Murphy Oil
2.6 of 5 74 reviews
www.murphyoilcorp.com El Dorado, AR 5000+ Employees

Murphy Oil Reviews

Updated Mar 24, 2014

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55% Approve of the CEO

Murphy Oil President, CEO, and Director David M. Wood

David M. Wood

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Excellent salary, good benefits, you live very close to work, no travel time"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Mostly good people and good pay/benefits"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "If you are not well liked or disagree with upper management you can kiss your job goodbye"
    in 8 reviews
  • "If you go to work as a DM you will get paid very well but they own you 24/7"
    in 3 reviews
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Good Company to work for If you get Superiors that actually practice the Integrity and Morals that the company preaches.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Murphy Oil full-time

ProsGood benefits, fun atmosphere, alot of great co workers.

ConsNo work/life balance. Drastic cut of cashiers hours so a bigger turnover rate.

Advice to Senior ManagementToss The Good Ole Boy Network, Hire D.M's and RGM's that "don't" set the tone of what "not" to do, (lie, manipulate, show extreme favoritism for those that brown nose.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Store Manager (Current Employee)
Murfreesboro, TN

I have been working at Murphy Oil full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThey need to revamp their procedures of opening and have enough manpower to complete your task

ConsHave to work to many hours and have so few employees that you have to be the one fill in if someone calls out

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at your Managers, who is a manager and a customer representative and who is just there in the position to draw a check and don't care about customers or the employees. There is way to much turn over in the company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It pays the bills, But money isn't everything

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Montgomery, AL

I worked at Murphy Oil full-time for more than a year

ProsThe pay was great, I got a chance to meet some great people, I loved my customers

ConsJob was stressful, I felt that upper level management did not care for the well being of their employees,

Advice to Senior ManagementBe careful how you do people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Murphy Oil full-time for more than 3 years

Prosquick promotions, the people sometimes, and you can work by yourself

ConsNo Breaks, and on your feet the whole shift

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A 1960s Culture

Training and Development (Former Employee)
El Dorado, AR

I worked at Murphy Oil full-time for more than a year

ProsExcellent salary, good benefits, you live very close to work, no travel time.

ConsEl Dorado, AR (Corporate Headquarters), small town thinking, women don't really count there. They talk the talk but don't walk the walk.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Working for this Company has certainly been a learning experience, at times unstructured, but overall a good experience.

Contracts Analyst (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Murphy Oil full-time for more than a year

ProsMost people at the Company are a joy to work with.

ConsThere are some serious communication issues.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Started great and then it went downhill due to expectations and policies changing randomly.

Store Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Murphy Oil full-time for more than 8 years

ProsFull-time benefits are good with vacation and medical/optical/dental insurance offered as well as profit sharing/stock options and/or 401k. There are some very excellent people to work with.

ConsThere are different rules for different people. The expectations vary on where you work and who you work for.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet everyone on the same page. Do not allow District/Zone/Regional managers to have different rules for different people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Stable, fun, rewarding, great pay.

Cashier (Current Employee)
Dothan, AL

I have been working at Murphy Oil part-time for more than a year

ProsGreat pay, get to know everyone in the city, learn about tobacco, and help meet customer desires. It's easy enough to work your way higher in the company.

ConsIf you have an incompetent manager, it can cause some stress. There will always be ignorant customers. Getting everything done can require working off the clock.

Advice to Senior Management25 hours a week means I need a second job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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So So....upper management really could careless about operations employees.

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
Nacogdoches, TX

I have been working at Murphy Oil full-time for less than a year

ProsI really dont have any.

ConsHorrible pay, lack of accountability, policy confusion you name it.

Advice to Senior ManagementCome down from El Dorado Ak and see what managers, asst managers and cashiers go through on a daily basis.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Satisfying

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Murphy Oil full-time for more than a year

ProsThe company has a lot of room to grow so better opportunities for hardworking individuals.

ConsSale competition sometimes too competitive.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore experienced upper management who are good in problem solving techniques.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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