Overall Marathon is a great company. The Lab Department is good. The people and staff are good. Room for advancement is not there.
Laboratory Technician (Current Employee) – Garyville, LA – October 19, 2015
Advancement is an option if you are favored. Work life balance is low. Overtime is excessive, so time off is short. The company is great. They really take care of their employees. Garyville location is the flagship and there are a great group of people throughout all departments that are very knowledgeable and hard working.
Machine Shop Foreman (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – September 1, 2015
Daily duties included assigning tasks to the mechanical technicians, following up on jobs, coordinating with operations for equipment availability, processing work orders, and planning for the next day's activities. Overall, Marathon was a good place to work. My managers and co-workers were good to work with.
Love working for Marathon! One of the best things about my job is that it presents me with challenges every single day. There is also a great amount of communication with customers, refinining, accounting and other organizations within the company.
Mechanic (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – August 29, 2014
A day at MPC garage is very busy. You never know what task you have to handle on any given day. I have learned many skills that I feel have helped further my career. The people are friendly. Of course with any job there are tough parts, and for MPC the hardest part is to be able to keep up with all the changes in company policies and guidelines. The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that we add value to the company by providing cost effective maintenance, and providing a reliable safe fleet to the customer.
Safe company that values its employees and their opinions/ feelings.
Project Engineer (Current Employee) – Kennesaw, GA – July 9, 2014
A typical day involves scheduling business partners meetings and travel to be onsite for project development through implementation. Gathering project information with regard to scope, budget, and estimates to create Decision Support Pacakages and Authorization for Expenditure. Updating schedules, capturing any changes, completing cost tracking system, and communicating with stakeholders on project progress. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to see an idea on paper through implementation in the field.
Administrative Assistant to Operations (Current Employee) – Canton, OH – August 1, 2013
I look forward to going to work everyday. I am in a position that works with my strengths in organization, time management, multitasking. My co-workers are goal oriented, focused and innovative. It is a nice environment to work in and my Team works well together. "One Team, One Goal."
stability of employment and continued professional development
i am a contracted employee, not full-time with the company itself.
Very little to complain about, excellent company to work for.
Chief Operator (retired) (Former Employee) – Robinson, IL – February 21, 2013
MPC was a very good place to work. Management genuinely cared about the health and well-being of their employees. Wages and benefits were competitive with other oil companies and generally better than anyone else in our area. Our facility was kept in excellent repair and kept technologically current.
good wages and benefits, reasonable work loads
did not like the shift work after we went to 12 hour shifts.
Training Specialist IV - TT&R, Operations Support (Current Employee) – Findlay, OH – January 27, 2013
A Training Specialist for Marathon's Transport, Terminal, & Rail (TT&R) organization designs, developments, and evaluates job specific training for field personnel. Work with Subject Matter Expert teams in the development of task specific learning guides based on DACUM's performed on all field positions. Write learning guides which are used Qualified OJT Trainers.
I was given ample authority to run a segment of the petroleum business in multiple states. I worked primarily out of my home, but was well linked with a district office and home office for the neeeded professional asistance. The hardest part of the job was some of the market realities which began to rear in 2007. The most enjoyable part of the job was the independence.