ONEOK

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ONEOK Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
30 Reviews
3.7
30 Reviews
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ONEOK CEO; President and CEO, ONEOK Partners John W. Gibson
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  1.  

    IT Developer Intern

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    Former Employee - IT Developer in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - IT Developer in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at ONEOK as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, wonderful company, good opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Corporate culture, so lack of promotions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, relaxed work environment, fast-paced work

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    Former Employee - Development Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Development Analyst in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at ONEOK (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people who are invested into the company, good benefits includes profit sharing, 401k matching,and good health plan

    Cons

    Pay is just ok, work-life balance has be actively managed since it is very easy to get over-commit, especially during golive.Annual bonus rather small and sometimes politics get in the way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep pay competitive resist urge to cut cost too much

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Fortune 200 Company

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    Current Employee - Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Manager in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Strategic direction is focused and on track
    Does not over reach its influence
    Does not over react

    Cons

    Salary at Market to just below market
    Health Insurance not as strong as other companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good, stable company with good leadership at the top

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at ONEOK full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    ONEOK's core business in natural gas is steady and has a good long-term future. Employment practices are conservative and they avoid the need to "right-size" in down times.

    Cons

    Due to their conservative practices, their pay tends to be below market. They strive to make up for this with much better than average benefits; however, most employees would rather have that additional $ in their pockets each pay day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for performance at market. Capable employees will leave even a great company like ONEOK if they are not compensated competitively. This tends to result in a surplus of lesser-caliber employees who remain with ONEOK only because no one else will hire them away.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company culture

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    Current Employee - Engineering Intern
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern

    I have been working at ONEOK

    Pros

    +Kind coworkers who are willing to help you develop
    +Healthy work life balance
    +Meaningful assignments that help you grow as a professional

    Cons

    -Lower than average compensation for the line of work
    -Limited opportunities for relocation and job rotation

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, not so great structure.

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    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at ONEOK

    Pros

    Prestigious company. Management is fair and great to work with. Oneok has many great individuals working for improving the company and it's processes.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility, tough to get raises even with stellar reviews. IT Is largely contracted out. No employee morale boosters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ditch the contracts. It's not a good scenario.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    na

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    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at ONEOK

    Pros

    Very relaxed atmosphere and friendly employee relationships

    Cons

    The work done can be repetitive at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people more and the will stick around

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's ok

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great entry level work

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist (Development/Programmer Analyst) in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - IT Specialist (Development/Programmer Analyst) in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at ONEOK full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good atmosphere most of the IT techs and SME's are good to work with and if your in a position to do so you can learn a lot . I would not keep this position long term though maybe while your finishing college no more then 2 years max this is the type of environment you will outgrow very fast .

    Cons

    If your looking at doing busy work for a living do not work in the Service Desk . There are limits as to how far you can take issues . Rather or not your idea's are good or liked will not matter . As you will be a contractor and treated as such . It's common for energy company's to contract out most of their work but they want you to bend over backwards for the same pay no matter what shift or hours you work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you want to get ride of someone just say so do not make up reasons / excuses Do not hide . Communication is an important aspect of management and any individual with experience and or education knows that . Your environment is very predictable . As such is the reason for your personnel turnaround .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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