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Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 23, 2013
Interview Details – Completed a phone interview with the hiring managers. All behavior based questions: Tell me a time you had a conflict with a co-worker, how did you solve it? Tell me a time you did something against policy to get the job done. What are your biggest strengths, weaknesses, etc.
Interview Question – Tell me a time you went against policy to get a job done? View Answer
Negotiation Details – They don't really budge on anything for new hires from college. The salary you are offered is the final offer and vacation is definitely set at 2 weeks. You might be able to request more moving bonus money depending on how far you would have to move.
No Offer – Reviewed Mar 24, 2013
Interview Details – Talked to them at a career fair then set up an interview. It was a panel interview where one person looked over my transcripts and the other interviewed me.
Interview Question – How do you fit into marathon Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed Mar 19, 2013
Interview Details – Talked with the company at a career fair at my school. They then set me up for an interview the next day. Standard interview questions of "tell me time when...". Heard back within two weeks that I did not get the job.
Interview Question – Tell me a time when you encountered a difficult situation while at work and how did you handle it? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Findlay, OH – Reviewed Mar 19, 2013
Interview Details – Offered interview through University career fair, interviewed the next day and was offered the job the following week. Hiring process includes background check and hair drug test.
Interview Question – "Name a time when you persuaded others to go along with your idea" View Answer
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Findlay, OH Jan 2013 – Reviewed Mar 6, 2013
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I applied through my school's career website and was contacted within a few days by email. A time was scheduled for an initial interview on-campus. There were two finance managers and one HR representative. All behavioral questions with nothing too out of the ordinary. "Why Marathon" was the only questions that received recognizably more focus.
On-site final round interview was a series of four, one-hour interviews. All behavioral interviews with the different divisions of Marathon's finance department. It was a pleasant experience. Only one member tried to fluster me with rapid questions, but it wasn't too hard to handle.
Interview Question – Nothing to note. They will look at your resume and ask you why you want to work at Marathon because your experience is more catered towards "x." Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Better offer with a private equity firm.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Findlay, OH Feb 2012 – Reviewed Mar 5, 2013
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Very very easy interview, no brainteasers, nothing out of the box. All behavior based questions, tell me about a time that you succeeded, Tell me about a time you had a conflict, Tell me about a time that you were a leader. Know your resume inside and out. It is not necessary to have had an internship before to land this job. Be kind, respectful and very outgoing! Showing what a value you could be the company won't get you anywhere, past experience will get you the interview but NOT the job. Campus Interview, 30 minutes, two people interviewing you. They should call you back in the next 1 to 2 weeks if you get an offer. If they ask if you have any other offers...ALWAYS SAY YES! Don't be nervous for this interview, the people that work at Marathon are honestly the nicest people you will ever meet. They want to make sure that you will fit the company culture, speak intelligently but don't be a stiff! Above all else, be yourself (fun, outgoing and bright), your personality gets you the job!
What will get you rejected: showing no flexibility, this company and the positions that they hire for are all about constant travel! Marathon offers internship programs that run year round in several different cities. The interviewer will ask you what you city preferences are, tell her honestly, but make sure to add that you are very flexible or open to any location. A bonus will be if you are open to an internship that will be in either the fall or the spring instead of just summer!
This is a very unique company, they are Fortune 50, but have the company culture of your basic small town business. Findlay, OH is a small town that is very tight knit, everybody and their mother works for Marathon! They are looking for people who want to be with the company for the next 50 years, do their job to the best of their ability and not cause any trouble - word of caution, they are NOT looking for the new hot talent. If you are a person that needs the fast-paced, constantly evolving work place this is NOT the company for you. However, if you are the type of person who really values a sense of community, finds comfort in a smaller town, but still wants the the perks that come along with working for a Fortune 50 company (company car, excellent starting salary for a new college grad and the best benefit plan I have ever seen), then this is the company for you!
