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Marathon Oil Overview

Houston, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (MRO)
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company based in Houston, Texas.

With a material position in four of the best oil-rich U.S. resource plays in different stages of development, we offer a ... Read more

Mission: We’re on a transformative journey focused on the lower-cost, higher-margin opportunities in the U.S. resource plays. We remain steadfast in our commitment to be safe, responsible, and ethical. Most importantly, we appreciate our dedicated and talented employees who ... Read more

Marathon Oil – Why Work For Us?

At Marathon Oil, we look for motivated, team-oriented people with high integrity who thrive in a challenging work environment where they can make a direct impact right away.


We realize that you will only be satisfied in your job if it’s taking you further in your career. When you become part of our team, we’ll work together to help you reach your full potential. We're serious about maintaining a culture that challenges you to reach your goals, keeps you engaged and makes you want to do more and be more.

Challenging work can be very rewarding. Our competitive Real Life REWARDS benefits program is meant to enhance and preserve your work/life balance and help you plan and prepare for tomorrow.

  • Compensation – We offer a competitive package to recognize your contributions to our current and future success.
  • Health coverage – We offer medical, dental, vision and other benefits to help you improve and maintain your health and the well-being of your family.
  • Flexibility – We allow for flexible work arrangements to provide a better work-life balance. Additionally, some positions can be considered for flexible work schedules.
  • Time away – To help you recharge, we offer a minimum of three weeks paid time off.
  • Retirement Plan – Enjoy the rewards of a successful career with the Marathon Oil Company Retirement Plan which offers an annual contribution of 7-11 percent in the pension plan.
  • Thrift Plan – As an additional way to save for financial security in retirement, our 401(k) savings plan offers a 7 percent Company matching contribution.
  • Additional Benefits – Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Employee Wellness Program, Adoption Assistance and Education Reimbursement.

 Similar programs are offered for our international workforce and may vary by country.


Marathon Oil Corporation creates value by responsibly producing oil and natural gas vital to meeting the world’s growing energy needs. In doing so, we act responsibly toward our shareholders and busi­ness partners, support those who work for us, and improve the communities in which we operate. Our uncompromising focus on our core values protects our license to operate and drives business performance. We are:

  • Healthy and Safe: We conduct our business with a high regard for the health and safety of our employees, contractors and the communities in which we work.

  • Environmental Stewards: We responsibly grow and improve our business by effectively applying leading technologies, training and processes to minimize our environmental impact.

  • Open and Honest: We hold ourselves to a high standard of business ethics and integrity and communicate openly and transparently in our operations.

  • Community Partners: We build stronger communities by developing relationships with our stakeholders and by investing our time, talent and resources.

  • Results Focused: We are passionate in what we do and achieve results through an inclusive, diverse and collaborative team culture that allows people to reach their full potential, helping create shareholder value.

Marathon Oil believes that a company must address its responsibilities for governance, society, the environment and its workforce to achieve sustainable business success and create value. We look beyond our office walls and operational facilities to understand how our decisions, actions and operations affect others, and how we can address stakeholders’ critical needs.

View our online Corporate Sustainability Report.



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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
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    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time (More than 3 years)


    Aiming at a collaborative, innovative culture.

    Has simplified its portfolio and now focus on operations in the resource plays where it should be!


    Only come here if you are up for the challenge of working in a changing organization. It isn't for everyone, but if you are ready the opportunities are here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep talking to your teams and be as open and honest as you can be - they can take it.

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    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
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    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Marathon Oil (Houston, TX).


    Contacted for a face to face meal appointment offsite with the hiring manager to examine an opportunity of utilizing my unique skill set to meet a unique company challenge.

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    • Why would you be willing to make a move from Apache Corporation after twenty years of service.   1 Answer
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Marathon Oil Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Rookie of the Year for Wildlife at Work Program, Wildlife Habitat Council, 2013
  • CR's 100 Best Corporate Citizens, Corporate Responsibility Magazine, 2013
  • Top 500 Green Companies, Newsweek, 2009
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
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