Marathon Oil Reviews

Updated May 20, 2020

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3.4
58%
Recommend to a Friend
44%
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Marathon Oil CEO Lee Tillman
Lee Tillman
124 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work/life balance was fantastic(in 50 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. "Good but best years possibly behind it"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Paid Time Off, Job Rotations/Training (Not sure if that program will continue though)

    Cons

    Oil and Gas Industry volatility

    Marathon Oil2020-05-18
  2. "Overall Good Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very laid back environment overall

    Cons

    Yearly layoffs changed the culture to very tense and cold

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    Marathon Oil2020-05-20
  3. "Good Place to Worl"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Division Order Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced Friendly People Everyone was willing to help with any issues you had Great benefits Great Pay

    Cons

    At times management could be all over the place, they could at one minute ask you to work on something and the next tell you that this task is equally very important as well and needs to be done right away.

    Marathon Oil2020-05-13
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Promotes from outside the company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Drilling Engineer I 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Good Pay and benefits -Good work environment

    Cons

    -No company employee loyalty, will -Will promote people from outside the company before employees

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    Marathon Oil2020-05-07
  5. "Didn’t want to."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pretty Good work life balance.

    Cons

    At some point you are just a number.

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    Marathon Oil2020-05-15
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Sinking Culture"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Just A Hand 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay was good Benefits were good

    Cons

    Leadership is cut throat. Culture has employees working against each other. To many silos. No one has a company wide goal. Employees are slaves to their salaries. No innovation for fear of retaliation.

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    Marathon Oil2020-03-11
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Lots and lots of politics involved"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay you well Benefits are good

    Cons

    Politics and discrimination No career path

    Marathon Oil2020-02-25
  8. "Drilling Engineer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Drilling Engineer 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay, opportunities, internship & recruiting program.

    Cons

    Cyclical business that layoffs are a regular part of.

    Marathon Oil2019-12-10
  9. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People and work are great.

    Cons

    Pay isn't always competitive with other companies of similar size within the industry.

    Marathon Oil2019-11-30
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Marathon"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are great to work with and have Company interests at heart

    Cons

    The management do not lead nor listen

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    Marathon Oil2019-11-10
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