Murphy Oil

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Murphy Oil Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
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 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits, fun atmosphere, alot of great co workers (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 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Most frustrating job I ever had

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Murphy Oil part-time (less than an 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
  2.  

    They don't value their employees...they are all for the dollar!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Davenport, IA

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

    Pros

    I was lucky enough to have an awesome manager who cared about her employees.

    Cons

    The company itself cares about the money...not employees!!! The managers job was always on the line due to impractical rules of the company, as were the employees.Most of the work is done outside,which means very hot in the summer and extremely cold in the winter...especially in the middle of blizzards!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 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
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  5.  

    Awful. If I could give 0 stars, I would.

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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

    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
  6.  

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in West Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Cashier in West Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    Job Opportunities
    Able to have Manager work with you when it is needed for Doctor Appointments

    Cons

    Medical Insurance For Hourly Employees
    Raises for Hourly Employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to check on your Managers a little closer. Some of them get away with a lot of crap. Also when you put out Holiday Calendar we are told that Cashiers get Holiday Pay for Christmas and that is not true.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Murphy Usa is a solid company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - District Manager in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Overall good culture

    Cons

    Some unethical people at top of organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    OK company to work, not great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 (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
  9.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Springfield, TN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Springfield, TN

    I worked at Murphy Oil full-time (less than an 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
  10.  

    Very Frustrating Place To Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  11.  

    I would not work there again for any reason.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dalton, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dalton, GA

    I worked at Murphy Oil full-time (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

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