Marathon Oil Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Include subordinates in future planning

  2. Helpful (1)

    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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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

  3. 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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flex day scheduling allows for other than Fridays.

    Cons

    Very political as to promotion and advancement.

    Advice to Management

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

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  5. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Learning experience in upstream

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  7. Challenging internship with real business impact

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

    I have been working at Marathon Oil as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone 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.

    Cons

    If 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 Management

    With 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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

    • 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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Continue succession planning and never get rid of 9/80s

  9. Helpful (2)

    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 Management

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

  10. Helpful (4)

    Great culture, lack of diverse projects

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Lack 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 Management

    Work 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.

  11. Helpful (5)

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

    • 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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You 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.

    Cons

    If 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 Management

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

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