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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 global exploration and production (E&P) company. Based in Houston, Texas, the Company has activity in North America, Europe and Africa.

Mission: Marathon Oil’s goal is to be recognized as the premier independent E&P company. Our strategy is to be the lowest cost, highest-margin North American resource play focused independent E&P Company – while maintaining an ... 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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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Marathon Oil in October 2016.


    Applied online through the Marathon Oil website. 2 weeks later I was contacted to complete a video interview. Basic behavioral questions, nothing unexpected. A week after the video interview, I was contacted to complete a phone interview. They asked me about my interest in Marathon Oil, my previous internship experience, and some technical questions. A week later I received an offer.

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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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