Williams Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
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Williams President, CEO, and Director; Chairman and CEO, Williams Partners Alan S. Armstrong
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Big Company with Big Hearts

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    • 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
  2. Horrible company plagued with politics and hypocrisy

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    • 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
  3. I love my job.

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    • 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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  5. 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
  6. Williams is a great company that offers numerous opportunities to their employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, good benefits, laid back atmosphere, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Too many cumbersome processes which limit how quickly things can be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove some of the processes so that we can operate quicker and more efficiently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Just an average experience working for an average company

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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 Williams full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The majority of people in my work group were great

    Cons

    Working for a manager with limited leadership skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    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. 2 people found this helpful

    Williams review

    • 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

    Salary + bonus potential, environment, CEO, pension plan

    Cons

    Good O'Boy environment and attitude. HR Leadership are somewhat unapproachable , location

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Summer Intern

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great people, got to travel all over the country

    Cons

    Lack of direction, poor communication,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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