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Williams Reviews

Updated January 6, 2015
Updated January 6, 2015
77 Reviews
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Williams President, CEO, and Director; Chairman and CEO, Williams Partners Alan S. Armstrong
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is very reasonable for most positions (in 15 reviews)

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


Cons
  • The good old boy network is alive and well here (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    IT Programmer

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Williams

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were OK

    Cons

    Really bad Management and culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    It's a "Good Ole Boy" members only club.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - One of the Specialist With No Career in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - One of the Specialist With No Career in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Williams full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People in the field are generally good to work with, at least in my department. Good medical insurance generally. Flex hours are good.

    Cons

    The general upper level management is only partly effective. General management knowledge is lacking yet some steps have been implemented lately to attempt to change this downfall. Most managers lack general management knowledge altogether. Very few have had one management course and it shows. Technically good but lacking in management. The culture is one of "a good ole boy" network. If your an engineer, your basically in unless you step on the wrong toes. Business and other majors are out and the "Iron Curtain" line is clearly see even by the blindest of employees. Career opportunities are limited as a result. No concern for those in the specialist fields. Disregard for them exist everywhere. Some managers even refuse to associate with other managers. Really bad culture in this respect. Salaries are lower than the industry average yet it is pushed by management that we pay "market value" on salaries. Not so!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get an MBA. You guys need it. Work life balance suffers at times and this is something you need to change now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Okay company but not very progressive

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Nice facilities, decent benefits but nothing particularly special

    Cons

    Poor pay and bad morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    The epitome of Status Quo

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst Consultant in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst Consultant in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Williams

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    From great to mediocre.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Manager in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Williams

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Director Business Development in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Director Business Development in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Williams

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It's been fine.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Williams

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO

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