Marathon Petroleum

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Marathon Petroleum Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
87 Reviews
4.3
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Marathon Petroleum President and Director Gary R. Heminger
Gary R. Heminger
45 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance seems really good for a larger fortune 500 company (in 8 reviews)

  • Great benefits, strong safety culture and great work environment (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance could be improved (in 4 reviews)

  • Relocate frequently, company headquarters in Findlay, OH, conservative company (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Galveston Bay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Texas City, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Texas City, TX

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

    Pros

    None management needs to go

    Cons

    Management does not stand behind what they preach. If your lazy don't perform or can lie your way thru your job then this is a place to work. Over worked under paid. If you run with the right crowd you can advance. Poor leadership since taking over people leaving everyday do to management. Instead of firing employees who bully , sexually harass can not perform there current jobs multiple complaints by supervision and co workers people are given higher paying jobs or transferred to other sites to fix the problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house from the top down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Bad Choice to stay that long.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Skokie, IL

    I worked at Marathon Petroleum full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Made enough money to pay the rent!

    Cons

    Had not money to go out and have a few drinks' also no life 77 hours a week is no life!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Conservative, Backward, Boys Club

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Management Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Brand Management Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Marathon Petroleum as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    They gave me a relocation bonus when they moved me to work in a satellite office in Atlanta

    Cons

    They made me drive around by myself to rural and dangerous urban areas to take pictures of gas stations. In answer to my questions my boss, more often than not answered: "You wouldn't understand", there was no inter-office unity and I was isolated from the rest of the interns who worked at headquarters, the office was full of buttoned up middle aged men who did things together but never thought to invite anyone else. Terrible work environment. Oh and when I asked what they were going to use my culminating project for they told me that it probably wouldn't be used for naything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach your managers how to deal with interns. Teach men how to include and respect women. Create a more formal program for interns that both helps them develop AND keeps them in a more safe evironment. Challenge the interns more and include them in more meetings so they can learn. Also, be more up front about the aspects of the role.

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

    Poor management

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician
    Current Employee - Lab Technician

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

    Pros

    Pay is very for the title

    Cons

    Poor management; too much forced overtIme; poor morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about emPloyees

  6.  

    Unprofessional

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

    I worked at Marathon Petroleum part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can take off when ever you want if you can find someone to cover you.

    Cons

    Management is poor, business is not run professionally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All new employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not for everyone, must like competing daily to keep your job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Owensboro, KY
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Owensboro, KY

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay. This is the draw that keeps people, but you see a lot of internal movement because people are looking to improve thier work experience.

    Cons

    Have to enjoy office politics. It's carzy, like GE back in the 80's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Ole Boy network

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Findlay, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Findlay, OH

    I have been working at Marathon Petroleum

    Pros

    Pay is above average overall

    Cons

    Do not recognize innovation in work

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    good Pay , bad business sense

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

    I have been working at Marathon Petroleum

    Pros

    The pay scale is good.

    Cons

    Marathon has the management style of the olden days. Employees are harassed, belittled, not appreciated, brow beat, taken for granted, and abused daily. This mis treatment and dis respect is shown to the hourly employees, by management that doesn't have a clue how the process really works.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A happy employee is a productive employee. Work at realizing that your production employees are your greatest asset.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I can't complain about MPC much because I am just happy to have a job, but sometimes wonder if the grass is greener on t

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Refining Engineer I in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Refining Engineer I in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Marathon Petroleum full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I think it is good pay - good bonuses & raises.
    Learn something new everyday therefore you never get bored
    People actually care about you
    7-4 work days unless your behind on work then you have to stay longer or come in on the weekend (i guess you don't have to, but I do)
    You get taken out to eat, sporting events, etc.

    Cons

    Working the refinery with old men all day (no young adults i.e. girls)
    2 weeks vacation starting off
    Stressful at times because of work load
    Under staffed
    Alot of the older guys are lazy and you constantly have to hold peoples hands. I constantly do other peoples jobs.
    Promotions are based on service instead of merit/knowledge i.e. 4-5 yrs - gets you raise, more benefits, & another week of vacation. Then 10 yrs - same stuff, and so on.
    To many meetings
    I think every job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More vacation
    Managers of certain departments need to enforce their employees to be accountable for their work.
    Promotions should be based on merrit not how long you have been with the company. There are some employees who make double my pay, double my vacation and benefits, but no way less than I do and have a lot less responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good money, but lots of overtime.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plant Operations in Texas City, TX
    Current Employee - Plant Operations in Texas City, TX

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

    Pros

    Middle of the pack pay and benefits for the oil industry, meaning that the pay is good and the benefits are average for a large company.

    Cons

    The company seems unable to keep management continuity. They hire young engineers, they get burned out and leave after a couple of years for greener pastures. Overtime is pretty bad, at least in Texas it is. I hear it might be better in other states. Safety advice from management seems to be out of touch. They like to hire cheap contractors but don't want to be responsible for their quality of work or if they can read or understand English.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make work life easier at the ground level. Or face turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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