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Current Employee - Adv Geologist  in  Houston, TX
Current Employee - Adv Geologist in Houston, TX

I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Great work life balance with 9/80 flexible schedule, gym, 401, etc..
Senior staff is allways willing to help.
No massive layoffs even in the bad times.

Cons

Stratigical direction of the comany isn't quite clear.
The only constant thing is a new supervisor every year or even six months.
Poor manegement of low or high performers. Whater you do, you get about the same..

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    A company behind the times

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Marathon has decent pay and good benefits. If you can manipulate people then you will be able to get raises without doing much actual work. This is a great company for people who are poor performers.

    Cons

    Every decision is made by company politics and corporate bureaucracy. There are few opportunities for promotion outside of the field. Rather than acting as a single organization with a common goal, each department takes an "our way or the highway" approach that prevents work from being done. The "good-old-boy" network and flagrant nepotism make many workers untouchable. The managers are greedy, self-serving, and refuse to take responsibility for their inept leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not good for technically strong employees, Managers lack minimum technical depth and understanding

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    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance is great. Flex days can be taken on any day of the week. Family friendly company. It is a great company if you lack technical depth and but can build relationships. You can spend your entire without adding any real value to company.

    Cons

    Good technical work is never recognized. There is a bias in promotions. Managers lack technical depth and often promote people based on individual liking. There is no incentive to do good quality technical work. Most of Reservoir Engineers at senior level are technically challenged and can only do budget work. You will hardly ever find Reservoir Engineers presenting in technical conferences. Very little diversity - in terms international employees with higher degrees. Culture is not good for international employees with other nationalities. If you are dumb but a slick talker, this company is made for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should convey to employees that good quality technical work is still king. They should reward hard working and technically strong people, who add value. This will not happen unless they get rid of poor performing middle level managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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