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3.6 55 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

Williams President, CEO, and Director; Chairman and CEO, Williams Partners Alan S. Armstrong

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86% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • It is an awesome company with lots of benefits and encourages a work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Laid back, low pressure, low stress operations (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • The good old boy network is alive and well here (in 3 reviews)

  • Promotions are not based on best qualified, based on good old boys network and affirmative action (in 3 reviews)

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Okay company but not very progressive

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Tulsa, OK

    ProsNice facilities, decent benefits but nothing particularly special

    ConsPoor pay and bad morale

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a clue

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The epitome of Status Quo

    Systems Analyst Consultant (Current Employee) Tulsa, OK

    ProsWork-life balance. Almost impossible to get fired. No pressure to actually do anything.

    ConsHR input into non-HR areas is out-of-control (career path, job requirements, salary)
    Internally terrified to anything "social media" oriented.
    Too much focus on activity and not results.
    Would rather reach consensus than implement anything meaningful.
    Leadership is non-existent; no strategic plan, no focus on results or goals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire some people once and awhile. Make people do their jobs. Quit being scared of growing. Define actual "strategies" rather than continued misuse of the word.

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    From great to mediocre.

    Manager (Former Employee) Tulsa, OK

    ProsPays pretty well, no dress code, come in when you want, leave when you want.

    ConsManagement incompetent..in it only to line their pockets. Promotions are not based on best qualified, based on good old boys network and affirmative action. You can not promote the best, unless you have a good performance process.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop discipline. Learn from past mistakes. Promote the best.

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    If you have to live in Tulsa its the best pay, but not the best place.

    Director Business Development (Former Employee) Tulsa, OK

    ProsBest pay you can find in Tulsa compared to other places.

    ConsThe good old boy network is alive and well here. Various cliques exist that only promote people in the areas for reasons besides the abilities. One group was known as the mormon mafia, if you weren't a mormon you wouldn't be accepted in the group. Another was headed by a woman that only hired women. Still another was based solely on being male. If you could get into one of the cliques then it wouldn't matter how good or bad you were you would be promoted and moved on up without question.

    Advice to Senior ManagementResign. The senior management is as bad now as it was when they were a whisker away from going out of business. They only survived because of dumb luck investing in E&P in the Rockies. And they only kept that business because when they were doing a fire sale to raise money no one wanted to buy it. In all the management is not going to grow the company just manage what they have.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's been fine.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe best part about working at Williams is my co-workers. My shift is a well-knit group that doesn't mind helping each other.

    ConsThe lack of overtime and the limited use of vacation time to control overtime. Also, the lady few years, pay raises have been small.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe management can address the vacation usage, loosening of the overtime, and larger pay raises. This would go a long way toward employee morale.

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