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Marathon Oil Reviews

Updated March 18, 2017
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  • The new management does not value works done by geo-scientists (in 7 reviews)

  • They want to be a "Premier Independent E&P low cost producer", but at what price (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    difficult for some to move up, easier for select few


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time

    Pros

    9/80 schedule, 4 weeks vacation

    Cons

    Absolutely everything is at your manager's discretion (more like whim), non-existing
    HR, elitist and unapproachable senior management, old-school methods and ways

    Advice to Management

    Descend from the 41st floor and actually get involved with your employees, get rid of so many layers of management


  3. "Advanced Accounting Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Advanced Accounting Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Advanced Accounting Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are better than most companies. Restricted Stock is around 10-15% of your base pay vesting over three years. 401k match is 7%, Pension escalates from 7% to 9% and then 11% depending on age and experience. Bonus is from 10-20% of base salary depending on your review.

    Medical costs about $4k a year with a $1600 deductible. Flex Days are nice, along with vacation being earned on Jan 1. for the whole year. no paycheck to paycheck accrual like most companies.

    Cons

    Forced rankings for yearly review. Heavily focused on resource plays within the US. If oil drops and stays low again will probably lay more people off and potentially go out of business.

    Advice to Management

    More portfolio diversification is needed. Scrap the Exxon Mobil review process as it is making good employees leave.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "RE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and good compensation

    Cons

    Lack of direction, vision and leadership

    Advice to Management

    Focus on a better strategy


  6. "Depends on Location"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, in some areas outside the box thinking is encouraged.

    Cons

    Inconsistent culture from location to location. I've worked at four different assets, three of the four had a positive, upbeat and open minded culture. One was just the opposite. Closed minded, especially about change and extremely judgmental.

    Advice to Management

    Look carefully for those that are injecting negativity into the workplace and deal with them.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were in line with the industry

    Cons

    CEOs rating is 21% that should tell you something about how its being managed.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the CEO and maybe the stock price might actually rise over $20


  8. "Completions Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for

    Cons

    No Cons. Great colleagues and bosses


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Petrotechs beware!"

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    Current Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Vacation and Flex days. Everyone gets the leisure of zero accountability for anything. Rating system puts everyone in the 'average' bucket each year.

    Cons

    Management has no leadership. Company doesn't have any assets for petrotechs to work/explore. Nothing new is coming, BD can't make a deal.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and start again. Especially those legacy folks who just collect huge paychecks and do nothing. HR would also be a great place to do some axing.


  10. "Fair Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Flexible Schedule
    2. Good Pay
    3. Good Benefits

    Cons

    1. A lot of layers
    2. Slow moving at times (result of larger company)
    3. At times management seems to care about perception


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Do what you're told"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is reasonable and can't beat the flex day policy, basically an extra month off every year on top of a normal upstream vacation policy.

    Cons

    Highly politicized culture and top down management. Managers make decisions based on what they think their managers/analysts want to hear vs technical basis.
    Pervasive low morale throughout the company due to heavy layoffs based on a poor imitation of XOM forced ranking system. HR initiates many policies and procedures based on what they think is best vs business needs, and has strong influence on CEO. Field locations very disconnected from the 'Houston tower'.
    Galleria location makes commuting rough

    Advice to Management

    Stop the echo chamber meetings with other chiefs and talk to your Indians



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