Williams Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
65 Reviews
3.8
65 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 13 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall a good company to work for.

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Great working environment, benefits, lifestyle, and opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    pros

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

    I worked at Williams full-time

    Pros

    work life balance was acceptable

    Cons

    direction and overall leadership lacking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Underwhelming

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Good industry experience and networking opportunities. 401k match and pension plan after a year or so.

    Cons

    Pay is much lower than the industry standard for business professionals. Office culture is very "good-old boy" and geared towards engineers. If you're not an engineer, then you're not as important. Williams is either severely overstaffed or understaffed. In departments with a deficit in employees, employees will be stuck working from 730 am- 9pm at night. In departments where no one is ever let go, there may be upwards of 3 employees sitting at their desks all day doing absolutely nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Management listens to employees. Benefits are great. Work-life balance is very reasonable for most positions.

    Cons

    Rapid growth breaks older processes, but the company eventually adapts to new conditions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Business Intern

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

    I worked at Williams

    Pros

    The program is pretty good about keeping you involved with other interns. There are plenty of social events and meaningful work to do.

    Cons

    Many days there was just nothing to do. Either I would be waiting on another employee for information or my manager simply didn't have something for me to work on. To be expected as an intern, but sill.

  11.  

    Great employees and benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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