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Marathon Oil Reviews

Updated November 14, 2018
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Marathon Oil CEO Lee Tillman
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Pros
  • "Work/life balance was fantastic" (in 44 reviews)

  • "9/80 schedule, 4 weeks vacation" (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management unable to meet requirements for growing company internationally" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Land Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time

    Pros

    The salary is very good

    Cons

    The distance is very far


  2. "Good Company, Good People"

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

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time (More than a year)

    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.

  3. "VRU supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  5. "Great work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marathon Oil (More than 3 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Clueless"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Gone downhill"

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    Former Employee - N/A in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - N/A in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team environment. Lots of responsibility.

    Cons

    Changing culture. underpaid compared to competitors

    Advice to Management

    PIck an identity.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary better than other company for position (not competitors though)
    9/80 Flex schedule

    Cons

    Does not honor or follow its "values"
    Forces competition with peers in order to keep job, therefore ruining "collaboration" effort
    Performance ratings based on competition among others with similar job titles, often times across multiple departments
    Representing managers of your review are done by managers who don't know what you do or who you are
    Multiple layoffs combined with peer competition created fear of job loss
    Layoffs left remaining employees
    doing work of multiple employees with no extra pay or bonus
    Merits based on favoritism not performance

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


  10. "Drilling Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time

    Pros

    Multi basin assets, cross discipline training

    Cons

    No offshore opportunities, resource play only