Marathon Oil

www.marathonoil.com
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Very Political, Good Work Life Balance

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Former Engineer in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Former Engineer in Houston, TX

I have been working at Marathon Oil

Pros

Marathon offers flex time--9/80
Intelligent workforce
Compensation is pretty good, (including bonuses for professionals)

Cons

Marathon is very political. They do not promote growth from within unless you are a "favorite". There is lack of diversity and cultural sensitivity. They do not offer any maternity benefits as most competitors do, this is something that definitely will keep female professionals from staying with the company or even joining. They need to re-visit their antiquated benefits package and add both maternity leave and paternity leave. Health-care deductibles are also very high if you have a family,if you are a single or even married, not so bad, but still can be better.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

My advice is offer a better benefit package (health). Most working females save all of their vacation and sick time in order to have some time off for maternity leave. There should also be paternity leave. Do not ever let go of the 9/80 or flex time, this appears to be one of the most competitive factors of the benefit package.

No opinion of CEO

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    A company that treats its employees well

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Geologist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Geologist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Marathon Oil

    Pros

    Generous pay, benefits, and vacation as well as a low- to moderate-stress environment and a "9/80" work schedule make Marathon a very nice place to work. Management treats everyone with dignity.

    Cons

    The good-old-boy system is alive and well at Marathon. If you talk football scores with your manager or VP, you're going up the ladder a bit faster than that smart introvert who sticks to his or her workstation. Some people are renowned for multiple promotions in a two-year period while having done nothing special. Others are just as notable because of their remarkable (and unrewarded) contributions. The rank-and-file employee is treated well and with dignity, but it can be irritating to watch self-important mediocrities rise quickly because of the allegiances they've formed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to those who find and act upon opportunities; pay a little less attention to those who are politically astute but who are otherwise fairly worthless. Pay equal attention to all of your subordinates, even those who aren't cute, cool, not-from-UT, or who may not laugh at every one of your jokes.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Local cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Sunfield, MI
    Former Employee - Cashier in Sunfield, MI

    I worked at Marathon Oil

    Pros

    close to home
    know everyone that shops there

    Cons

    Boss would show favor to certain people
    there were a lot of people that were talked about behind their back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be fair to all the people that work at the company, not just the ones you like.
    don't act like you are better than others

    No opinion of CEO
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