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Williams Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
82 Reviews
3.8
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Williams President, CEO, and Director; Chairman and CEO, Williams Partners Alan S. Armstrong
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31 Ratings

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.  

    Good company but too corporate

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

    I worked at Williams

    Pros

    There are great friendly people who are happy to help. The pace is a bit slow so stress levels are low.

    Cons

    The company is old and antiquated in the way some things are done. It is hard to effect change, even when the employees want it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sticking to what has always been done and be willing to do new things. There are plenty of smart people with ideas, but they don't feel challenged.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    operation tech ll

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

    I worked at Williams full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great to work for.Maybe the best employer that i have work for.

    Cons

    New Management, hard to get along with me any way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone the same.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Big Company with Big Hearts

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

    I worked at Williams

    Pros

    Williams has a long history with a solid culture based on stated "Core Values & Beliefs" that are used to guide decisions and behavior. When times were tough, the company was good about doing everything they could to avoid layoffs. When it was inevitable (2002), they gave more than fair severance and as much leeway as they could.
    The biggest impression on me was made during 911. Because we did business with Cantor Fitzgerald on the 106th floor, there were some close ties to that building. Within a couple of hours after the first plane struck the tower, the Williams call center had organized the tracking of a "safe" list and provided an 800 number for people all over the country to check someone's name or to provide a person's safe status. Our group manned the call center for four days straight until other employees volunteered in shifts around the clock, some of us napping under our desks.
    I worked there for 12 years and held various jobs, starting in Energy, Marketing & Trading and ending with the Exploration and Production division which spun off into its own company Jan 2012. (WPX Energy)

    Cons

    The company always ran pretty lean and wasn't the most competitive in pay. Some business units in the company (not ours) had a negative experience when Williams merged or bought their company and took a long time to feel fully integrated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Ol' Boy mentality

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

    I have been working at Williams full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and benefts

    Cons

    no room for advancement in Houston and many of the groups in Houston have the good ol' boy attitude, you definitely need to know the right good ol' boys.......some people have jobs/positions that you really question how????
    salary is not as competitive as other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more involved with personnel issues/job growth in Houston

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good company

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

    I have been working at Williams

    Pros

    laid back
    chances for career development
    everyone i've met has been more than willing to help me out

    Cons

    There's not a set way to do some things, which adds ambiguity and confusion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Controls Administrator III in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Project Controls Administrator III in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Williams full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Williams is a great company to work for. Friendly and laid back atmosphere. Very accommodating to increased education and career development.

    Cons

    Sometimes the atmosphere can be too laid back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Horrible company plagued with politics and hypocrisy

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

    I have been working at Williams full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I can't think of a single good thing. I would say benefits but the group that runs benefits are so deceitful and evil that it diminishes anything good

    Cons

    People are only looking out for themselves. It's a CYA company to the core. If you haven't been stabbed in the back yet, just stay a while. Your turn will come. It's unfortunate that a company could operate that way. Save yourself and do not try and work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    IT Programmer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent Oil and Gas company

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

    I have been working at Williams

    Pros

    Independence, the ability to make decisions quickly. Numerous projects and opportunities.

    Cons

    Too many projects and opportunities, too much work to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't rely so much on software packages and computerized systems to improve communications, project controls, and project performance. Face-to face cannot be neglected. Also- interns and new hires would benefit from a more formalized mentoring process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I love my job.

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

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

    Pros

    Having previously worked in Public Accounting for over 10 years, I definitely enjoy the work life balance, the flexibility to work from home when needed and the health and retirement benefits of working for a large employer.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for advancement. Organization was "flattened" a few years back. As a result the opportunities for manager roles was reduced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure you maintain the "tone at the top" in all areas, including as it relates to Holiday Parties.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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