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Marathon Petroleum Reviews

Updated July 29, 2017
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  • The work/life balance is hard to maintain (in 17 reviews)

  • Their office complex is in Findlay Ohio, so most business related or executive positions are going to be in Findlay (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Worst management employee relationships"

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    Former Employee - I&E Tech in Texas City, TX
    Former Employee - I&E Tech in Texas City, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Petroleum full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is alright I guess.

    Cons

    Temporary contract employees are valued greater than Marathon employees. Management constantly changes rules for specific groups and not others. Company brags about putting the workforce out on the street.

    Advice to Management

    Sell GBR back to BP. Or anyone else.


  2. "Absolutely the worst place I have ever worked. I have to give it 1 star because 0 isn't an option."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was good. Good industry to be a part of.

    Cons

    Management is incapable and two faced. I was asked to forge paperwork for audits and work over 20 straight hours on multiple occasions. They have no integrity and would not last if not for being in the fuel industry. Basically a glorified marketing company as their products can't even qualify for top tier status.

    Advice to Management

    If it were up to me, I'd fire every manager and start over. The good ole boy system is alive and well here. Good talented employees get frustrated and under perform due to the horrid LEADERSHIP and back stabbing. This is the only employer I've ever seen that promotes hiring family members which means lots of favoritism. And don't bother HR with your problems, they are uninterested as they might actually have to work other wise

  3. "MPC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You will get paid a salary below industry standards if you are willing to blindly follow Findlay (corporate HQ) and your local management directive. Along the way you will meet some good hard working people that will make the situation tolerable

    Cons

    The salary and benefits are below industry standards; Findlay (corporate HQ) will refer to surveys and awards (paid for by Findlay) that paint a different picture but it is not true. You can not be an independent thinker and ask questions; you must do whatever Findlay says even if you know there is a better way. Local management could care less about the individual; it's all about making themselves look good and what Findlay wants

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect, value their experience and knowledge. Offer salary and benefits that are comparable to the other Oil and Gas Companies; this how you attract and retain the people that will make MPC successful and profitable.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Completely Frustrated and appalled! Look elsewhere and don't believe the Forbes Hype!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    money is decent and bonuses help

    Cons

    Management style of the good ole boy system. Certain hourly employees are belittled, not appreciated, brow beaten, taken for granted, and passed up for opportunities. They don't know the first thing about Diversity and Inclusion. Work life Balance is something they talk about but don't really give a damn about. The more you sacrifice yourself for their business needs the more they expect from you without merit. Brown-nosers and favorite employees thrive at this company. If you aren't either you will forever have the same title without any consideration for your advancement. They think they know it all and their ideas are the best. They don't take kindly to any questions pertaining to any of their decisions. They dismiss your ideas without even considering them. If they didn't think of it themselves than it's definitely not a good idea. They say they pay well as in middle of the road but they make you earn every cent of your wages. They discriminate against minorities even though they are qualified to do the same job as their majority counterparts. Everyone has their own agenda and think that their issues are more important than yours. High stress from multiple projects at all at once and very little staff to monitor them. Terrible coordination between projects as project leaders who literally office on the same floor do not talk to each other. They tie up employees times by asking the same question through multiple project leaders. Way too much computer based training and it's all C.Y.A for the company. Way too much FTMS designed to make sure you don't have a moment of free time to care about anything else. The project work and contractors who work there have priority over the employees when it comes to getting the project done quicker. Forget about having an actual weekend because the project is more important than your personal time! They overreact when it comes to preventing a mistake from reoccurring. Instead of offering help and training to the place where the problem occurred the entire division has adhere to drastic and unnecessary evasive actions. They harp about safety yet commit safety violations regularly. Tanks are brought back online even though they are missing several key items from an API653 service. Rules, procedures and policies only apply when there isn't money at stake. If you were part of a take over from another company you will always feel like an outsider who can't possibly know what they know. They constantly change programs around that fail due to lack of interest and promotion. Human resources and the Integrity hotline all favor the company and not the employee having concerns. If you are really having an issue you need to seek outside help or find another job! All roads lead to Findlay Ohio, need I say more? They are too proud to ask for outside help.

