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Murphy Oil Reviews

Updated October 21, 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. "Need a Lttle work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Murphy Oil part-time

    Pros

    The staffing on the comapany as a whole are very nice people.

    Cons

    They really didnt spend time on training me . they also have a pump system in where customers can pump gas before paying , not all people are honest and you do have drive -offs and at times when this happens managment gets upset for which you really have no control over that system. also when i worked for this company during my time there in my "newbie" stage i made mistakes and was not corrected on the mistakes leading to futher more mistakes on which i was unaware i was making.

    Advice to Management

    Look in changing the post -pump system to not only save the company from loss but to also give some relief to employees to where there not feeling there working to job postions as cashier and security guard.


  2. "JIB accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    1/2 day Fridays is a plus

    Cons

    Finance and Accounting department is in shambles. New management has overloaded employees with excessive workload. Turnover is constant.

  3. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Kankakee, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Kankakee, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, decent hourly wage, work isn't physically demanding

    Cons

    Lack of training, lack of advancement opportunities, pushy sales goals, hours based on sales, understaffed.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Manager of Health, Safety and Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with...

    Cons

    It's the oil and gas industry...it has it's ups and downs and currently the industry is down.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful with the lay offs...your losing good talent.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Overview"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent co-workers and building location.

    Cons

    Upper management poor people skills

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat you most valuable asset ... People


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Sr Staff Accountant"

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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 Murphy Oil full-time

    Pros

    This company is usually a viable company to work for under normal conditions.

    Cons

    This company is poorly managed with a retroactive approach to challenges and growth. They do not value employees and have no idea what each part of the organization is doing at any given time. Very poor career development.

    Advice to Management

    Take more of an interest in valuing and rewarding loyal and hard working employees- giving everyone the opportunity to grow with and contribute to the company.


  7. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company structure for growth.

    Cons

    Overzealous and unqualified supervisors make life difficult for ambitious forward looking new comers,want to maintain status quo.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure overzealous managers who gets project done through illegal way like employees working off the clock in the small towns and cities.

  8. "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Murfreesboro, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They need to revamp their procedures of opening and have enough manpower to complete your task

    Cons

    Have to work to many hours and have so few employees that you have to be the one fill in if someone calls out

    Advice to Management

    Look at your Managers, who is a manager and a customer representative and who is just there in the position to draw a check and don't care about customers or the employees. There is way to much turn over in the company


  9. "They don't value their employees...they are all for the dollar!!!"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Davenport, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was lucky enough to have an awesome manager who cared about her employees.

    Cons

    The company itself cares about the money...not employees!!! The managers job was always on the line due to impractical rules of the company, as were the employees.Most of the work is done outside,which means very hot in the summer and extremely cold in the winter...especially in the middle of blizzards!!!

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It's not the best place to work, but it's okay"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Macon, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The pay is above minimum wage. Managers work around your schedule if you are in school or if you're working more than one job. There is a tuition reimbursement program for college students. The managers and coworkers are friendly and easy to work with. Overall the job is fairly easy, if you can handle a fast-paced environment. They usually have the cheapest gas in the city.

    Cons

    Poor training. Due to the store being constantly filled with customers, no lunch break is given/allowed. The equipment doesn't work properly, which causes a lot of errors to be made; cashiers are usually blamed for these errors instead of the faulty equipment. There is a very high turn-over rate because: 1) employees quit due to the work environment being below satisfaction or 2) employees are fired for things out of their control. Upper management is more concerned about their bonuses than their employees. Due to the high turn over rate, there is usually only one cashier in the store and he/she is expected to man the entire store alone without a manager (or assistant manager) present. That one cashier is expected to do 10 things at a time; it's unrealistic because the gas station is crowded with customers 24/7.

    Advice to Management

    Be more concerned about the safety of your employees. Equipment should be inspected and/or upgraded to make sure employees are able to accurately serve customers. Communicate with store managers and cashiers to find out what can be done to improve customer service. Commend people for a job well done. Remember that if your employees aren't happy, your customers won't be happy. How about working a week in a store to see what it takes to run it.


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