ONEOK Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
25 Reviews
3.8
25 Reviews
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ONEOK CEO; President and CEO, ONEOK Partners John W. Gibson
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Fortune 200 Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Manager in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at ONEOK full-time for 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good, stable company with good leadership at the top

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at ONEOK full-time for 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
  3.  

    Great company culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Great company, not so great structure.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Great entry level work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for less than a 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
  8.  

    Good company, under pays.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at ONEOK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome orientation program. Strong steady company. Good environment.

    Cons

    Below market pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider setting up a longer orientation program where you allow your new hires to advance. I know several who wanted to advance but weren't given the chance so they left and advanced elsewhere, including myself. I enjoyed my time there but you've got to reward innovation and drive more than you do.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Gas Department
    Current Employee - Gas Department

    I have been working at ONEOK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    laid back atmosphere, good benefits, strong company to be with. They match 6% 401K and they are very involved in the community in Oklahoma.

    Cons

    The market based pay system seems to be very low in the market that you are in. Management won't argue with this they know it's true.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within. Don't let great employee's leave over pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Solid company with solid mgmt

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

    I have been working at ONEOK

    Pros

    Average comp
    Good bonus
    Plenty of vacay
    Great asset base
    Laid back work place (at least at ONG)

    Cons

    Professional and career development are talked about but not specifically addressed nor are they acted upon.
    Lots of dead weight in the work force and it seems ONG won't fire someone unless they break the law. This drags down the rest of the company.
    Over staffed and not enough work to keep everyone busy. Typical of a quasi governmental entity like a utility.
    Low wages compared to other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate possible career development plans or processes to employees so they can have an attainable career goal to work towards.
    Bump salary so employees won't leave.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lost in transition

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

    I have been working at ONEOK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    2 weeks vac to start ,6% match on 401K,On site cafeteria, free parking, paid tuition assistance, full of friendly hardworking people.

    Cons

    Market based pay is well under actual market. WELL UNDER! 2014 strategic guide was all about Northern assets when existing assets need attention. Lack of wellness and healthcare programs for a Fortune 500 and still no GYM in corporate headquarters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at other successful companies that do the same business as we do and look at what they offer their employees. The motto is attract,develop, and retain yet a person with 10 years served can go less than a mile and work for a competitor making much more to start. Bright young people only start here to get work experience then leave to make money. It's the way it's always been.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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