The Energy to do more

At Marathon Oil, we realize that you will only be satisfied in your job if it's taking you further in your career. When you become part of our team, we'll work together to help you reach your full potential.

Our Culture

We are serious about maintaining a culture that challenges you to reach your goals, keeps you engaged and makes you want to do more and be more.

The foundation to our approach is Living Our Values, our long-standing commitment to health and safety, environmental stewardship, honesty and integrity, corporate citizenship and a high performance team.

Our employees are known within the oil and gas industry for their technical expertise and strong integrity. We offer challenging positions that give our employees a high degree of responsibility and the chance to have a great impact while doing meaningful work.


Without collaboration, ideas don't have a chance to develop. And as part of Marathon Oil, your ideas deserve to be heard, whether you've been with us for one day, one year or one decade.

  • We keep the lines of communication open and give you a global platform to share your thoughts.
  • This open exchange of ideas provides valuable networking opportunities, higher levels of engagement and a synergistic work environment.

Prepare to Succeed

At Marathon Oil, you'll never be left to do a job without having the tools and resources needed to do it.

  • We devote extensive time and effort to ensuring our people have the technical, commercial and leadership skills necessary to succeed.
  • We provide educational reimbursement, various training opportunities and e-learning platforms to help continually build and refresh skills.

“I came to work for Marathon Oil expecting to get two years' experience in the oil and gas business before leaving to pursue another career. I'm still here over 30 years later because Marathon is a can-do company filled with the most caring, capable, smartest, ethical people in the industry. We're all problem solvers working together on common goals, always with an eye toward representing our communities in a positive way while reaching out to help those in need.
- John, Lawyer

Reach your full potential

We want you to be the best you can be, so we help you get there. Marathon Oil provides opportunities for career development through a multidimensional program that includes educational reimbursement, goal setting and global networking. When you work with us, it means your voice will be heard and your ideas will be respected, no matter your level of position.

We Provide:

  • Annual performance reviews
  • Career development discussions
  • Employee development plans
  • Marathon Oil University e-courses
  • Mentoring programs
  • Development opportunities
  • Managed career assignment moves and training for early-career engineers and geoscientists
  • Managed rotations and training curriculum for early career accounting employees to provide skill development
  • Internal networking communities

“I love coming to work every day because I can have an impact by doing what I love. Marathon provides a positive and enjoyable workplace in which people are willing to help and listen to each other. The culture allows personal and professional growth by supporting education, focusing on knowledge sharing and providing career opportunities. You're recognized for your work, which is the greatest motivator to keep contributing all you can.”
Basak, Reservoir Engineer

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) is an independent international exploration and production company. Based in Houston, Texas, the Company has activity in North America, Europe and Africa. The Company has three reportable operating segments, each of which is organized and managed based primarily upon geographic location and the nature of the products and services it offers. The three segments are as follows:

  • North America Exploration and Production (E&P) explores for, produces and markets liquid hydrocarbons and natural gas in North America.
  • International E&P explores for, produces and markets liquid hydrocarbons and natural gas outside of North America and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) and methanol in Equatorial Guinea.
  • Oil Sands Mining mines, extracts and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta, Canada, and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil.