Marathon Petroleum - Great people, great experience, lots of pros and a few cons | Glassdoor
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"Great people, great experience, lots of pros and a few cons"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Project Engineer
Current Employee - Project Engineer
No opinion of CEO

Pros

I am challenged almost everyday and have a good relationship with my direct supervisors and managers. Training is encouraged and people are willing to help. The company has a vast network of knowledgeable people that are a phone call away. Overtime is sometimes required but not often. I would recommend Marathon for any young engineer to gain great experience. The work is fast-paced and challenging. If you can not multitask and manage time, this is not the job for you.

Cons

The company does not have a good plan for advancement of their young professionals. It is up to the individual to find positions that keep them challenged. They do a poor job of keeping and attracting quality people. They underutilized their coop program. Highly talented coops have gained wonderful experience at Marathon and go work for a competitor because the company reacts too slow. Marathon is a Midwest company that has operations in the south where salaries are higher. The company loses quality people every year because they refuse to stay competitive with salary in the south.

Advice to Management

Work on the career development plan for professionals. Consider a salary survey and try to stay more competitive with the current market in the southern region. Keep the talented people in the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Marathon Petroleum

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Work tends to expand into after-hours & weekends more than it should."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good people; interesting work. Great work culture, legitimate responsibilities and projects, and questions encouraged; diverse work force. generally good environment.

    Cons

    abbreviated schedules cause added turmoil. -Little formal training makes starting out somewhat difficult.
    -Communications can be difficult, as employees casually use dialogue and terms that are regularly unfamiliar with.

    Advice to Management

    more frequent feedback is recommended, and less changes to plans that have already been made. also, more access to training.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great work culture, legitimate responsibilities and projects, and questions encouraged."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineering Coop
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineering Coop
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work culture, legitimate responsibilities and projects, and questions encouraged.

    Cons

    -Little formal training makes starting out at the coop somewhat difficult.
    -Communications can be difficult, as employees casually use dialogue and terms that coop is regularly unfamiliar with.


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