    Advice to Management

    A happy employee is a productive employee. Tip: Honey attracts more worker bees than Vinegar! Work at realizing that your production employees are your greatest asset. When you listen to concerns write them down and actually follow through with them. Be a manager/supervisor and look at the big picture. Make sure everyone is pulling their own weight and doing their job. Do not tolerate any brown-nosing or promote favoritism. Provide your employees with a managed lunch break! Contractors who work at your facilities have more of a lunch break than the employees do. That needs to change immediately and is a lawful violation. Be more transparent. Manage a good schedule so all employees can go home at an expected ending time everyday. Your poor planning skills should not equal an emergency and a sacrifice of an employee's personal time. Don't over work your employees into failure and then accuse them of having performance issues caused by your lack of management. Stop using the word "Leadership" unless you actually know what it means! Stop pretending to know what you are doing when it's clear to the rest of us that you don't! If you lack management skills and it's obvious please do everyone around you a favor and leave immediately! Stop taking credit for something you had nothing to do with! Give credit where credit is due. Stop being two faced and hypocritical, those bad traits don't look good on you at all! Hold employees accountable for their poor performance and let them know that you will not tolerate laziness. Stop asking other employees to do your job for you by asking them to tell another employee what to do. Stop wasting time on redundant old school ways of doing things and move with the times. Learn how to operate a smart phone and stop wasting so much paper. Grow a pair of Balls!


  5. "No leaders at this company, sad."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Findlay, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Findlay, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Petroleum (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Training of the refinery is excellent.

    Cons

    Never work there as an contractor.

    Advice to Management

    Do the right thing without being mandated or govern by laws. Far too many people are in supervisory roles with little or no skills to lead effectively.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Stay away from this company!"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Petroleum full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Pay. That was about it

    Cons

    Competing daily for your job.
    Once Management decided they didn't like you, you were guaranteed to be gone.
    Micromanaged all the time.
    Actually threatened with physical violence and HR managed to victim blame and basically say I was a hysterical, over-exaggerating, drama starting woman.
    No home life--worked three months straight without a day off.
    Your coworkers will stab you in the back the first chance that they get--no one is your friend there.
    Fire you under false allegations so you can't come back and sue them. My firing was a direct retaliation from the physical violence investigation.

    Advice to Management

    Grow a spine and actually DO something about the problems brought up to you, don't get rid of the whistleblower because it's the easiest route.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Outdated Corporate Culture, Racist, Run..."

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    Current Employee - Adv IT Systems Integrator in Findlay, OH
    Current Employee - Adv IT Systems Integrator in Findlay, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, decent benefits, meaningful work sometimes given, that's about it.

    Cons

    Terrible and outdated company culture that penetrates through all levels of management. There are a few people that truly want you to succeed and are overall a pleasure to be around, but for the most part very conservative and uptight employee and management base. Findlay, OH is also a very racist and conservative town, everyday I walk around I gather many nasty and surprised looks as if they had never seen anyone from a different race. This permeates throughout the corporate environment as there is very little diversity. Would not recommend working here unless you have grown up around the area.

    Advice to Management

    Change everything from the top down. Relocate your headquarters to a more diverse town, and focus on attracting a more youthful liberal employee base.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Former IT Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Maumee, OH
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Maumee, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Petroleum (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many of my co-workers were nice and hardworking. Many peers were knowledgeable and had pride in their work.

    Cons

    Unhealthy High stress environment - Too many of my co-workers I witnessed were taking ill and needing to seek medical treatment from physical symptoms of job related stress.

    Political and highly Silo Executive/Operational Management- Projects are picked by political pull not by prioritization of Value Added business projects.

    Projects are unevenly distributed among the business groups; thus, you have some project managers with one project and other PMs with 10+ projects. Projects end up being run inefficient and poorly managed due too high of volume or too little volume depending upon the business group.

    Advice to Management

    Work to improve on the unhealthy stress levels in the environment by vetting projects and obtaining appropriate staff levels to run the projects. If you don't, you will end up with trash results and useless deliverables.

    My feeling when I left this company was "thank goodness!" Since then recruiter have called me to ask about different opportunities and I say flatly "not interested."


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Thankfully it was temporary!"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Findlay, OH
    Former Employee - Intern in Findlay, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation package is absolutely wonderful.

    Cons

    Location, and extremely conservative mindset. Left with real world experience but was horribly sexually harassed by a permanent employee. Never have been so happy to leave on my last day.


  10. "Transport drivers"

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    Current Employee - Transport Driver in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Transport Driver in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marathon Petroleum (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company, good drivers, just wish they would take over Speedway Wilco trucks.
    This has nothing to do with Marathon CEO just getting their attention.

    Cons

    Senior Management needs to stop lying to drivers. Stop stealing annual safety bonuses, Pay back recruiting bonuses. District managers step up and start acting like management and not wear worn out T shirts to safety meetings. Treat drivers like the humans they are. Stop lying to prospects about how much they make. Four decades in this business and this is the worst I've ever seen.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone at Wilco and start over. The lying, stealing drivers money, not paying benefits. How can two different divisions be so different.


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