    Cons

    poor communication to the field
    poor work/home life balance
    micro-managed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the people in the field are working hard. Your choices affect our lives.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I busted my butt and now I have nothing to show for it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Murphy Oil

    Pros

    Good commission. It's guaranteed unless you REALLY screw up. Customers are great. Paid trips to Disney World for company meetings.

    Cons

    My District manager was horrible. When I wasn't being cussed at or criticized in front of other managers, my job was being threatened. The DM I had would fire whoever he felt like and make up lies on the termination so they wouldn't get their unemployment. And when you try to let HR know, they don't do anything about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a strong check on your DM's. Don't let them get away with murder, because you think it's too hard to replace a DM. When someone comes to you and tells you there's a problem, perhaps you should actually investigate it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Just Not Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager

    I worked at Murphy Oil

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were okay. Once a year the company had a store manager meeting in Orlando, FL and recognized accomplishments.

    Cons

    This company is living in the 70's. Employees are expendable. Turnover is very high. Turnover is part of the commission program but rarely discussed. The company goes through great lengths to retain customers but does not show its employees the same respect. The review process is horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to create an "Exit Interview" program and dive into their turnover issue. Understand what the word "respect" means.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Not what it was years ago when I started.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager

    I have been working at Murphy Oil

    Pros

    Good benefit packages. Work enviornment is always changing. The people I work with on my level and below are great people who care about their jobs.

    Cons

    Upper Management doesn't understand the amount of work they put on their employees. Work/Home life balance is non existant. The pay is not competitive with other companies in the same area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees in the field. You place more work on the field than necessary sometimes. I think that if we felt comfortable with coming forward with issues then it may be better. People are fired when they speak up about issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Dm doesn't know the job and won't help

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

    I have been working at Murphy Oil

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment.Freedom to help build your business the sky is the limit if you are willing to work 12 hours or more a day.

    Cons

    There is not time enough in the day to get everything done.The core values only pertain sometimes when it is convenient.Pay is minimal.By the time you pick up the shifts from your staff when they call off because there is no overtime aloud,paint your site,do the mulching and trimming,maintenance on all the pumps and still run the register for 35 hours a week you are well over the 45 hours you were told that was required.If you have a dm that wants to make bonus you will be underpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your stores,spend more time with them,teach them,value them and let them know it instead of barking orders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Started off good then ended bad

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Murphy Oil

    Pros

    The hours were good especially when payroll is cut due to the season. The fact that we aren't open all night.

    Cons

    Changing signs when it's -10 outside. Cameras not working. Then taking away the bigger outside coolers. Store manager needs to order more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    District and store managers needs to stop calling their employees liars about everything. Stop faking terminations just to suite you. Then when presented with the correct information they say your the liar. Upper management needs to look at their stores and make sure the store manger is actually ordering everything they need and working the hours they're supposed to not when they feel like it then take sick pay to cover payroll.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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