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

                             

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Marathon Oil CEO Lee Tillman

Lee Tillman

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86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

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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    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 company/!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHolds ethics and integrity as strong values

    ConsLots of recent turnover in senior ranks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure that you keep the company moving forward, but not at the expense of values.

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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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    Excellent Benefits and 90/80 work schedule but no real Succession Planning or opportunities for advancement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou walk in the door with no less than 3 weeks vacation and the opportunity to have every other Friday off. The company has great values and is pretty stable. Compensation and Benefits are very competitive.

    ConsIf you are not the type of person who enjoys staying in the same role for the next 20 or 30 years this is not the place for you. This organization is very flat! There is no visable development plans for non petro technical roles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSuccession Planning is key. It's very important to understand where I can go within "this" organization in my career.

    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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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company employs and has a health work life balance

    ConsLack of growth and career development

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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