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Murphy Oil Reviews

Updated January 11, 2018
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Murphy Oil President & CEO Roger W. Jenkins
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Pros
  • Good pay, bonus, formal external training, pockets of good motivated midlevel mgt and staff, field staff have great attitude and work ethics (in 10 reviews)

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

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

  • long lines, lots of customers, small working space, people like to be sneaky and steal things, have to always be looking for drive offs (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Murphy Oil"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Murphy Oil full-time

    Pros

    Strong compensation, flexible work environment, diverse staff and teams

    Cons

    Unorganized processes, disorganized corporate culture and leadership


  2. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Murphy Oil part-time

    Pros

    Don't have a manager over your shoulder watching

    Cons

    Hate that I worked by myself over night

    Advice to Management

    More training for employees that had never worked a cash register

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Falling into disarray"

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    Former Employee - Associate Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to wear many hats at Murphy, you are in total control of your asset and able to make big changes if you see somewhere for improvement. Senior advisors are very willing to help and give advice and assistance to newer engineers.

    Cons

    Management has a very misguided view of the world. They do not believe in a work life balance, they do not understand the amount of work they are asking their understaffed teams to accomplish, and they do not care to learn how to improve the system. Priorities changes multiple times a day, resulting in long hours for everyone without any reasoning behind it.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with your why. Try to understand what it is you are asking you employees to do as opposed to just forcing it to happen today. Shortcuts are never the answer, and this company lives off putting a bandaid on a problem and not really finding the root cause.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Murphy Oil, El Dorado Office"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Former Employee - Project Engineer

    I worked at Murphy Oil (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Murphy Oil has a formal, but very friendly atmosphere. The company really cares about its employees and its community and has good benefits programs.

    Cons

    The company culture at the corporate headquarters is very conservative which may be a turn off for some job seekers. Additionally, the company can sometimes be a bit behind the curve when it comes to technology.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Field Personnel (Salaried)"

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

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

    Pros

    I am able to preform my duties without anyone looking over my shoulder and micro-managing me.

    Cons

    Management makes 'off-the-cuff' decisions without thinking them through. There is a large wall put up between upper and lower management. No advice is requested and unsolicited advice is unwelcomed.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people when you make changes within the business that effect their lives outside of work. If you are not willing to make those changes yourself then they, most likely, will not be willing to make them either.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Job, Horrible management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team work ethic and enviroment

    Cons

    Lack of proper management knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Do better.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not team players"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Madison, AL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Madison, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work fast paced

    Cons

    Canu keep good employees everyone is part time except 3 employees

    Advice to Management

    Offer full-time it takes a strong team to run a business you can't do that with part time employees working 24 hrs a week

  8. "Good pay and experience, but dissappointed in some areas"

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    Former Intern - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Murphy Oil as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, opportunities are good long term and has a small company feel for a bigger company. Nice new office in Houston

    Cons

    Lack of feedback and poor work life balance. As an intern it was not bad, but the Full time engineers spent plenty of weekends in the field with no overtime.

    Advice to Management

    More feedback to interns and new engineers, and make sure they have the tools to succeed, or at least know where to find them.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good company. Great benefits. People in higher management need to learn better interpersonal skills."

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I thoroughly enjoyed the advancement opportunities. Also, the ability to travel among the district and give assistance to fellow team members.

    Cons

    No work-life balance at all. No growth potential beyond store manager unless you have a super supportive District Manager who doesn't feel threaten by you and your skills.

    Advice to Management

    Consider promoting those who you use so frequently. Offer better incentives for managers who consistently show improvement. Also, allow managers more time off to spend with families. Hold the ASM's accountable for the business to prepare them for next level leadership.


  10. "Good company with a lot of good intentions but incompetent and overzealous leaders never let it come to fruition."

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

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

    Pros

    Good competitive environment and good pay and compensation.

    Cons

    A few overzealous leaders get in the way of good development.

    Advice to Management

    Promotion from within supposed to be a good thing but some of the managers promoted to district managers makes life so difficult for the store managers,cursing at them at will and treating them with utmost disrespect, also threathening them with their job. Some real nice people in higher management that you can reach out to but who wants to do that all the time because of an incompetent supervisor .


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