Murphy Oil

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Murphy Oil Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
18 Reviews
4.0
18 Reviews
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Murphy Oil President & CEO Roger W. Jenkins
Roger W. Jenkins
18 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good competitive environment and good pay and compensation (in 9 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Lack of feedback and poor work life balance (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Good company, interesting opportunities and has a knack for attracting high-quality people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Supply Chain in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Supply Chain in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Murphy Oil as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Has a small company feel with good assets and growth mentality. Generally allows personnel to perform their responsibilities without micromanaging. Genuinely care about people in the organization and communities and has high moral and ethical principles. Good pay and benefits. Treats contractors as equals to employees.

    Cons

    Given their low cost operations mentality personnel can be stretched to their absolute maximums. Some objectives are not fully supported by adequate resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commit to world class exploration experts and let them do their thing. Support health and safety goals and objectives with adequate resources.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not enough to live on.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Elizabeth City, NC
    Current Employee - Cashier in Elizabeth City, NC

    I have been working at Murphy Oil part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Its always great to meet new coworkers, get to know your customers, all while having a laid back job and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Management could use some work. The hours could be better. They advertise benefits but will not provide you woth the hours necessary unless you are a manager or assistant manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you can't pay cashiers more, or give the benefits that are advertised, at least give the hours we need to pay the bills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It pays the bills, But money isn't everything

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

    I worked at Murphy Oil full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was great, I got a chance to meet some great people, I loved my customers

    Cons

    Job was stressful, I felt that upper level management did not care for the well being of their employees,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful how you do people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Satisfying

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

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

    Pros

    The company has a lot of room to grow so better opportunities for hardworking individuals.

    Cons

    Sale competition sometimes too competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More experienced upper management who are good in problem solving techniques.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Murphy Usa is a solid company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - District Manager in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Overall good culture

    Cons

    Some unethical people at top of organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Benefits, good chance for a lifetime career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Dorado, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Dorado, AR

    I have been working at Murphy Oil

    Pros

    Great benefits, especially retirement. Upward mobility is available for those willing to work. Compassionate company when personal issues occur. Has an employee funded foundation to receive grants when disasters occur. Company matches charitable donations up to $12,500 per employee per year. If you live in El Dorado the company funds "The El Dorado Promise", which is a fund of $50 million that pays all students graduating from El Dorado Public School scholarship assistance to go to higher education at an accredited school.

    Cons

    Balance between work and non-work activity. Dealing with the public (at the gas stations). Long hours. Silo activities within different groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategic planning needs to be a process that is fully embraced, both at upper and middle management levels, new activities need to be vetted properly to ensure that the overall goals of the organization are promoted and accomplished.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager in Glasgow, KY
    Current Employee - District Manager in Glasgow, KY

    I have been working at Murphy Oil

    Pros

    the pay is good, the people are good, and it is overall a good job.. good money, a lot of free time

    Cons

    trying to keep up with so many stores at once, and dealing with employees who sometimes do not want to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep trucking, it is a good company and people are fun to work with, keep up with your stores and hire good people

    Recommends
  9.  

    MurphyUSA retail perspective.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager in El Dorado, AR
    Current Employee - District Manager in El Dorado, AR

    I have been working at Murphy Oil

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement due to organic growth of the company.

    Cons

    Sometime upper management "Shoots from the hip" and make everything important and looses focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Any structured organization needs core stability, which the Retail Marketing arm is lacking.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Friendly supervisor/mentor, rewarding, learn a lot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Geologist in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Intern - Geologist in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at Murphy Oil as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Communicate positively and openly, flexible working time, work like a team and also as an individual, information is shared, Just do your job and you will be complement

    Cons

    Office politic is still around

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A place to learn a lot and get involved in many processes unlike other major O&G companies.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Nice workplace atmosphere.
    Flexibility.
    Good place to learn a lot from experience, even though recently turning to lot younger folks.

    Cons

    No much room to grow.
    Turnaround of workforce is high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to be really experienced with good qualifications.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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