Marathon hires marketing interns so that one day (often 2 to 3 years down the road) they will be Territory Managers. Being a Territory Manager is an amazing opportunity for a young college grad, aside from the good pay and company car, you basically get to manage your own business, you have tons of flexibility and make your own schedule (which means you don't have to be in the office everyday). A TM does not work in Findlay, they are stationed around the U.S in one of Marathon's available territories. At Marathon you control your career, if you want to be a TM for the rest of your time with the company that is fine, the company offers you promotions and career shifts almost every 2 to 3 years.
A final word of caution, most companies that I have worked for base the final decision to hire you based off of your performance over the course of the internship. This is NOT the case with Marathon. The decision to hire is made by three big heads of the company that didn't even interview you (still the nicest people you will ever meet). A bad internship performance will cost you the final job offer, but a good one won't help you much at all. To receive a final offer for hire you will go through the same exact process as someone who didn't intern. The decision to hire depends almost completely on your final interview ( Three hours long, with three different senior leaders). The format for this is exactly like your campus interview, ALL behavior based.
I ended up interning with Marathon and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. While Findlay may not be a bustling metropolis, its location is ideal in that it is only a couple hours away from several major cities. I traveled every weekend, made amazing friends and had the time of my life; case and point, Findlay is what you make of it, you can stay there and be bored out of your mind every weekend or go out an experience life. Marathon truly is a gem, and I highly recommend considering an offer to intern with them, whether or not you choose to stay at the company if offered a full-time position depends on what you want out of life.
(On a side note: Marathon requires a drug test, so if you are a college student unwilling to give up a certain *lifestyle* (as many people put it), I recommend going a different route.
I know that this is a long post, but I hope it provided some clarity that other posts may have been lacking.
Interview Question – Honestly just go google "behavioral interview questions" and you will be 100% prepared for this interview. "Why do you want to work for Marathon?" Do your homework try to say something other than "ummm, I think it's real cool and I could be a really good fit", I recommend mentioning something about your interest in the industry itself and Marathons importance, reputation and your fit. Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed Mar 4, 2013
Interview Details – I first talked with the recruiters at an engineering expo at my college and there I was set up with an interview for the following Monday. The recruiters were nice and very easy to talk to and ask questions to about opportunities. Since they had a lot of interviews scheduled, they were scheduled for 30 minutes each. I was interviewed by two people, one hr/recruiter and one engineer. For the first half of my time they asked me questions about my activities and clubs on my resume. Example for my child care activity:"How did I manage to care for four girls, including one with special needs?" Also about how I managed to balance my classes, organizations, and job. The second half was based around behavioral questions. Questions about past teamwork and project problems and overcoming them. They were the normal type of questions you would expect. It was a positive, comfortable experience.
Interview Question – What is a situation when you overachieved? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Mar 2012 – Reviewed Feb 10, 2013
Interview Details – Started job search at campus career-fair. Oftentimes, interviews occur day after on campus. I had a phone interview a week or two following the career fair. The interview is behavioral based, i.e. "tell me about a time when...". They opened their interview with tell me a little bit about yourself, i.e. why [abc] university, why [xyz] major.
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Generally, they want all of their behavioral questions answered in the STAR format.
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Negotiation Details – No negotiation for a co-op job.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Minneapolis, MN Oct 2008 – Reviewed Dec 16, 2012
Interview Details – I went down and handed in a resume, talked to the manager, and let them know I was a hard worker and available right away. They asked me what my experience was and gave me a tour and hired me.
Interview Question – There really wasn't any, just that I provide good customer service and do my job as fast and accurately as possible. I always have. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiation phase.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Findlay, OH Nov 2011 – Reviewed Mar 29, 2012
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Interview was very structured. Normal questions regarding school and work experience.
Questions were based on teamwork related subjects. It is important to know about the company and the industry. It would be beneficial to know Marathon's mission statement and company values.
The recruiters were very to the point and slightly intimidating, but the interview process is very smooth.
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