Murphy Oil

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Murphy Oil Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
80 Reviews
2.9
80 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    not bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager  in  Glasgow, KY
    Current Employee - District Manager in Glasgow, KY

    I have been working at Murphy Oil

    Pros

    the pay is good, the people are good, and it is overall a good job.. good money, a lot of free time

    Cons

    trying to keep up with so many stores at once, and dealing with employees who sometimes do not want to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep trucking, it is a good company and people are fun to work with, keep up with your stores and hire good people

    Recommends
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work at your own risk

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

    I worked at Murphy Oil

    Pros

    The hourly pay is a little better then othe places.

    Cons

    Management offers no training even thought they promise to train you. Shifts are difficult because only one cashier on duty to do 10 things at once and hard to do when the line of upset customers are waiting to be attended to and only one person on duty. Most of the time the pumps do not work and the Murphy cards are always a hassle half the time they do not work alot of customer complaints. Registers are faulty they cut off during transactions and computers are usually down most of the time. When errors occur because of faulty equipment the cashier is blamed and then fired without consideration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to do the training for employees training that is promised when you are hired instead of being more interested in their bonuses. More hours for employees so that at least we can make a decent paycheck , they tend to cut hours on their whim. Less hours for employees more bonus money for management.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's not the best place to work, but it's okay

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Macon, GA

    I worked at Murphy Oil

    Pros

    The pay is above minimum wage. Managers work around your schedule if you are in school or if you're working more than one job. There is a tuition reimbursement program for college students. The managers and coworkers are friendly and easy to work with. Overall the job is fairly easy, if you can handle a fast-paced environment. They usually have the cheapest gas in the city.

    Cons

    Poor training. Due to the store being constantly filled with customers, no lunch break is given/allowed. The equipment doesn't work properly, which causes a lot of errors to be made; cashiers are usually blamed for these errors instead of the faulty equipment. There is a very high turn-over rate because: 1) employees quit due to the work environment being below satisfaction or 2) employees are fired for things out of their control. Upper management is more concerned about their bonuses than their employees. Due to the high turn over rate, there is usually only one cashier in the store and he/she is expected to man the entire store alone without a manager (or assistant manager) present. That one cashier is expected to do 10 things at a time; it's unrealistic because the gas station is crowded with customers 24/7.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more concerned about the safety of your employees. Equipment should be inspected and/or upgraded to make sure employees are able to accurately serve customers. Communicate with store managers and cashiers to find out what can be done to improve customer service. Commend people for a job well done. Remember that if your employees aren't happy, your customers won't be happy. How about working a week in a store to see what it takes to run it.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Average Job, Low Pay!

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  El Dorado, AR
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in El Dorado, AR

    I worked at Murphy Oil

    Pros

    Great learning experience for new graduates. Benefits package is reasonable, and above board for the area of the country. Management was very flexible in regards to time-off and the use of vacation time.

    Cons

    Small town corporate culture. Corporate office located in a very small, economically depressed town. Salary based more on regional averages, not inline with industry averages for similar jobs. Promotions seemed to be based more on tenure and 'who you know', and less on talent and work performance. Management doesn't clearly define work objectives, or project time lines. Zero focus on continuing education initiatives. Training needs are limited to self-study.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring pay scale in line with industry averages. Promotions should be based on performance, and not based on 'who you know."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    MurphyUSA retail perspective.

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    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Opportunities for advancement due to organic growth of the company.

    Cons

    Sometime upper management "Shoots from the hip" and make everything important and looses focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Any structured organization needs core stability, which the Retail Marketing arm is lacking.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Life Work Balance and Competitive Daily Rate!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    Life work balance
    Clear direction from management
    Quick peer review and VAR
    Good financial support from management for ad hoc projects
    Less meeting and workshops
    Good career opportunity for expats
    Excellent pay for expats (USD2000-3500 day)
    Strong Geology team
    Large expat contingent
    Office politics does not favor the locals-Expats are rarely blamed for anything.
    Kuala Lumpur ! Cheaper than singapore , less hectic than jakarta and bangkok

    Cons

    Company culture put an emphasis on getting close to management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Friendly supervisor/mentor, rewarding, learn a lot

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Geologist  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Geologist in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at Murphy Oil as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Communicate positively and openly, flexible working time, work like a team and also as an individual, information is shared, Just do your job and you will be complement

    Cons

    Office politic is still around

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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 for 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
  10.  

    A place to learn a lot and get involved in many processes unlike other major O&G companies.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Nice workplace atmosphere.
    Flexibility.
    Good place to learn a lot from experience, even though recently turning to lot younger folks.

    Cons

    No much room to grow.
    Turnaround of workforce is high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to be really experienced with good qualifications.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Incredible working environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HSE Advisor  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - HSE Advisor in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Murphy Oil as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Just do your job and you will be complement

    Cons

    Office politic is still around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay out of trouble

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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