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

Marathon Oil Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated Jun 16, 2014
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3.6 45 reviews

                             

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Marathon Oil CEO Lee Tillman

Lee Tillman

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80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Challenging internship with real business impact

    Human Resources Intern (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsEveryone is incredibly friendly and welcoming! The intern program is well-structured with training, social events, and leadership opportunities. They make sure the supervisors of interns have real projects for them to work on, not just busy work. I have projects with groups across my department, so I’m getting a lot of experience in a short amount of time.

    ConsIf you don't like change or you can't deal with uncertainty it's a tough time to work here. In the past year they've gotten almost an entirely new executive board, so big changes are happeneing all the time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWith all the changes make sure you stay true to Marathon's culture and values. Improve the company, but don't change it into something unrecognizable.

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

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    Great place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsSuccession planning, integrity & values, family-like workplace, not a big fish in a small pond and of course the wonderful 9/80 flex schedule!

    ConsRetention and hiring good talent in a competitive Houston O&G market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue succession planning and never get rid of 9/80s

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture, lack of diverse projects

    Geophysicist (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThe people and open environment make it a joy to come to work. Flexible 9/80 is great for work/life balance and competitive benefits. Several internal organizations/communities make exchanging technical work across assets easy and fun.

    ConsLack of diverse projects. Marathon seems to be focusing on onshore US and is reducing it's international and conventional assets. Lack of exploration success internationally doesn't leave many assets to work on outside of shale plays. Best assets and exploration are reserved for people with 20+ experience while anyone with less than 10 years is sent to the "shale factory"

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on diversifying your portfolio and create opportunities for employees to gain conventional skills needed in the industry, otherwise they will leave to get those experiences elsewhere.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work environment

    Drilling Engineer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsAwesome great work/life balance with very nice co workers. Company does a lot of community outreach work and really cares about the community they work in.

    ConsCompany was resistant to change at on point, but with the new management the culture is changing towards a more open minded mentality.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize employees for achievements.

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

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    Good growth opportunities in unconventionals and open to young employees.

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsPossible to have some of the best work / life balance in the industry. : 9/80 flex days, lots of vacation. Also possible to overwork, and give back vacation, depending on the project you have.
    Good projects in Bakken, Eagleford.
    Lots of room to grow for young employees as the older ones are retiring.
    Friendly, "family" culture with lots of long time employees.

    ConsStill too Bureaucratic for an independent. Company is working at becoming more efficient.

    Budget is Focused on Bakken and Eagleford - sensitive to oil price drops in the future. Needs to keep portfolio broad.

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

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    Great Company, Neutral IT

    IT Manager (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat Company, clear direction, knows where it was going
    In IT everyone working to do the right thing

    ConsSignificant Management change the resulting impact to the corporate culture remains to be seen.
    IT Leadership had no direction and somewhat disfunctional, tough to work across silos.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe careful not to ruin a great corporate culture.
    IT Leadership needs to figure out what IT needs to be and plot a course.

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

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    Great workplace

    Land (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsWork life balance, challenging projects

    ConsBig company, slow moving corporation

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake the risk giving junior leaders "popcorn stand" leadership opportunities

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

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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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    Document Control

    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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