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Marathon Oil Geoscience Technician Reviews

Updated Feb 11, 2019

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  1. 5.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Geoscience Intern

    Jan 26, 2016 - Geoscience Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people to work with. Many employees with diverse backgrounds were always willing to help with complicated technical assignments.

    Cons

    Many meetings per week on topics that were not necessarily pertinent to the asset or job task assigned. I understand the need for continued education, but there seemed to an over indulgence and expectation of employees to attend these meetings/presentations.

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Incompetent Management

    Feb 11, 2019 - Geoscience Technician in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Starting salary for entry level is high for the industry. Benefits are also good. Work life balance is very good. There are a lot of company events.

    Cons

    Marathon's OKC office tried to act like a small company inside a big company, but in reality it was a corporate swamp filled with good ole boys. Their pace is very relaxed, so much so that you'll be pretty bored working there. The place is a revolving door of stagnation and little motivation. Management gave a lot of people first time supervisor jobs (probably because there was nobody else) and it really showed. My first supervisor was a really nice, relate-able guy, but never challenged me in any way despite my extensive experience. He wound up getting demoted to supervising just one area and not the my group. The second supervisor was the biggest micromanager and would literally time how long I would talk to my coworkers, was very passive aggressive, and even made a girl cry. Despite the entire department grouping together to complain about this supervisor, the manager decided to do nothing about it. Only after everybody, except one person, quit did they decide maybe this guy wasn't best for managing people. Their review system also pits you in a competition with the entire company which, despite working your butt off, will inevitably place you in the bottom 3rd or fourth quartile. How you are rated is a black box where your supervisor supposedly, talks you up to management, who has no idea who you are and what you do, and they say yes or no. Naturally, after working here a while, people catch on to the fact that their work isn't appreciated and either become unmotivated or find another job. While I was at marathon, the average tenure was 3 years. We had a whiteboard where we would put the names of people who quit and averaged the amount to about 2 a month. In a field office of 50. The CEO at Marathon is also an oil lobbyist who is a hard core trump supporter. He told me at a meeting where he visited the OKC office that he considers women a "special interests" group, despite my making less than my male coworker with half of my experience.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  3. 2.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Big company with big problems

    May 10, 2017 - Geoscience Technician 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very laid back, casual dress code, good starting salaries for entry level. Has multiple locations if you ever want to move

    Cons

    Very much acts like a big company, you're pretty much just a number and middle management is very heavy here. Expect to be subject to the good ole boy system, lots of sexism. Work ethic is poor, everyone leaves at 5 no matter what needs to be done for a meeting the next morning. Management chooses favorites and there is a lot of nepotism and managerial incompetence

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    4 people found this review helpful
  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Geological Technician

    Dec 28, 2015 - Advanced Geoscience Specialist in Seabrook, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Galleria location has heavy traffic

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Gone are the glory days of $100 oil

    Jan 20, 2016 - Geoscience Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Autonomy, flexibility, benefits (severance pay is great because you will need it). Tried to approach gold standards in the industry, but they are very behind - marking this as a pro for the effort.

    Cons

    Poor management - indecisive folks who have no integration of the big picture with their peers/superiors. Some of the most useless staff are retained because of favoritism with management.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Great work life balance but no value placed on experience and performance when the going gets tough. Blindsided!

    Mar 1, 2015 - Geoscience in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great work life balance and has many top quality professionals

    Cons

    Age, salary and experience are going to bite you in low oil prices. Stay young.

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    2 people found this review helpful
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