Marathon Oil Reviews

Updated May 13, 2022

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3.5
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Lee Tillman
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great place to work

    Mar 23, 2022 - Supervisor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great work life balance, benefits, and compensation

    Cons

    Lack of attractive field office locations

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Unrealistically low staffing levels and compensation

    May 5, 2022 - Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I have met some of the nicest colleagues I have ever known at Marathon.

    Cons

    Marathon cannot retain employees. The turn over is 40%+ in some departments. Marathon no longer grants LTI to non-managers and cannot compete with other oil and gas companies for employees. They are not willing to consider non-monetary changes and accommodations to retain high performing employees.

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  3. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Stay Away

    May 13, 2022 - Gas Marketing Accountant in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    9/80 schedule is a plus

    Cons

    No clue of what they’re doing

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  4. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Turnover for profits

    May 9, 2022 - Store Supervisor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    There’s no such thing as a carreer job in a marathon

    Cons

    You must stay in poverty because the needs of the few out weigh the hard work of it’s subordinates.

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee

    No growth

    May 11, 2022 - Production Accountant in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Large group to work with

    Cons

    No growth opportunities, lots of red tape, can't run projects to innovate and stuck doing process an old way.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good people and good company

    Mar 17, 2022 - Planning Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work environment Nice coworkers Nice managers

    Cons

    Not flexible Lack of movement Too precise

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Supply Chain Advice

    Feb 11, 2022 - Category Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Supply Chain Experience - Flexible Work Schedule (hybrid and 9/80)

    Cons

    - High turnover - The company is in a maintenance state. - Lots of “Yes” men in leadership - Organization likes to keep status quo

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Mixed Bag

    Feb 14, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    People are great to work with.

    Cons

    Senior management decisions are bewildering and almost always make your job harder than it should be. Financial rewards are skewed toward the top.

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Frequent Upper Management Personnel Changes every 3-4 mths

    Dec 18, 2021 - Regulatory Compliance Specialist in Artesia, NM
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I loved my job but then Covid hit.

    Cons

    Upper management changed frequently from State to State and different departments approx 3-4 mths.

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Enjoyable place to work

    Nov 17, 2021 - Pumper/Lease Operator in Dickinson, ND
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The people are great! Friendly and very willing to help teach new comers.

    Cons

    Focused too much time on maximum optimization with slightly unrealistic expectations. More time filling out paper and computer work than doing actual job

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Marathon Oil Reviews FAQs

Marathon Oil has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 415 reviews left anonymously by employees. 56% of employees would recommend working at Marathon Oil to a friend and 55% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Marathon Oil employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Marathon Oil. This rating has decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.

56% of Marathon Oil employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Marathon Oil 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.0 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Marathon Oil to be coworkers, compensation, benefits and the cons to be diversity and inclusion, senior leadership, career development.

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