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Marathon Oil Reviews

Updated January 12, 2018
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Marathon Oil CEO Lee Tillman
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Pros
  • Work/life balance was fantastic (in 41 reviews)

  • 9/80 schedule, 4 weeks vacation (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • Middle management is poor, very much yes-men (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management unable to meet requirements for growing company internationally (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "Transforming for good!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Aiming at a collaborative, innovative culture.

    Has simplified its portfolio and now focus on operations in the resource plays where it should be!

    Cons

    Only come here if you are up for the challenge of working in a changing organization. It isn't for everyone, but if you are ready the opportunities are here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep talking to your teams and be as open and honest as you can be - they can take it.


  2. "Awesome place to work"

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    Current Employee - Linux Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Linux Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive group of highly able technical personnel.

    Cons

    More could be done to plan in advance

  3. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and culture. I really enjoyed my time working there, and they invested a lot of time and money in training me. I gained a lot of experience in various programs and projects. My boss was great and helped me grow as an employee. Work/life balance was fantastic.

    Cons

    For my specific position, no upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being awesome.


  4. "Reservoir Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Right size, work life balance

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic, compensation, poor empowerment


  5. "Good company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and work life balance

    Cons

    Do not have any cons at this time

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation to your employees


  6. "prodcution enginerer"

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

    I worked at Marathon Oil (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good to work for easy to leave

    Cons

    give early rretreiment to up balance sheets


  7. "Good"

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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

    Good service. best gas for my car

    Cons

    nothing, perfect place to get gas

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Declining fast"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are still OK, but declining fast. Only the managers still get paid well. They are getting rid of experienced people, so they could pay less to 1-5 year petrotechs.

    Cons

    The culture of "yes" men! It is all about appearances and not doing the right thing. Managers always say the right thing, in reality people take shortcuts. The upper management has not strategy and does not take time to learn about real issues, so does not know how to fix fundamental business problems.

    Advice to Management

    The upper management needs to be changed! Remove their short term incentives, create incentives to promote long term value and employee satisfaction. The time is running out fast


  9. "Great Pay and Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Advanced Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Advanced Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good base pay, 10% variable bonus, and 10% company stock

    Cons

    The oil and gas industry can be very unpredictable.


  10. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Facilities Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Facilities Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The company has a great company culture.

    Cons

    Health benefits not so great.


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