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Marathon Oil Reviews

Updated November 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits and work/life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • 9/80 schedule, 4 weeks vacation (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • Middle management is poor, very much yes-men (in 5 reviews)

  • We are still in the process of evolving to how an Independent E&P should look and act (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "Transforming for good!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Aiming at a collaborative, innovative culture.

    Has simplified its portfolio and now focus on operations in the resource plays where it should be!

    Cons

    Only come here if you are up for the challenge of working in a changing organization. It isn't for everyone, but if you are ready the opportunities are here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep talking to your teams and be as open and honest as you can be - they can take it.


  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time

    Pros

    Good service. best gas for my car

    Cons

    nothing, perfect place to get gas

  3. "Great Pay and Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Advanced Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Advanced Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good base pay, 10% variable bonus, and 10% company stock

    Cons

    The oil and gas industry can be very unpredictable.


  4. "Marathon lost its way"

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    Former Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are still decent, although recent changes made dents in those. Still few good people are around, but they are quickly replaced by cheaper more compliant types.

    Cons

    Clueless management, no vision, no strategy, demotivated workforce. Marathon used to be known for taking care of its own, but the new culture set in -- everybody is replaceable. The company wants to differentiate itself, but it really does not have a competitive advantage.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to taking care of people, everything will fall into place


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Facilities Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Facilities Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has a great company culture.

    Cons

    Health benefits not so great.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "IT Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay and flex schedule

    Cons

    Toxic environment. Can't trust anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to be a manager. Support your people.


  7. "Awesome place to work"

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    Current Employee - Linux Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Linux Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive group of highly able technical personnel.

    Cons

    More could be done to plan in advance

  8. "Leadership & Ownership needed"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marathon Oil (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary, Bonuses, Benefits, Vacation, LTIP

    Cons

    Limited exposure with management; career opportunities are limited for some that are not "seen"; onboarding; roles & responsibilities not made clear;

    Advice to Management

    Build relationships with employees. Have more of a presence in intergroup discussions. Take ownership of the issues at hand and address in a timely fashion. If all you do is delegate, then you won't provide much value. Talk out career advancement/opportunities.


  9. "Treasury Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time

    Pros

    Nice people. Collaborative environment. It offers all the perks that come along with working for a large company. Great annual bonuses.

    Cons

    Can be long hours. You have to be able to able to handle a certain amount of stress. Just like in most large companies, you are going to have many bosses and at times question your impact to the company's success

    Advice to Management

    You are what you are...a big oil company. I would continue to recognize and reward the young talent because they will one day be the innovators who keep you in business.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Marathon Growing Pains"

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    Current Employee - Advanced Engineering Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Advanced Engineering Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, 26 Flex days a year, inclusive work environment. After the recent downturn the company is quite young with a lot of opportunity. Family friendly work environment. Excellent benefit packages to choose from for medical coverage. Company match is 7% each pay period. Great community involvement and work sponsored volunteer opportunities.

    Cons

    The youthfulness of the company creates some hesitation in decision making an second guessing requiring extra work to arrive at the same conclusions. With the outsourcing of accounting functions key documents for review are unavailable or non-existent. Forced ranking by grade during annual review period of all personnel company wide regardless of specific job duties. The number in one review class was above ninety individuals which in no way could adequately represent the various value of work done by each when mixed in one group.

    Advice to Management

    If people are the company's greatest asset they are hardly represented fairly when herded into a single group for recognition. It's sad but an employee can learn more about the current company situation from articles published outside the company than the informal coffee bar sessions with various members of management teams.


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