Williams

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Williams Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
68 Reviews
3.8
68 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 14 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.  

    Williams is a great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst IV in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Analyst IV in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Williams full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    flexi timings, trainings, good pay, team outing, work life balance

    Cons

    Individual project working, not much interactions, transparency, no additional benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good benefits and flexible work schedule

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contracts Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Contracts Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement and continuing education

    Cons

    Antiquated processes and too many " lifers" unwilling to learn new techniques.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall perception of management is fair and effective.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall a good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Professional and friendly with a young work force.

    Cons

    Lock you into position with no future...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Williams is a good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Williams has a lot of talented, hard working people who are great to work with.

    Cons

    At times senior staff is so busy that they are unable to spend one on one time with you that you need to learn to become really good at what you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Working at Williams is only part of who we are. Our situations and responsibilities outside of Williams can affect what we do at work (good or bad). It's nice to have a manager that understands that fact and cares enough to be compassionate when you are struggling at work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great working environment, benefits, lifestyle, and opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Williams full-time

    Pros

    - Thought-provoking work environment, you won't get bored
    - Great benefits
    - Great company culture and people
    - Great work-life balance
    - Excellent management

    Cons

    - Galleria traffic is terrible, so you have to work around the worst peak hours
    - I don't really have anymore gripes about the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    Excellent pay and benefits. Friendly working environment.

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

    I have been working at Williams full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, people, work is enjoyable. Work life balance is great.

    Cons

    Company is still culturally split making any company wide changes difficult. Best practices are not followed where improvements have been identified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrate the company so that standards are followed cross assets and regions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great employees and benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst III in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Analyst III in Houston, TX

    I worked at Williams full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Loved the benefits the company offered their employees. Great environment and people.

    Cons

    Like large companies they tend to pigeon hole you to your skill sets that you were hired for. Their salary was a little lower then what market was paying.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall, pleasant - I developed as a professional and I enjoyed my time at Williams.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist I in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist I in Houston, TX

    I worked at Williams full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility, advancement, environmental, employees. Especially the time I worked in Houston, it was very pleasant for me. I really grew fond of my manager(s) and colleagues.

    Cons

    Office Politics, running too lean at times, work-life balance. At times it seemed that the politics were heavy with too many people running their own agenda. Towards the end of my time there, the department was very lean and there was way too much to do leading to a very lopsided work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your employees and don't get caught up with egos.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Intern

    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Williams as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great intern experience. Lots of traveling opportunities.

    Cons

    Many employees are dissatisfied because they are not able to do what they want within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to move around in the company as they wish.

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