Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Oil and Gas
  • Year established:
  • Website:
  • UK locations:
    London, Scotland
  • Contact
    • Marathon House, Rubislaw Hill, Anderson Drive, Aberdeen, Garmpian, AB15 6FZ

About Marathon Oil

What is it like to work for Marathon Oil

Marathon Oil rolled out an Employee Workplace Wellbeing Programme in January 2014 open to all offshore and onshore employees and contractors. Their aim is to bring a greater number of health interventions directly into the workplace that can have a positive impact on their workforce's health and wellbeing. Each month different wellness themes are explored with related activities and opportunities for a better understanding of how they can take control of their own health and wellbeing. Underpinning this, a Health Competition was launched open to all employees and contractors to have a number of biometrics recorded (weight, blood pressure, cholesterol etc). This information is stored confidentially then measured around mid-year with final results and winners (best overall improvement in health) being announced early next year.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
As part of Marathon Oil "Achieving Excellence" leadership course, attendees took part in a charity team building event. This involved small groups of five visiting local charities and community projects to understand their business challenges. The teams then worked on potential strategies to help the charities meet these challenges. The groups reported their findings at a networking event attended by the charities' management teams and Marathon Oil senior leadership team. As well as supporting these third sector organisations in the local community, this gave their employees an opportunity to develop their business acumen in an environment very different to their own. The Energy Schools Challenge is a competition organised by the Energy Institute, OPITO and local radio station, NorthSound 1, aimed at emphasising career opportunities the Energy sector offers, as well as helping to improve links between industry and education. The competition is recorded from September-November at different venues, with two shows being recorded at each venue over each evening. The shows are then broadcast on local radio. Each team is made up of secondary school pupils from S3-S6, who answer questions on both an individual and team basis, on a variety of topics, including energy, and also questions set by and specific to the host company. Marathon has sponsored and hosted the event for a number of years; most recently the energy related presentation and questions being presented by their industrial placement students. Their F&A team supported local Arrdeir House Residential Home where they helped with a garden project.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
One of Marathon Oil leadership commitments is to celebrate success and they have done this through various means such as MarAwards. The purpose of the MarAward is to motivate and provide individuals recognition for a specific effort or special achievement, usually in the form of gift vouchers.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    20% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

Company Statistics

  • Staff:


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  • Staff Turnover:


  • Male : Female:

    76% / 24%

  • Earning £35,000+:



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