Marathon Oil Reviews

Updated Apr 28, 2021

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3.6
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Marathon Oil CEO Lee Tillman
Lee Tillman
141 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent benefits work life balance(in 51 reviews)

  • "They pay well and have a 9/80 work schedule(in 37 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Company needs offshore exploration success(in 9 reviews)

  • "The new management does not value works done by geo-scientists(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Place to work

      Nov 4, 2020 - Management Assistant in Houston, TX
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      Pros

      good leadership and vision for the organization

      Cons

      needed full time job so I decided to leave

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Work-Life Balance and Compensation but Lacking Loyalty

      Mar 10, 2021 - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
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      Pros

      Work-life balance, compensation, culture among individual contributors is awesome. Supervisors and lower-level management is usually supportive and empowering.

      Cons

      Supervisors and lower-level management is very inconsistent (years of experience and how hands-on or -off they are). The same employee is often treated/recognized differently between managers leading to inconsistent feedback and direction.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      OK place to start a career

      Apr 28, 2021 - Advanced Engineer in Houston, TX
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      Pros

      Good work-life balance, early career engineers have the opportunity to try various disciplines.

      Cons

      Little to no career advancement opportunities, company seems to have no direction, high turnover due to layoffs and unwillingness to pay for talent.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Not what it used to be

      Apr 28, 2021 - Production Operator in San Antonio, TX
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      Pros

      Good benefits and work life balance

      Cons

      Terrible leadership. The leadership is not in touch with its people, nor do they have a real understanding of what is going on due to no one will give them a straight answer in fear of being eliminated.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Doing the best they can in a hard market

      Jan 25, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
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      Pros

      Culture is based on mutual respect. Leadership is committed to as much transparency and communication as possible. Pay is above average for similar jobs in other industries.

      Cons

      Oil and Gas is a volatile industry. The most recent cuts are likely not the last but most roles are already overburdened with the loss of their colleagues. Difficult to move up at all. Pigeon holed in whatever your role is. Very little cross collaboration among departments.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Not the old Marathon

      Mar 10, 2021 - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX
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      Pros

      Good company / people culture and good work environment. My work team was like family. My line of leadership was very supportive

      Cons

      Overload of work for a small team and expected to perform work outside of your direct role ( had to be a jack of all trades)

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company

      Mar 27, 2021 - Supervisor 
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      Pros

      For the most part, great people working there.

      Cons

      At times there is little work like balance.

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Unprofessional

      Apr 23, 2021 - Advanced Engineer in Houston, TX
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      Pros

      None really to speak of

      Cons

      Culture, incompetence within management, good ol boy system

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

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      Apr 12, 2021 - Advanced Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
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      Pros

      Good work and life balance

      Cons

      Volatility in oil industry makes the future uncertain

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Culture has changed a lot in recent years

      Apr 1, 2021 - Geologist 
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      Pros

      Great coworkers, Good benefits, Most teams have flexible hours

      Cons

      Competition is encouraged under management, Not confident in decisions being made at higher levels, No loyalty to employees

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