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Why Marathon Oil?

The future is bright

Every new hire at Marathon Oil has the opportunity to help shape our future.

Your next challenge is here.

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 unique Employee Value Proposition (EVP) is comprised of Four Cs: Connection, Challenge, Collaboration and Centered. 

Additionally, 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.

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The Four Cs

Our Key Attributes

The Marathon Oil Employee Value Proposition (EVP) captures our employees' feedback about their experience as part of the company. It comprises the Four Cs they perceive as the unique attributes and offerings the organization provides: Connection, Challenge, Collaboration and Centered.


Work is ambitious, with big responsibilities, great autonomy and many opportunities to be bold and grow


Integration into mission/goals/values & a structure that makes leaders & decision-making processes accessible


Work-life integration where personal & work life can co-exist in harmony instead of competing for attention


We are One Team that’s positive, open-minded, cross-functional and supported by a culture of cooperation


Marathon Oil Employee Value Proposition

Our Values

Defining who we are.

We are Marathon Oil.

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 ethical behaviors enable our license to operate.

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


We are collaborative as one, inclusive team.

Take Ownership

Take ownership of our own successes and make a difference.

Be Bold

Be bold by taking informed risks with confidence.

Deliver Results

Deliver results by focusing on the activities that deliver enduring value.

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At Marathon Oil, we are always looking for talented people to join our growing team. With our search tool you can review open opportunities, and search for the roles that are right for you.