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Murphy Oil Reviews

Updated October 9, 2017
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Pros
  • There are some great people to work with (in 8 reviews)

  • All in all its a great place to be (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management poor people skills (in 12 reviews)

  • Lack of feedback and poor work life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Reservoir Engineer"

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

    I worked at Murphy Oil full-time

    Pros

    It WAS a good technical experience working with contractors - not employees!

    Cons

    They show long term incentives (vested at 3 yrs.), but you will never make it that long. They fire people without any respect. You will be totally dispensable!!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep (and) treat people as we are 'human beens' not as a way to reduce cost. People / experts feed your the information you need to make your 'big decisions'. Value people for their performance, promote them for what they do, not just if they are mormons or not.


  2. "casier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Murphy Oil full-time

    Pros

    none at all at this company

    Cons

    really bad management will fire you gor being robbed

  3. "One of the worst jobs I ever had"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you love driving to work in the snow when conditions are unsafe then this is the job for you.

    Cons

    Managers where I worked where uneducated morons. All of the ones I worked for originally have sense been fired so that says a lot.
    Made to come into work even when there is snow on the ground. Wrecked my car.
     If you are hired on as a cashier there is no way they will give you full time hours because they dont want to give you insurance benefits.
    Expected to come in on days off, told to come in to work when I had the flu. Not allowed to sit down on the graveyard shift, no matter how bad your feet hurt lol


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Engineer"

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

    I worked at Murphy Oil full-time

    Pros

    decent salary and bonus structure

    Cons

    This is the type of company where they will harass you to donate money to United Way.... I mean, the GM of the business unit will come to your office to to tell you to donate !!, if this is the type of company you want to work for, go ahead, otherwise, stay awaaaaay

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Worst Oil & Gas Company to work for."

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

    I worked at Murphy Oil (More than a year)

    Pros

    No Pros that I can think of.

    Cons

    I have about 19 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry. I happened to work for this company in the Houston corporate office as a System Analyst for about one year. So far this was my worst experience in my professional career.

    Although it is a public company, it is still managed as a family owned business. Managers do their best to squeeze the blood and sweat out of employees. I had about 4 weeks of vacation in my employment contract. I was only allowed to take one week in the year 2015 with no compensation for my unpaid vacation. Work hours extend to nights regularly and most of the weekends. Managers use you as a slave resource and have no respect of your private time. This not limited to few managers, but a company wide culture.

    There is zero scope of learning an advancing in your career, as you are expected to do your job without asking any questions. Senior managers are not knowledgeable and play lots of politics at an expense of employees personal time.They will never give credit for your good work but focus on projecting everything good as their own idea but everything bad as the fault of lower employees.

    Murphy is all about getting more out employees for less. Run and don't walk if you are thinking of applying a position for this company. I resigned finally as I was able to find a new job as I was waiting to get out of this place.

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture and have some values.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Top 10 Reasons Not to Work at Murphy Exploration & Production"

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

    I have been working at Murphy Oil full-time

    Pros

    There is a handful of good, decent people who still work here.

    Cons

    10) Misogynistic (a little less if you are an engineer)
    09) Poor decisions made
    08) Lacks sense of “team”
    07) Non-collaborative work environment
    06) Existence of bullies in middle and upper management
    05) Reactive, not proactive
    04) Deviant behavior exhibited by middle and upper management
    03) Lacks clear direction
    02) Top heavy
    01) *Lacks leadership (from the top down)*

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately, the BOD probably thinks that Murphy's woes are to be attributed to the price of oil. However, there's more to Murphy's issues below the surface. The question is, does the BOD really want to know?


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in El Dorado, AR
    Current Employee - Director in El Dorado, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good salaries and good benefits

    Cons

    no job security. work long hours.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Murphy Oil full-time

    Pros

    Paid well and had some good employees

    Cons

    Micro managing and lots of cronyism. Run like it was still a family owned company


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some great people to work with.

    Cons

    Some departments show a lot of favoritism to their employees. There is minimal training and no room for internal advancement.


  10. "Not worth the pay"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Bremen, GA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Bremen, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Murphy Oil part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job to get if you are desperate

    Cons

    Part time only unless you become a manager. Kiosk stores you have no help so cleaning, stocking, and counting inventory becomes challenging, no lunch breaks and bathroom breaks depend on how busy it is

    Advice to Management

    If you want quality employees to stick around, maybe you should treat their employees as expendable


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