Murphy Oil Reviews

Updated March 24, 2014
Updated March 24, 2014
79 Reviews

2.9
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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.  

    It pays the bills, But money isn't everything

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    • 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 for 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
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    Murphy Usa is a solid company

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    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Pay, Overall good culture

    Cons

    Some unethical people at top of organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Benefits, good chance for a lifetime career

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    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Friendly supervisor/mentor, rewarding, learn a lot

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Geologist  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Geologist in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at Murphy Oil as an intern for 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
  9.  

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

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    • 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 for 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
  10.  

    Incredible working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HSE Advisor  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - HSE Advisor in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Murphy Oil as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Just do your job and you will be complement

    Cons

    Office politic is still around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay out of trouble

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Accumulate significant amount of experience within short span of time in Murphy 's busiest operations.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Drilling Engineer  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Senior Drilling Engineer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Murphy Oil

    Pros

    dynamic work places.
    information is shared across the board.
    employees are reward accordingly.
    decision is made rather quickly and easy to reach the senior management.

    Cons

    Well sequence and priority is changing rapidly.
    company has contracted too many consultants as their core work forces in drilling and completion operation who care less about training up the permanent employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    retain and reward the individual who perform well. should stay a notch above the industry average in the compensation and rewards.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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