Marathon Oil Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company employs and has a health work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of growth and career development

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great workplace

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

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, challenging projects

    Cons

    Big company, slow moving corporation

    Advice to Management

    Take the risk giving junior leaders "popcorn stand" leadership opportunities

  3. Helpful (4)

    IT Business Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    If 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 Management

    Too many managers, not enough leaders!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Document Control

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    This 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.

    Cons

    Everything was great working for this company

  6. Easy place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marathon Oil

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    No real career advancement unless you count staying here 30 years, then you can advance, maybe.

    Advice to Management

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

  7. Need Serious Shake-Up

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

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

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

    Pros

    training 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

    Cons

    many 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 Management

    This 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!

  8. One of the best oil and gas companies there is.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Integrity, friendliness, professionalism, safety, values

    Cons

    Need to be more competitive

  9. Great company to work for

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

    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

    MRO 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.

    Cons

    Like 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.

  10. Helpful (1)

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

    • 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 8 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Career 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.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Good Experience

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

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not 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 Management

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