Murphy Oil Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
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Murphy Oil President & CEO Roger W. Jenkins
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Pros
  • Good competitive environment and good pay and compensation (in 9 reviews)

  • Good benefits, fun atmosphere, alot of great co workers (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of feedback and poor work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • If you are not well liked or disagree with upper management you can kiss your job goodbye (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Stressful...

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Rockwall, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Rockwall, TX

    I worked at Murphy Oil

    Pros

    Ok pay. Meet new people.

    Cons

    To many to name. Favoritism...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. The starting pay is good. Upper management sucks.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Aiken, SC
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Aiken, SC

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

    Pros

    Starting pay is good. Occasional raises.

    Cons

    Upper management sucks. No breaks during shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting outside people and look out for your own.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Horrible place to work

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Clerk in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Murphy Oil part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    None at all, not one.

    Cons

    No understanding for military spouse/single mothers with children and husband deployed. Will work you like a dog, expect you to come in on your off days and/or come in early, stay late regardless of the impact it has on childcare, etc. If you can't do that, even if you're not in a management position, they fire you. Good luck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like people instead of robots. Hold everyone to the same standard. Don't expect people to bend over backwards if you treat them badly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. When it's great it's great, but they use you up until you have nothing left to give.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Murphy Oil full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits

    Cons

    If your store is short-handed, good luck getting to use any of your vacation time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's sad that you would rather hire new people instead of taking care of your long term employees with decent raises, letting them actually get to use their vacation they've earned.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Nepotism ruins the Calgary office

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Murphy Oil full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mostly good people and good pay/benefits

    Cons

    Calgary Finance department is managed in order to fill positions with people the managers know or previously worked with. Existing employees are suddenly shown the door when friends and family of management are looking for work. Additionally, I witnessed several management members actively take credit for work their employees did and, conversely, blame their employees when things went sideways. I would avoid the Calgary Finance group as if it had the plague.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change Calgary Finance management team, or risk hurting Canadian operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. So So....upper management really could careless about operations employees.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Nacogdoches, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Nacogdoches, TX

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

    Pros

    I really dont have any.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come down from El Dorado Ak and see what managers, asst managers and cashiers go through on a daily basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Just walk away.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Winder, GA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Winder, GA

    I worked at Murphy Oil part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They do offer low gas prices.

    Cons

    Poor working conditions. Have to work at night alone and perform outside duties without proper lighting or security. Have to wait until completely vacated to run to the outside bathroom and eat lunch between customers. Didn't even have a chair to sit while working the kiosk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't legally have employees working without any breaks, especially lunch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Most frustrating job I ever had

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Murphy Oil part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    None a job to pay bills barely

    Cons

    very unorganized and have no clue about day to day scheduling and training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be less confusing training and communication needs improvement and think I would of been a loyal employee if I was trained properly and had been able to have hours that were sensible to making a living

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Can't wait to leave. Do not work here!

    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Murphy Oil full-time

    Pros

    The pay is better than average. There are some people that are pleasant to work with. That's about where the pros stop.

    Cons

    I'll start with the basics. Terrible benefits/ health insurance. Add to that an unprofessional executive management staff which trickles down to the group managers. On top of that you have office politics. If you are not well liked or disagree with upper management you can kiss your job goodbye. I have seen many people take "early retirement" or moved to different departments just because they disagreed or were not liked by the right person and were scapegoats for unfortunate events. Terrible!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a top down driven company. There must be better management. What is in place is not working and ineffective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Awful. If I could give 0 stars, I would.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Dorado, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Dorado, AR

    I have been working at Murphy Oil full-time

    Pros

    Oppurtunity to meet new people.

    Cons

    Terrible management. One company, but different departments are treated very differently. Job is very very stressful and not worth the pay! The hours are AWFUL. Not enough employees, seniority does not mean much, and there is constant unfair treatment. They tend to bring in inexperienced management to try to "implement" things, but this fails. There is a lack of communication and also they have their "picks and chooses". If you're not one of them, don't expect to be treated the same. People are quick to say, "yes I want to work for Murphy", but you will be surprised what's on the other side of those doors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring inexperienced management. Put more time into choosing someone better fit for a job. We had a manager who knew absolutely nothing about her own department. Take the time to actually hear your employees. There is no sense in having HR meetings for change, only to have enployees rant, but you don't actually listen to a word they say. All I can say is BETTER MANAGEMENT. I can not stress that enough or your turn over will continue to get worse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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