Marathon Oil Reviews

Updated 25 Jan 2021

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3.6
70%
Recommend to a Friend
62%
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Marathon Oil CEO Lee Tillman
Lee Tillman
135 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent benefits work life balance(in 51 reviews)

  • "They pay well and have a 9/80 work schedule(in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • "Company needs offshore exploration success(in 9 reviews)

  • "The new management does not value works done by geo-scientists(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Production"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Company, could recommend enough.

    Cons

    None at all, all good

  2. "A good company with a bad rota"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instrument Technician in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A great crew and a great management approach

    Cons

    3/3 shift rota. Poor offshore facilities.

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  3. "Aging platform"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Technician in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    On the rig there is a good bunch of guys, great banter

    Cons

    Find the accomidation old and tatty due to them being old platforms, bad food.

  4. "Offshore Production Tech"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Money and time off. The people I work with are a great bunch of blokes. Very friendly.

    Cons

    They changed rota from 2 weeks on 3 weeks off to 3 on and 3 of. Very long time away from family. We had no choice. This is extremely tiring and there is a lot of depression out here. People getting very down.

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  5. "Marathon Oil offshore"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Offshore Production Technician in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits package

    Cons

    Have a tendency to overcomplicate the job at hand and expect too much from their employees

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  6. "Overall a good employer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, bonus, and benefits

    Cons

    Poor culture at times from Corporate management

  7. Helpful (8)

    "Amazing company ruined single handedly by CEO and CFO!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time

    Pros

    Great people - except new senior leadership team that new CEO brought in to surround himself with self praise.

    Cons

    It really was an amazing company, but the CEO has destroyed it by his incredible decisions to focus only on the US shale play (great job Lee!). You used to be able to speak up and give opinions, you now lose your job for doing so!

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "oh no"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Technician in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    the management changes over the past 5 years have not benefitted the company it seems to have lost it's directions

    Cons

    To much experience and knowledge has been lost in such a short space of time.

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  9. "Mixed experience"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work with some great people on interesting projects, value driven, - small enough company to 'get involved'.

    Cons

    Do not handle change well especially in terms of communication, as well as great people there are some non team players who are difficult to work with, a US focus means international often gets ignored.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Marathon oil are not 23rd best employer in top 100 Times review for nothing"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Offshore Process Operator in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marathon Oil

    Pros

    Good people to work for !. Enough said.......

    Cons

    None so far. But need to be competitive salary wise with other similar employers.

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