Can I give this company negative stars and spare another from....?
manager (Former Employee), El Dorado, AR – May 15, 2013
Pros: 1/2 a day off on fridays in exchange for 4 ten hour days
Cons: the depth and breadth of the horrors there are endless plus the stepford employees
What a god awful company and place to work. If you want to submit to micromanagement, being hung out to dry, being thrown under the bus and being patronized by people that are ill-equipped to serve as your superior, then this is the place for you. Favoritism, good old boy and girl networks abound. Rank has its privileges hypocrisy all around. Don't – more... dare tell the kings and princes and princesses they have no clothes. El Dorado has a Wal-Mart, so you better be comfortable with that as your sense of community, entertainment and social life. There is little else. Lots of crime too. But Murphy has proclaimed values they don't embrace nor live by, has a horrible leader in IT, Marketing and HR and most hate their jobs. Accountants actually like their jobs here though. Beware, this is a Stepford employee place and you can't trust anyone or they are related. Do yourself a favor and do not work for Murphy USA. (Murphy oil is okay) If you work from the premise that they know everything and you know nothing, but will polish apples forever, you may fit in and maybe even move up. – less
2nd Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Niles, MI – May 9, 2013
I loved working at Murphy's, my co-workers were great. We all got along which in a small establishment is essential. The only thing I can really complain about is the manager that took over when my hiring manager left. She claimed to have the knowledge necessary to do her job but when it came down to it she knew nothing about running a gas station and – more... refused to listen to those of us that knew what we were doing. – less
Murphy is a great place to promote and gain leadership opportunities.
ASSISTANT MANAGER (Current Employee), Arlington, TX – May 4, 2013
A typical day at work includes providing customer service to a diverse community work base. I have learned to adjusts to the daily challenges of multiple customer personalities. I practice upper management work rolls on a regular basis such processing budget reports and inventory control reports. My co-workers are supportive and look at me as a resourceful – more... icon for obtaining work related information. The hardest part of my job is knowing that each customer will not be satisfied with the great customer service I provide. The most enjoyable part of my job is knowing that most customers will be satisfied with the great customer service I provide. – less
Cashier (Former Employee), Fremont, OH – May 2, 2013
Pros: always employee contest we could win great prizes and trips.
Cons: worked alone got a break in between customers.
A typical day provide customer service. I learned how to operate the lottery machine, clean gas spills. Managers were great. My coworkers were great. The hardest part was difficult customers. I really enjoy being a cashier.
Cashier (Former Employee), Jennings, LA – April 23, 2013
Pros: good pay.
Cons: no breaks. unsteady schedule. no understanding for emergancies.
Unable to have set schedules. If called into work on a day off and unable to go in manager threatened your job. Unable to leave shift when my sons babysitter rushed him to the ER. No understanding for circumstances.
Head Cashier (Former Employee), Rather Not Tell You, FL – April 23, 2013
Pros: healthcare, advancement
Cons: face paced, stressful, no lunch break, no bathroom breaks, angry customers
Training: Boring videos that will never help and 2-3 days of a manager standing beside you at the register. That's it. Then they throw you to the wolves and make you work alone. I knew nothing about cigarettes and wish that the managers would have taken more time in making me familiar with the brands. Overtime it became second nature but only after – more... countless angry customers.
A normal day: One other employee is on shift, they count down their drawer and throw you on the register. They stay for an hour doing outside duties and then leave you alone. 2-3 hours before switching shifts you must juggle the register with stocking which results in a stressed cashier and angry impatient customers.
You will work overtime. 1 hour is not enough for what they want you to do. But if you do work overtime your hours will be cut. How do you avoid this? Illegal off the clock work. You have no choice cause if your don't do your stuff in a timely manner they will find someone else who will.
You have no lunch break or bathroom breaks since you are alone. You have to time it out perfect if you do have to use the bathroom and most of the time you come back to impatient people who don't understand you can't always be on the register.
The only reason there is advancement is because SO many people burn out at this job. They will work you to the bone and then expect you to work more. I have never been more physically or mentally tired in my life. You make good money but you never get time to spend it cause you're working all the time.
I worked for Murphy for 6 months & quit because I could not take it anymore. I wanted my life back. Don't do this to yourselves. It is not worth it. – less
Pros: pay, work/life balance, lot of great people in upper mgmt.
