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Marathon Oil Reviews

Updated 14 Jul 2019

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Marathon Oil CEO Lee Tillman
Lee Tillman
114 Ratings
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  • "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. "A good company with a bad rota"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Change the rota

    Marathon Oil2019-07-15
  2. "Sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great people to work with and good benefits. Laid back environment without pressure to perform high quality work.

    Cons

    Favoritism lots of politics and no diversity in thought, deed or cultural background. Senior leadership doesn’t appear to have any solid direction with the company and industry, selling too many assets and stock is low appears to be a sinking ship. The people that work here still are only here until they find something better. No opportunity for career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Change your mindset and diversify your thought and leadership.

    Marathon Oil2019-07-12
  3. "Aging platform"

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    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.

    Marathon Oil2019-06-14
  4. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Lanman in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible, pays well, and great venefits

    Cons

    Poor upper management that has a track record of poor decisions

    Marathon Oil2019-06-11
  5. "Good early career company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marathon Oil full-time

    Pros

    Exceptional work life balance. Opportunities within the company exist, however you must take ownership of your development. It seems that Marathon still has a good reputation for putting out quality people.

    Cons

    Salaries stay fairly flat after starting. Must individually seek out technical work. Not much out side of day to day roles will be assigned. Status quo can be an issue within some groups.

    Marathon Oil2019-06-11
  6. "Offshore Production Tech"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Move back to better rota. As is has caused 2 people to be sick due to mental health problems, and countless others to have extreme family problems and divorce. Moral is terrible here.

    Marathon Oil2019-04-30
  7. "Good place for a career growth"

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    Former Employee - SQL Server Database Administrator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marathon Oil full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Offers opportunities for young DBAs to gain knowledge and advance in their carrer.

    Cons

    Poor work\Life balance including compensation and paid time off.

    Marathon Oil2019-04-09
  8. "Marathon Oil offshore"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Have a more active role on the ground

    Marathon Oil2019-04-06
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Poorly run company"

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    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work life balance. Most of the managers are great to work for. Pay has been ok. Decent cash and stock bonus.

    Cons

    Have decided to go all in on unconventionals. Stock price shows people don't have confidence in the companies direction. Lot of hand waving and distraction from executives on how the company is performing when it really isn't.

    Advice to Management

    Be up front and honest with your employees. Don't give us the same talk you give to wall street. We can see through it.

    Marathon Oil2019-05-07
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Dysfunctional"

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    Current Employee - Land Professional in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of nice people there, and benefits are good.

    Cons

    The land department has become completely dysfunctional due to leadership changes in 2018/2019. No one should accept a job in MRO land without looking at the land threads on The Lay-off.

    Advice to Management

    Show some respect for the land department - land needs to be led by a VP or Director with a land background.

    Marathon Oil2019-03-12
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