Murphy Oil Reviews

Updated July 19, 2014
Updated July 19, 2014
79 Reviews

2.9
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Murphy Oil President & CEO Roger W. Jenkins
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Review Highlights

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

  • Good pay, decent lodging, 3 meals a day provided by cooks (in 5 reviews)


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

  • Limited advancement, no work life balance, poor leadership (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    OK company to work, not great

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    salary is OK, compensation is better than most peers, stock option, pension, bonus, depending on contribution

    Cons

    no culture, management not professional, office politics, no discipline
    no career development,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management needs to be more effective, there need to be rules and people should follow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Springfield, TN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Springfield, TN

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, paid vacation after one year, easy job, not many co workers, good hours are there for the ones who want them

    Cons

    long lines, lots of customers, small working space, people like to be sneaky and steal things, have to always be looking for drive offs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very Frustrating Place To Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The salary is good, benefits "look good" on paper

    Cons

    No common sense, idiotic rules, no opportunities for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Of all the places I have worked, Murphy Oil is the most frustrating. I detect no common sense in the managers of this company. I have tried to suggest some things that will be of great help to everyone, but it was nothing more than an exercise in futility. I was basically told that there will be absolutely no change in the way things are done regardless of how beneficial it would be. It is run like a communist country. Employees should just keep their heads down and keeps their mouths shut. Just fill a seat for "X" amount of hours per day and that's it. There is no sense of contributing to the success of the company. Employees are just tools to be used and abused.

    The salary and some of the benefits are good, because they know it is very difficult to attract good people to southern AR. But, trying to take the allotted vacation time is frustrating as well. Why do they offer so many weeks when they frown on you when you actually try to use any of them? This company proves that money should never be the sole factor in considering whether to take a job. I let that happen to me and now I am stuck here and can't escape....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    I would not work there again for any reason.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Dalton, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dalton, GA

    I worked at Murphy Oil full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    THERE WERE ABSOLUTELY NO PROS.

    Cons

    They treat their people horrible. They don't care about anything but their bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    horrible company to work for

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Murphy Oil

    Pros

    great pay...great pay and that's it nothing is really a pro about this company..except for the managers meeting in florida in which they can save that money and put it in our pay checks.

    Cons

    dm's are horrible and also area managers. they have their favorites and that's who they role with. training is horrible esp for managers. the training is horrible due to the workload, therefore, the cmt wants a break so they can get rest. they overload you with work that cannot get done all in one day. they are company with high turnover of employees and they need to take an indepth look at that. i think the dm's need to work in the stores instead of from home. they need to have a home store where their office is based out of so they can see what is exactly going on in these stores. i think the executives need to the same so they can see what changes need to be made to this company. they worked us to death with all maineinance issues, however cut our commissions in half. they don't promote very well. dm's are messy like little girls. they tell your business to everyone and anybody when it should be confidential. the pay rate for cashiers for the work they do is horrible. murphy needs a complete turn around with staff it doesn't seem like it's getting any better and i was with the company for 3 yrs. very stressful and can cause a lot of health problems. no lunch breaks due to the way the company is set up which is not good for a stressful environment and especially if you have to work 2 shifts a day if you're shorthanded. and yes, upper management has no rush of help if you're shorthanded they don't try to help you out they just leave you out there to work. if you fire an employee upper management goes behind your back and places the employee at another store which makes it hard for you to manage your store because of what upper management did for the other employee. makes it hard for you to discipline your store. also, upper management cares more about the cashier than they do the manager. they will give the cashier more chances but will come in and straight fire a manager, who isn't stealing or anything but will let a cashier rob you and send him or her to work for an other manager. something is truely wrong with this picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management needs to grow up they are very immature and messy. in other words murphy needs professionalism not unprofessionalism. i have never seen such until i got with this company. they need to become more understanding of your situation and if they can't then these people of upper management need to come run the stores for about a month or so to see how we feel. this company could be good but it needs a lot of work...and i mean a lot of work....

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    a mediocre job with decent pay

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Murphy Oil

    Pros

    the pay is outstanding, commission is great too! It is a very easy and straight forward job. Nothing was too complicated!

    Cons

    Different managers do things differently, nothing is the same at any gas station. Management finds anything and everything to blame on you. Usually if a manager screws up, its your fault!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick up the slack! some of the management is lazy! They expect the hourly people to do more work and still get out on time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Horrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager  in  El Dorado, AR
    Current Employee - District Manager in El Dorado, AR

    I have been working at Murphy Oil

    Pros

    They only have their benefits going for them.

    Cons

    Limited advancement, no work life balance, poor leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are your #1 resource.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Every unhealthy item imaginable

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Murphy Oil

    Pros

    Decent wage, decent employees that is all.

    Cons

    Gas, Cigs, Snuff, Candy, Trash

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try creating a better community.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    What was I thinking

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Murphy Oil

    Pros

    You get paid and you get uniforms

    Cons

    You cover for illness cant give time to other workers
    No hours for employees
    It's like Aldi's
    Endless inventory counts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have to count every cigarette every night, that means the company can't or won't trust it's Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Benefits, good chance for a lifetime career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  El Dorado, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Dorado, AR

    I have been working at Murphy Oil

    Pros

    Great benefits, especially retirement. Upward mobility is available for those willing to work. Compassionate company when personal issues occur. Has an employee funded foundation to receive grants when disasters occur. Company matches charitable donations up to $12,500 per employee per year. If you live in El Dorado the company funds "The El Dorado Promise", which is a fund of $50 million that pays all students graduating from El Dorado Public School scholarship assistance to go to higher education at an accredited school.

    Cons

    Balance between work and non-work activity. Dealing with the public (at the gas stations). Long hours. Silo activities within different groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategic planning needs to be a process that is fully embraced, both at upper and middle management levels, new activities need to be vetted properly to ensure that the overall goals of the organization are promoted and accomplished.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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