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Marathon Petroleum Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Management places an importance on work/life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits are also top notch (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • The work/life balance is hard to maintain (in 15 reviews)

  • Their office complex is in Findlay Ohio, so most business related or executive positions are going to be in Findlay (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Bad Choice to stay that long."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Skokie, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Made enough money to pay the rent!

    Cons

    Had not money to go out and have a few drinks' also no life 77 hours a week is no life!

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Galveston Bay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Texas City, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Texas City, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None management needs to go

    Cons

    Management does not stand behind what they preach. If your lazy don't perform or can lie your way thru your job then this is a place to work. Over worked under paid. If you run with the right crowd you can advance. Poor leadership since taking over people leaving everyday do to management. Instead of firing employees who bully , sexually harass can not perform there current jobs multiple complaints by supervision and co workers people are given higher paying jobs or transferred to other sites to fix the problem.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house from the top down


  3. "bad management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Peotone, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Peotone, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    working with public making friends

    Cons

    some of the management train you and promote you if they like you and some of them put there employees bumping heads so they don't talk and she what is the truth about the problems going on

    Advice to Management

    be fair


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Work HERE!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Marathon Petroleum full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is nothing to like about working here.

    Cons

    Big Greedy company that cares nothing about you only every penny they can get out of a drop of oil...

    Advice to Management

    Quit being so stuck up thinking your so much better than everyone else!!!


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Good benefits, rough management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Refining Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Refining Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits
    Company is aggressive on growth strategies
    Lay offs are uncommon - good job security
    Employees below management level are great to work with

    Cons

    Frequently micromanaged by supervision
    Management is hypercritical
    Silo approach to decision making - us vs. them mentality is strongly reinforced
    Poor culture in general
    Minimal recognition
    Stay away from the Detroit refinery

    Advice to Management

    Improve the culture by micromanaging less and recognizing employees more frequently.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is very good

    Cons

    The company is for only the company nothing more

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose your soul to gain the world


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Awful Place to Work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I can't even come up with a pro.

    Cons

    Everything...Over worked and under paid...You are replaceable and they hire every month because NO ONE stays.

    Advice to Management

    The reason NO ONE STAYS...You're manager is awful and doesn't care about the employees


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Last Downstream Company You Would Want in Houston"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Marathon Petroleum full-time

    Pros

    -Big company with decent benefits.
    -Multiple refineries (seven) in various locations in the US so there are opportunities to move if desired.
    -Pay is direct deposited on time.
    -Working for Marathon is better than being unemployed.

    Cons

    Process engineers have been leaving in droves. Probably the singular most important employee type in a refinery and Marathon can't keep theirs and that is not a good sign. Company equates legality with ethicality. Employees that are no longer wanted/needed are marginalized and treated very shabbily with the hope that the worker will move on. MPC has a 1950's mindset (see corporate HQ in Findlay, OH) and expects 60+ hour weeks for significantly less pay than other refiners in Texas.

    MPC does all the typical self congratulatory stuff regarding safety, ethics etc. but the rank and file see something quite contrary. Management like to "shoot the messenger" although they bang the drum quite vigorously about "doing the right thing" and speaking up etc.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ignore the feedback from employee surveys. Why spend a couple of million (or more) on survey only to hide/downplay and ignore the results? Learn that just because it is legal to treat an employee badly doesn't mean it is ethical.


  10. "Transport drivers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Thankfully it was temporary!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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