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Marathon Oil CEO Lee Tillman
Lee Tillman
107 Ratings
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  • "Upper management unable to meet requirements for growing company internationally(in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good E&P

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

      I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great shale assets in US

      Cons

      Company needs offshore exploration success

    • Incompetent Management

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      Former Employee - Geoscience Technician in Oklahoma City, OK
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Marathon Oil full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Starting salary for entry level is high for the industry. Benefits are also good. Work life balance is very good. There are a lot of company events.

      Cons

      Marathon's OKC office tried to act like a small company inside a big company, but in reality it was a corporate swamp filled with good ole boys. Their pace is very relaxed, so much so that you'll be pretty bored working there. The place is a revolving door of stagnation and little motivation. Management gave a lot of people first time supervisor jobs (probably because there was nobody else) and it really showed. My first...

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      Advice to Management

      Management needs to listen to their employees and take them seriously. Fix the performance reviewing system. Value your employees properly so you don't have constant turnover.

    • Joke

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Marathon Oil full-time

      Pros

      Nothing anymore got rid of the good people and kept the clowns

      Cons

      Let’s lay-off the good people and keep the ones that get DUI’s and Get turn in for Sexually Harassment

    • Good Company, Good People

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      Current Employee - Senior Land Analyst in Houston, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great work/life balance! 9/80's and will allow you to move those days around within the month, which is really great and I dont think any O&G company does that in Houston or anywhere else. Or you can choose half-day Fridays

      Cons

      I think the pay could be better, just seems like it's below market.

      Advice to Management

      I think the new management is headed in the right direction with the entry into the Permian, development our Bakken, divesting non-core assets and adding bolt-on acreage as needed.

    • VRU supervisor

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time

      Pros

      Good people out in the field

      Cons

      Bad management that brings you down all the time

      Advice to Management

      Give credit to the hard workers keeping things going

    • Good

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time

        Pros

        Friendly co-workers and good work life balance.

        Cons

        Pay is below market rate.

      • Helpful (2)

        Clueless

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Marathon Oil full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        Good salary and benefits. Good opportunities for training.

        Cons

        It's very sad to see what has happened to this company. It's floundering and adrift. There is no value given for experience and performance...unless you're family or willing to stab your co-workers in the back.

        Advice to Management

        Lee, this is not a little XOM. You've destroyed this company.

      • Great work life balance

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        Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Houston, TX
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Marathon Oil for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Good work life balance, decent pay with good benefits.

        Cons

        Happiness at work greatly depends on which department you work for, can be political. Base salary is nice, but bonuses are lacking.

      • Helpful (5)

        Gone downhill

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        Former Employee - N/A in Houston, TX
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Marathon Oil full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        9/80 is best ever. Benefits are good, especially retirement with match and cash balance pension.

        Cons

        Backstabbing, favoritism, competition rather than collaboration, disregard for safety and compliance with regulations that management decides are not worth following. In my new job, I do not miss the toxic environment, and I do not worry about the things I am expected to do. I learned a lot and owe a lot to Marathon but am fortunate to have moved on now that the industry is picking up again.

        Advice to Management

        Take a hard look at the environment within Marathon.

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Marathon Oil full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        Good team environment. Lots of responsibility.

        Cons

        Changing culture. underpaid compared to competitors

        Advice to Management

        PIck an identity.

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