Murphy Oil

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Murphy Oil Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
82 Reviews
3.0
82 Reviews
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Murphy Oil President & CEO Roger W. Jenkins
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No Breaks, and on your feet the whole shift

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A 1960s Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training and Development in El Dorado, AR
    Former Employee - Training and Development in El Dorado, AR

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contracts Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Contracts Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Murphy Oil full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There are some serious communication issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Full-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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
  7.  

    Stable, fun, rewarding, great pay.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Dothan, AL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Dothan, AL

    I have been working at Murphy Oil part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

    25 hours a week means I need a second job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Satisfying

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

    I have been working at Murphy Oil full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sale competition sometimes too competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More experienced upper management who are good in problem solving techniques.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    PRESSURE

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Murphy Oil (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    raises after routine performance evaluations, educational assistance

    Cons

    too many technical issues without adequate assistance, poor training

    Recommends
  10.  

    Just walk away.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Winder, GA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Winder, GA

    I worked at Murphy Oil part-time (less than an 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company but.....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in El Dorado, AR
    Current Employee - Analyst in El Dorado, AR

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

    Pros

    All in all its a great place to be. Great people, freedom within job, laid back culture.

    Cons

    Cronyism is the name of the game here. If you don't have the right friends you are stuck. But if you get picked to be one of the in crowd you are set. If you just blend in here thats all you'll ever do. Pay is wildly disparate with sometimes those without college degrees making triple digits, well over better educated people. Career advancement is tough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent. Stop installing all of your yes men to serve your own needs. Stop hiring yes men or promoting them into management. Trust your subordinates to manager their teams and stop dictating hiring decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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