Marathon Oil

  www.marathonoil.com
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Marathon Oil Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
92 Reviews
3.7
92 Reviews
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Marathon Oil CEO Lee Tillman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Possible to have some of the best work / life balance in the industry (in 21 reviews)

  • Flexible 9/80 is great for work/life balance and competitive benefits (in 13 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company only getting better!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I've been with the company eight years and it's gotten better and better year after year. I started as a college new hire, 22 y/o and was quickly recognized by my management that I was a "high potential individual". With my contributions to MRO, since my starting salary offer, my total pay has over doubled in less than 8 years. The work is interesting, challenging and lots of paid time off, 9/80 flex schedule and recent new executive management trying to enhance communication things are only going to continue getting better.

    Cons

    Burecrocy is still apparent even with some of the changes executives try to put in place, there are still older upper managment that have a very old school attitude about work and have unrealistic expectations about deadlines and quick turn around requests - these are far and few between but still exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The world is changing, people are expecting more from corporations that rake in billions of dollars of profit a year and pay their CEO tens of millions of dollars a year. Newer employees are expecting more benefits, perks & a company to look out for their STAKEHOLDERS (communities and employees) not just Shareholders.

    A more aggressive giving campaign would really promote sense that the company really cares about the people and communities just as much as shareholders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Accountant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Hard to climb the ladder from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Does not know who they are

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance good.

    Cons

    Brought on to do offshore construction. Then decided to play in the shales. Major projects went away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction and stick to it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Its been too long

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marathon Oil

    Pros

    Benefits are better than most places

    Cons

    Politics are very noticeable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of politics

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Allow you to really define your working area and activities to meet the business need.

    Cons

    A little more communication between supervisors and subordinates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include subordinates in future planning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work in Houston.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Procurement in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Global Procurement in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flex day scheduling allows for other than Fridays.

    Cons

    Very political as to promotion and advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People want careers - easy to find jobs in the oil industry.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, just not for me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marathon Oil

    Pros

    Truly value community service
    Good culture if you are used to a big company environment
    Great work-life balance - you get every other Friday off, and even hourly employees receive paid holidays

    Cons

    Irrelevant training
    Culture was too formal for my liking

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    They care about their employees, but at times misses the mark on how to harness new technologies or ways of thinking.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HES
    Current Employee - HES

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, and competitive benefits (they still have a pension)!

    Cons

    Move and operate like a dinosaur even though we are a new "independent". Also lots of mis-management in the middle management area. Bad employees are allowed to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for ways to bring excitement back to the company. Look at what companies are doing that are the new wave of business Google, Cox, etc. to see how to harness passion and retain young driven people that will work because they love to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Learning experience in upstream

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

    I have been working at Marathon Oil as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance is great. Most of the people are great. Company's completely focused on growing and making smart business decisions. Benefits for direct hire are great.

    Cons

    Company has miles of red tape on hr related issues. If a person is willing to put in extra time, they will ride that person until they break.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the value of the individual, not just the position or job title. Think more than a few weeks ahead.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company/!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marathon Oil

    Pros

    Holds ethics and integrity as strong values

    Cons

    Lots of recent turnover in senior ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that you keep the company moving forward, but not at the expense of values.

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