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"Not for everyone, must like competing daily to keep your job"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Owensboro, KY
Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Owensboro, KY
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Marathon Petroleum full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Good benefits, good pay. This is the draw that keeps people, but you see a lot of internal movement because people are looking to improve thier work experience.

Cons

Have to enjoy office politics. It's carzy, like GE back in the 80's.

Other Employee Reviews for Marathon Petroleum

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Conservative, Backward, Boys Club"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Brand Management Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Brand Management Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Petroleum as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They gave me a relocation bonus when they moved me to work in a satellite office in Atlanta

    Cons

    They made me drive around by myself to rural and dangerous urban areas to take pictures of gas stations. In answer to my questions my boss, more often than not answered: "You wouldn't understand", there was no inter-office unity and I was isolated from the rest of the interns who worked at headquarters, the office was full of buttoned up middle aged men who did things together but never thought to invite anyone else. Terrible work environment. Oh and when I asked what they were going to use my culminating project for they told me that it probably wouldn't be used for naything.

    Advice to Management

    Teach your managers how to deal with interns. Teach men how to include and respect women. Create a more formal program for interns that both helps them develop AND keeps them in a more safe evironment. Challenge the interns more and include them in more meetings so they can learn. Also, be more up front about the aspects of the role.


  2. "Great Company - Great Industry - Great Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Contracts Representative in Findlay, OH
    Current Employee - Procurement Contracts Representative in Findlay, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Above average compensation for location/industry
    - Advancement opportunities if you are flexible with location
    - Strong co-workers and team support
    - Ability to have an impact
    - Employee investment is high as they reimburse you for formal education and encourage various training
    - Work/life balance is typically strong
    - Challenging responsibilities, especially if you demand the work

    Cons

    - Very conservative environment
    - Zero sustainability with internal department processes/strategic initiatives
    - Questionable personnel placement
    - Although you can expect to be promoted, the process is very slow, even if the appropriate skill set is there and the work was put in

    Advice to Management

    - Invest more time in selecting candidates for mid-level management
    - Expose more employees to field environment if they have primarily worked in corporate and vice versa
    - Reward employees for taking on temporary assignments

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