Cons: the power of hr dept
If you get trained the wrong way and get caught doing it the wrong way,well good luck finding anyone to believe you.even thought you have no record of wrong doing and have alot of awards proving the opposite. Build the brand and profit at a location to record levels only to have their back turned on you because of what one office person believes to – more... be true. – less
ASSISTANT MANAGER (Current Employee), Greenville NC – April 22, 2013
Pros: decent health benifits
Cons: no breaks
A typical day at my work place is very fast paced. It takes a lot of concentration while working with money, as well as the public. I would have to say I have learned to be more responsible. Since i have been in the Assistant Manager position there is a lot more on my shoulders. I open the store, make deposit's, and do paper work. My co workers are – more... all different. I have some that like to work and do their job and others that you have to get on about getting the job done. There really is no hard part of this job if you keep yourself busy and learn all the material that is needed to run this store. The most enjoyable part of my job would be working with the customers, just saying one nice thing to a person can change their entire day. – less
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee), TX – April 11, 2013
Pros: available benefits(not amazing but availble to all employees even part time), vacation after one year of service, flexible hours
Cons: horrible managment, no breaks, unreal expectations, job security
meeting the customer base is the most rewarding part of this job the regular customers are the only reason im still in this store. the district managers try to micromanage each store and care more about numbers than anything else. you dont get breaks cause you work by yourself so tough luck if you have to work more than an 8 hour shift cause no break – more... for you! you might get to step out of the little kiosk for 5 min everyonce in a while but dont try to use the restroom or else some angry customer will come searching for you banging on all windows and doors expecting you to come to their rescue.my job has been threatened many times by the district manager because of the actions of other employees if you dont upsell every item you might as well not get comfortable cause you will get fired. overall the company was good when i first started but they change around district managers ever 6-12 months and that causes problems cause no one manger is the same. i loved my job for the first 9 months before becoming an assistant manager but after i got promoted i started hating the company more and more. ive been working for the last 7 years of my life for 3 different companies that shows how often i change jobs... considering the first two were after school jobs in high school... and i have never recieved a corrective action ar written documentation until i worked for murphys. in the last year i have recieved 6 seperate corrective actions for reasons i believe were biased and untrue but there is no way to dispute these correctives becuase when you try to contact HR noone answers the phone. in conclusion, if you want to be overworked underpaid and stressed out everyday as to wether your gonna have a job tomorrow then yes go ahead and work for murphys. – less
Cashier (Former Employee), Shreveport, LA – April 10, 2013
Pros: good pay.
Cons: no breaks, including bathroom breaks. too busy for one employee on site.
A typical day at work involved 5 or 7 hour shift. If you worked the evening or latenight shift, you were the only employee on site and work could be very hectic. You did not get any breaks and you were not allowed to take a lunch due to being the only employee on site. You did not get bathroom breaks because there is nobody else on site to relieve you – more... of the register and you are not allowed to leave the register unattended when busy. Due to the fairly reasonable prices the store is always busy, so if something goes wrong and you have to stop and fix something, you have to put the store on pause and fix whatever is broken. This would lead to a huge pile up of cars at the pumps and unhappy people waiting in line. Nobody likes having unhappy customers. Despite all of the minor problems that came with being the only person on site, it was a fairly decent job. I enjoyed the work and I enjoyed working for the company. – less
Store Manager (Former Employee), Fayetteville, NC – April 10, 2013
Pros: compensation for managers (not hourly associates)
Cons: heavy heavy workload
Murphy has great compensation.. unfortunately there is absolutely no work/home balance. you are expected to have nothing but Murphy in your life.. duties pile on and nothing is ever good enough. the companies policies and procedures are open for interpretation as they come down the chain of command, so you really never know who to listen to. I am a – more... store manager for them, and although I love my job, after 8 years and 14 district managers, I feel its time to move on ! – less
Assistant Manager/Manager (Former Employee), Altus, OK – April 9, 2013
Pros: lots of hours
Cons: no home life
the manager of Murphy oil relies to much on her employees to do her work for her and requires her employees to cover her absences and sometimes work off the clock when things are in a bind. I was told many times "I will make it up to you next week" but it never happened.
Store Manager (Current Employee), Manchester, TN – April 6, 2013
Pros: laid back boss, decent commission.
Cons: no breaks since 95% of the time you are there alone, terrible work/life balance, can be an extremely stressful job.
Started out as a cashier closing the store. Got promoted to assistant manager after one year of employment and learned what it took to run the store. It then took 6 years in the assistant manager position to get promoted to store manager. After being promoted to store manager, work/life balance went south. All I did was work constantly, leaving virtually – more... no time for myself and my daughter. District manager is a great guy, and he was a pleasure to work for. The hardest part of the job was working 65-80 hrs a week for 3 months straight with only 3 days off the entire time. Most enjoyable part was meeting all the friendly regular customers and making their day by having their orders ready for them when they got to the counter. – less