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Marathon Oil Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Marathon Oil CEO Lee Tillman
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Pros
  • Good culture and work life balance (in 37 reviews)

  • The corporate office has 9/80 scheduling and a nice gym (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "RE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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.


  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


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  5. "Completions Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Fair Company"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Do what you're told"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Work in progress"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced, work life balance, field locations treat employees like family, benefits.

    Cons

    No direct path for promotion or advancement. Management can't make decisions and change strategy all the time. Lots of rework. CEO changed culture of family.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Stay Away From This Train Wreck"

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

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    9/80 schedule. That is all.

    Cons

    Poor leadership; don't be candid about problems and suggest solutions; many top level techs kept their mouths shut, found better jobs, then quit; other "not in the club" techs got laid-off and found better positions; the brown nosers are still there sucking up and showing their "value" as yes men; stay away from this toxic dump.

    Advice to Management

    Stay at MRO... consider it a quarantine of poor leadership.


  10. "Senior Attorney"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Attorney in Missouri City, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Attorney in Missouri City, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional organization where everyone treated each other with respect

    Cons

    Strategy to focus primarily on Upstream (fracking) was a mistake.

    Advice to Management

    Find your identity and stick with it.


  11. "Another 100 Years?"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Team/family culture of working collaboratively toward common corporate goals. Opportunities for extended career at company through personal performance and growth. Competitive compensation.

    Cons

    Upstream oil and gas industry, where economic environment can be challenging at times. Relatively weak recent past wildcat exploration record.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate internally more fully corporate strategies, particularly about areas of intended focus, business risks, and needs from employees.



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