Marathon Oil Reviews

Updated 3 Sep 2020

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3.5
67%
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53%
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Marathon Oil CEO Lee Tillman
Lee Tillman
127 Ratings
  1. "VRU supervisor"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time

    Pros

    Good people out in the field

    Cons

    Bad management that brings you down all the time

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  2. "Good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and good work life balance.

    Cons

    Pay is below market rate.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Clueless"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Good opportunities for training.

    Cons

    It's very sad to see what has happened to this company. It's floundering and adrift. There is no value given for experience and performance...unless you're family or willing to stab your co-workers in the back.

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  4. "Great work life balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Engineering Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marathon Oil for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, decent pay with good benefits.

    Cons

    Happiness at work greatly depends on which department you work for, can be political. Base salary is nice, but bonuses are lacking.

  5. Helpful (6)

    "Gone downhill"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - N/A in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 is best ever. Benefits are good, especially retirement with match and cash balance pension.

    Cons

    Backstabbing, favoritism, competition rather than collaboration, disregard for safety and compliance with regulations that management decides are not worth following. In my new job, I do not miss the toxic environment, and I do not worry about the things I am expected to do. I learned a lot and owe a lot to Marathon but am fortunate to have moved on now that the industry is picking up again.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Attorney"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team environment. Lots of responsibility.

    Cons

    Changing culture. underpaid compared to competitors

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    "Administrative Assistant"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary better than other company for position (not competitors though) 9/80 Flex schedule

    Cons

    Does not honor or follow its "values" Forces competition with peers in order to keep job, therefore ruining "collaboration" effort Performance ratings based on competition among others with similar job titles, often times across multiple departments Representing managers of your review are done by managers who don't know what you do or who you are Multiple layoffs combined with peer competition created fear of job loss Layoffs left remaining employees doing work of multiple employees with no extra pay or bonus Merits based on favoritism not performance

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  8. "Drilling Engineer"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time

    Pros

    Multi basin assets, cross discipline training

    Cons

    No offshore opportunities, resource play only

  9. Helpful (1)

    "IT"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time

    Pros

    work-life schedule was great! Benefits are still good.

    Cons

    Layoff happened so often that you do not feel safe.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great work environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work/life balance, flexible schedule, benefits

    Cons

    Once you reach top grade levels your career path can become stagnant

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