Marathon Oil
3.6 of 5 83 reviews
www.marathonoil.com Houston, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

Marathon Oil Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2014
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3.6 83 reviews

                             

100% Approve of the CEO

Marathon Oil CEO Lee Tillman

Lee Tillman

(10 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Possible to have some of the best work / life balance in the industry"
    in 17 reviews
  • "Flexible 9/80 is great for work/life balance and competitive benefits"
    in 11 reviews
Cons:
  • "Career advancement limited to Engineers"
    in 4 reviews
  • "The good-old-boy system is alive and well at Marathon"
    in 3 reviews
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    IT Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsMarathon has flexible schedules and great benefits. The people are the best part of this company, specifically the people in the field.

    ConsIf you're not an engineer, you are not valued here. There is not a formal developmental program for new hires or experienced professionals (engineers excluded). Additional education (MBA, PMP, etc.) is not valued. Poor/average performers excel.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many managers, not enough leaders!

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Easy place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work/life balance, people are friendly and want to do the right thing despite some old-school folks who are still around and didn't retire yet.

    ConsNo real career advancement unless you count staying here 30 years, then you can advance, maybe.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFollow through with your proimise to invest in people. Look inside a little harder before you go hire from the outside.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThis is a very good company that I had the opportunity to work for in the area of document control department learning the process of a file sharepoint system.

    ConsEverything was great working for this company

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    Need Serious Shake-Up

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    Prostraining opportunities, working with latest technology in expanding areas, opportunities to network, insurances is pretty good, 401K is really good, PTO is very nice (9/80) & fair vacation policy

    Consmany teams are understaffed which leads to lots of late hours & working on 9/80 day off, very difficult to move into management (Grade 12 glass ceiling, lots due to good-old-boys-network and outright nepotism), and lack of qualified/capable lower & mid-level management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis company needs a really hard management shake-up. Current management tends to hinder innovation and progress via the strong corporate political environment. Unrealistic expectations lead to missed targets and timelines ultimately leading to ineffective use of capital. Upper management needs to be more in tune to the realities of their reports.

    I hear that lots of changes have occurred since new CEO has come in. Well deserved and long overdue!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the best oil and gas companies there is.

    Senior Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsIntegrity, friendliness, professionalism, safety, values

    ConsNeed to be more competitive

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for

    IT Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsMRO offers a great work environment and excellent advancement opportunities. I have been working for 2 years and I have had the opportunity to work in great projects with awesome people.

    ConsLike you will face in every company, you have people that do not welcome change easily. But apart from that, I can not find any other con.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good starter or advanced career company. Could use a boost in the mid-career level.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGood work life balance and benefits.
    Some good people with lots of industry experience.
    Good place to get experience early in your career.
    Company prides itself on diversity initiatives.

    ConsCareer can become stagnant after several years.
    Rather resistant to change, but recent changes in leadership appear to be helping.
    Need to manage poor performers more effectively, rather than shuffling them around.
    Promotions/rewards appear to be more driven by office politics than merit.

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    Good Experience

    Advanced Accountant (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsNice location, good benefits. The people that you work with are very helpful and the compensation is market salary.

    ConsNot enough career advancement. Management does not notice any of the work that you put in and it seems like advancement is only for senior levels.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter employee reviews

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsForward Thinking Group with Flexibility

    ConsNone, the group is great.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Incredible experience with the opportunity to work with great people.

    IT Intern (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThe people are amazing and the work is value added

    ConsThere are no major cons that for working at Marathon.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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