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Murphy Oil Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Pros
  • The company really cares about its employees and its community and has good benefits programs (in 8 reviews)

  • There are some great people to work with (in 8 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. "Working at Murphy Oil"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good career opportunities. Good compensation

    Cons

    No real negatives to mention.


  2. "Murphy Oil Review"

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    Former Employee - Planning and Economics Coordinator in El Dorado, AR
    Former Employee - Planning and Economics Coordinator in El Dorado, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Murphy Oil (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits were really good. I also liked working for a smaller oil company.

    Cons

    I wasn't given much career direction but there was a strong team work ethic.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clearer career direction and training to develop employees.

  3. 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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Bad Company!!"

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Clerk in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Murphy Oil (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a job when I needed one.

    Cons

    Had to pay for drive-offs. Company would not set pumps so that they could not be turned on at pump without paying first or pay at pump.


  5. "Drilling Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Dorado, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Dorado, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work with many opportunities for advancement. Given traveling position to supervise well development led to seeing the world.

    Cons

    None to speak of. Great place.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in employee training and development.


  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pays well flexable clean nice

    Cons

    Stand lot hot rude love

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention more


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Stressful..."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Rockwall, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Rockwall, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ok pay. Meet new people.

    Cons

    To many to name. Favoritism...

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention

  8. Helpful (1)

    "The starting pay is good. Upper management sucks."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Aiken, SC
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Aiken, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starting pay is good. Occasional raises.

    Cons

    Upper management sucks. No breaks during shift.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting outside people and look out for your own.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    None at all, not one.

    Cons

    No understanding for military spouse/single mothers with children and husband deployed. Will work you like a dog, expect you to come in on your off days and/or come in early, stay late regardless of the impact it has on childcare, etc. If you can't do that, even if you're not in a management position, they fire you. Good luck.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like people instead of robots. Hold everyone to the same standard. Don't expect people to bend over backwards if you treat them badly.


  10. 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.


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