Williams Reviews

Updated June 3, 2015
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Williams President, CEO, and Director; Chairman and CEO, Williams Partners Alan S. Armstrong
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Pros
  • work life balance was acceptable (in 15 reviews)

  • Benefits are great dollar for dollar match for up to 6% of salary (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • There's a perception in some areas of a good-ol'-boy network (in 4 reviews)

  • Good ol' boys network of promotion (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Support Staff

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Williams full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Current and updated computer and computer software systems.

    Cons

    Colleagues are rude and unprofessional. Micro-managing is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Teach employees not to cause a hostile work environment. Do not allow bad behavior


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good ole Boy company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Non Good Ole Boy in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Non Good Ole Boy in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Williams full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Very little. The slander and bias nature must stop for any real Pros to exist here.

    Cons

    This place is noting but a good ole boy network. If you're in the click group, meaning you keep your nose clean and go along with everything, even when its clearly unethical, you're in. Otherwise, out yet this depends upon your major in college to a great extent. Very biased towards engineering staff, not business or any other majors unless you happen to be a good ole boy.

    Advice to Management

    Productivity is bad due to the good ole boy culture which exists everywhere. Stop your biased preferences and watch the company really grow. Boneheads.


  3. Helpful (1)

    IT Programmer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Williams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were OK

    Cons

    Really bad Management and culture


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Okay company but not very progressive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tulsa, OK

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice facilities, decent benefits but nothing particularly special

    Cons

    Poor pay and bad morale

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue


  6. The epitome of Status Quo

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst Consultant in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst Consultant in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Williams

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    HR 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 Management

    Fire 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    From great to mediocre.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Manager in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Williams

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 Management

    Develop discipline. Learn from past mistakes. Promote the best.


  8. Helpful (3)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Business Development in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Director Business Development in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Williams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 Management

    Resign. 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.


  9. It's been fine.

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

    I have been working at Williams

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 Management

    The 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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