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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Account Payable

    Jun 9, 2016 - Name of Supervisor Amanda Connors in Houston, TX
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    Pros

    My best reasons to work with Marathon was they were using GAAP roles and using SAP software beside that they had a friendly environment

    Cons

    one of the downsides working with Marathon was most of the time I was working over time staying in the office tell 7:00 pm

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Valued & Embraced Work Life Balance

    Aug 9, 2021 - Information Technology Specialist in Houston, TX
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    Pros

    1. Encouraged Development & Growth 2. Family Oriented Environment 3. Promotion Opportunities 4. Awesome Benefit Package 5. Great Stock Options 6. Bonus Incentives

    Cons

    1. Upper Management & Supervision became distant and withdrawn from Employee staff after the Marathon Oil split from Marathon Petroleum. 2. Upper Management & Supervision ceased promotions, stock offers and bonus distributions for longtime Employees without valid reasons. 3. Upper Management & Supervision performed peer-to-peer performance reviews based on dissimilar job titles.

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  3. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Toxic

    Aug 12, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Pension, 7% 401k 100% matching

    Cons

    Leadership is too risk averse and takes too long to make decisions. The company wants to be "bold" but with the current leaders EOG will continue to leave Marathon in the dust. HR offers salary lower than previous/ current Leadership doesn't lead and relies on individual contributors to make the hard decisions. Promotes internal competition leading to toxic relationships rather than a true one team mentality.

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  4. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Where careers go to die

    Oct 27, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
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    Pros

    The pay and benefits are average for the industry. Most managers give employees lots of freedom (they don’t have enough job specific knowledge to check up on their employees).

    Cons

    Job security is non-existent. Experienced professionals are leaving in waves while HR is quietly laying off a dozen or more employees a month to make room to fit the remaining few into the new building by 2021 which will reportedly be a cube farm reminiscent of a call center. Employees with 20 or more years of experience have a target on their backs, I have never seen or heard of this amount of turnover ever, regardless of the industry. For Marathon Oil to utter innovation in any context is laughable, any system, technology, procedure, etc. is grossly outdated and lagging way behind peers. The HR personnel are vastly incompetent. Ask three different representatives the same question and get three different answers. Never call on the phone with questions; send an e-mail so you have the response in writing for future reference. I would not wish Marathon Oil employment on my worst enemy. The HES record is deplorable, I still can’t figure out why they would have a dashboard that highlights their terrible record. If five days pass without an environmental recordable they pat themselves on the back like it’s an accomplishment. Once the EG assets are gone the TRIR will really take a dive and shine a light on the subpar safety record.

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great if you want to move up the ladder but be wary of the compensation package compared to the rest of the industry

    Dec 21, 2008 - Process Engineer in Texas City, TX
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    Pros

    Great for employees. They focus on people but do not necessarily pay the most or offer the best benefits when compared to the rest of the industry. They are however willing to move you up quickly if you are willing to move around. The management relies on the engineers who actually run the process and generally take their considerations and opinions as expert opinions in the field. Since the engineer runs the process at the time they are considered the authority for the unit and their knowledge is valuable when considering projects to complete or upgrades to implement in the field.

    Cons

    Low pay/benefits. Compared to other companies in the oil/gas refinery industry, Marathon has a much lower salary. An engineer at a competing company can make up to 25-30 percent more than the same engineer at Marathon. Have to move around to move up the ladder. For example, an engineer who wants to move up to management must eventually move from refinery to refinery in order to move up the technical or managerial ladder because there are so few employees relatively speaking to others in the industry that you must move around because people in the same refinery do not move as much.

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  6. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Shaky Ground

    Aug 30, 2015 - Petroleum Engineer in Houston, TX
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    Pros

    -nice offices -management supports training -good salary -solid benefits

    Cons

    -lots of (pointless) middle management layers -while preaching innovation and pushing the envelope, management actually extremely conservative -lots of conflict between people with "integrated" Marathon way of working and newer "independent" mindsets -since downtown started, there's been no productive communication to employees as to strategy or direction...just a lot of initiatives and buzz words with no substance -relative ranking performance review system pits employees against each other. I understand the logic in trying to evaluate everyone on the same playing field, but rather than force relative ranking, have your managers get on the same page to do a more traditional performance review...there's certainly no shortage of them with little to nothing else to do.

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    11 people found this review helpful
  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Ghost of a good company

    Jun 15, 2016 -  in Houston, TX
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    Pros

    Good benefits & compensation, flexible 9/80 schedule for Houston. High focus on employee and contractor safety. Good people (well, formerly - most are gone now). This company used to have a great family atmosphere and happy employees - not so much anymore.

    Cons

    Marathon had been known for being a company with a family-feel to it. It used to be obvious that the employees were its greatest asset. However, with management changes, the entire feel and culture of the company has changed, and employees no longer feel valued. Many of the people who made this company what it is were let go or pushed into retirement. I understand the economic woes of the industry right now, but things were changing even before the downturn. Also, far too many times I have seen qualified employees passed over for positions and "favorites" moving up the ranks.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great culture, lack of diverse projects

    Apr 28, 2014 - Geophysicist in Houston, TX
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    Pros

    The people and open environment make it a joy to come to work. Flexible 9/80 is great for work/life balance and competitive benefits. Several internal organizations/communities make exchanging technical work across assets easy and fun.

    Cons

    Lack of diverse projects. Marathon seems to be focusing on onshore US and is reducing it's international and conventional assets. Lack of exploration success internationally doesn't leave many assets to work on outside of shale plays. Best assets and exploration are reserved for people with 20+ experience while anyone with less than 10 years is sent to the "shale factory"

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Very Political, Good Work Life Balance

    Apr 24, 2011 - Former Engineer in Houston, TX
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    Pros

    Marathon offers flex time--9/80 Intelligent workforce Compensation is pretty good, (including bonuses for professionals)

    Cons

    Marathon is very political. They do not promote growth from within unless you are a "favorite". There is lack of diversity and cultural sensitivity. They do not offer any maternity benefits as most competitors do, this is something that definitely will keep female professionals from staying with the company or even joining. They need to re-visit their antiquated benefits package and add both maternity leave and paternity leave. Health-care deductibles are also very high if you have a family,if you are a single or even married, not so bad, but still can be better.

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    It was a great company to work with and with great people

    Jun 25, 2015 - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
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    Pros

    At the time I worked for Marathon, Marathon was a great company with very high technical level and very good with its employees. It had great environment and great benefits.

    Cons

    The Company had been through a period of transformation which I it is understandable that could have been difficult. I hope the process end up very well for Marathon

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