CareersWhy Marathon Oil

We are an oil exploration and production company on a transformative path, with a variety of exceptional opportunities for people who are up to the challenge. If that’s you – if you’re seeking a challenge and ready to make a difference – you could be the right fit to help drive our future.

At Marathon Oil, you’ll find a variety of roles and disciplines within which to build your career. And what you don’t know coming in the door, you’ll have the opportunity and ongoing support to learn. Our U.S. exploration and development assets, in four of the best oil-rich resource plays, offer energy professionals exposure to projects from early-stage evaluation through production. Our producing international assets provide a broader perspective on the world’s energy challenges.

On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to make an impact early on. You can look forward to doing interesting and challenging work that will stretch your capabilities. You’ll be part of a diverse team of colleagues who respect you for your contributions. Your voice will be heard, your ideas valued – and you’ll be the one shaping and propelling your career.

We have more than just opportunity to offer. Our compensation and benefits package goes beyond the basics to include a wellness program, self-funded (with company match) and company-funded retirement plans, flexible hours in some positions and tuition reimbursement.

 

“I found that leaders wanted to know what my ideas were, even as I was still learning the players and the processes. Marathon Oil people are not locked into one way of thinking. I’m being stretched to bring forward my best thoughts.”

Marcus, strategic planning

Grow your career with us

Whether you’re in the early stages of your career or an experienced professional, you will find the opportunity to reach your full potential at Marathon Oil.

We’re invested in equipping our people for an entire career – from advancing technical skills through to developing the leadership behaviors and skills that will take our business forward.

You will have access to a wealth of learning resources and opportunities - from challenging assignments that give you valuable experience and exposure, to internal networking communities and formal training. Your initiative and ability are virtually your only limits.

Our values

Are you looking for a company whose values align with yours?

As we work to produce the energy the world needs, we are defined by our shared values. We start with a commitment that doing the right thing is non-negotiable. Safety, social responsibility and ethics are our license to operate.

Beyond that, we trust and encourage our people to collaborate, take ownership, be bold and deliver results.

Collaborate
Collaborate as one inclusive team
Take Ownership
Take ownership of our own success and make a difference
Be Bold
Be bold taking informed risks with confidence
Deliver Results
Deliver Results by focusing on the activities that create enduring value

Benefits

Challenging work can be very rewarding. We offer competitive compensation and benefits to support your health and well-being and help you plan for tomorrow.

  • Rewards and Recognition for Performance: competitive pay, annual cash bonus, long-term incentive program, and recognition programs for exceptional individual and team achievements
  • Well-Being and Peace of Mind for You and Your Family: health plan, health savings account, wellness program, retirement savings plans, parental benefits and adoption assistance
  • Supporting Your Community: community involvement programs and matching gift programs
  • Recharge and Refresh Your Skills: vacation, flexible work arrangements, educational reimbursements
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Looking for more details on our competitive compensation and benefits?

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Diversity Partnerships

We are always looking for ways to fuel our talent pipeline with diverse candidates, and that’s why we support and invest in a range of external organizations that reflect the major communities we represent. Marathon Oil is committed to impactful partnerships with organizations including Women’s Energy Network, Catalyst, Pink Petro, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

Safe & Inclusive Environment

You have the right to work in a safe and inclusive environment. At Marathon Oil, safety is our license to operate, and we value a diverse and inclusive environments as a requirement for building trust and challenging each other. We know that great ideas and innovation are born from different viewpoints in a workplace where everyone can be heard.

That’s why we embrace diversity and inclusion (D&I) - valuing people for the unique contribution they can make, regardless of their background. In our challenging business environment, we rely on diverse, inclusive teams to help us compete in our space and achieve our ambitions. These teams stimulate creativity and innovation, help us better understand the world around us, and make us attractive as an employer.

D&I is not a standalone initiative at Marathon Oil, or a box to be checked. It’s embedded in our values and behaviors, an integral part of who we are and the way we do things. Because education is a key factor in a diverse and inclusive workplace, we conduct D&I-focused training programs for our employees as part of our Leadership Development Program.

“We're committed to fostering an inclusive environment where people are valued, respected and are highly motivated to contribute their best talents to achieve business success.”

Lee Tillman, President and CEO

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An Equal Opportunity Employer
Marathon Oil Company will take the necessary action to ensure that applicants are treated without regard to their race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, age, disability status, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, protected veteran status or other protected status under applicable employment law. Learn more.

Recruitment Fraud
We have been made aware of multiple scams whereby unauthorized individuals are using Marathon Oil's name and logo to solicit potential job-seekers for employment. In some cases, job-seekers are being contacted directly, both by phone and e-mail. In other instances, these unauthorized individuals are placing advertisements for fake positions with both legitimate websites and fabricated ones. These individuals are typically promising high-paying jobs with the requirement that the job-seeker send money to pay for things such as visa applications or processing fees. Please be advised that Marathon Oil will never ask potential job-seekers for any sort of advance payment or bank account information as part of the recruiting or hiring process.

Third-Party Referrals
Resumes submitted to this website by a third party, such as a professional search firm or agency, will be considered unsolicited and will become the property of Marathon Oil Corporation ("Marathon Oil"). Marathon Oil will not be obligated to pay a referral fee for the hiring of a candidate by means of an unsolicited resume submitted directly or indirectly through this site or any other means. Marathon Oil only pays for third party referrals for resumes requested directly by the Human Resources department from our approved vendors.