ONEOK Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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  1. Operations Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ONEOK full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company truly takes care of its employees.

    Cons

    I really don't have anything bad to say about this company.


  2. Things have changed since John Gibson retired

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at ONEOK full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Job satisfaction depends on who you work for. Vacation is generous for those starting out.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement. Morale seems to have gone done since John Gibson retired.


  3. Great Company to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at ONEOK full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They treat their employees well, great ESPP, Salaries are fair to great, a lot of really great people

    Cons

    They are going the way of most big companies in culture.


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  5. Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at ONEOK full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The overall atmosphere is pleasant, employees have great attitudes, and everyone seems committed to doing their part to contribute to the future success of the company. Benefits are great, I am proud to say I work here.

    Cons

    It is disappointing to know that I could go to other companies in Tulsa and make more money. We need more people to handle the current workload, everyone has a full plate. I'm concerned others will leave for more salary, increasing the workload for those of us who will stay. I hope one day we will be the best paying company of our peers, and we will truly be the ONE everyone wants to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Overall I am happy with Management decisions, they have kept us going in the right direction.


  6. eh...ok place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ONEOK

    Pros

    they pay well, some departments flexible

    Cons

    not what you know but who you know


  7. Awesome place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Manager in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at ONEOK

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, forward looking culture.

    Cons

    None really to speak of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  8. Helpful (3)

    It's a job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ONEOK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good safety culture, gets you the experience to move to a real energy company. Opportunities if you are willing to move to ND.

    Cons

    Pay is not market based it is well under, company does not seem to promote from within and I've work as many as 17 days in a row due to not having coverage.... 12 hour days and nights

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people more and the will stick around


  9. Great atmosphere. Lots of opportunities for advancement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pipeline Operator in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Pipeline Operator in Midland, TX

    I have been working at ONEOK full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay. Awesome benefits. Relocation package.

    Cons

    Working around high pressure Natural Gas


  10. Helpful (2)

    It's ok

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at ONEOK full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You are left to complete projects without micromanaging. About the only thing I saw people fired for was poor ethics. If weather or bad circumstances hit a project, it was not considered the personal fault of the project team. That is different from some other energy companies. Some managers are great at making employees feel valued and heard. They provide the right stretch assignments and can grow the employees knowledge base. The discounts at ONEOK are pretty good. 1/2 off Drillers tickets (local AA ball club) and pre-sale access to concerts at the BOK Center. Discounts on other stuff are less.

    Cons

    Other posters have touched that there management categorizes employees as mules and stars. Stars go on recruiting trips and interview prospective employees. Mules do not. Mules are kept around to do the work but are not considered for advancement. They are not abused but expected to stay in place regardless of performance, good or bad. The value they bring to the company is often attributed to stars, even if the star had little to do with it. Star employees are often mentor, are promoted quickly and sometimes do not finish projects before moving to the next position. Star employees often receive 2nd and 3rd chances without being relegated to mule status. These things aren't minor and would be automatic dismissals at other energy firms. Year after year, poor performers are retained, both stars and mules. Some managers understand very little about the business or what they are responsible for. There are no clear and accountable goals for managers. If a manager fails year after year, there are no consequences. These managers provide no direction to their reports and the whole organization suffers. There's lots of talent being wasted this way. Pay and benefits are well below market. Without the stock award program, the average employee receives no cash incentive for safety, good operations, appreciation ect. The stock award program will end in a few years after the last tranch of stock is awarded. There are no safety awards or free shirts like other energy firms.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the old culture. It used to be pretty collegial and now it is overtly political. Bring back the zero tolerance policy on nepotism. There are a growing number of parent/child employee pairs even if they report to different people in different divisions. It used to be rare and only child-in-law but now there are more than a few parent/child or parent/children pairs working in the HQ office. Get rid of the DCHP program and replace it with an HSA. For those who don't know, the alternative to the PPO at ONEOK is like an HSA plan but rather than the company funding a savings account the employee owns, they fund an account that the company owns and is cap it's balance at 5k. If you leave the company, they keep the money. Take the time to actually figure out which managers provide value and which ones just punch the clock waiting for retirement. Fire or early-retire the bad mangers. ONEOK does not have a lot of overhead or spare employees so bad managers have large impacts on individual business units.


  11. great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Business Development in Tulsa, OK
    Current Intern - Business Development in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at ONEOK as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    oneok is great to work for. great pay benefits and corporate structure. lots of room for advancement in the company and up the ladder

    Cons

    not too many cons. Not as high pay as some of the bigger energy companies across the us. tulsa isn't that big either



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