Williams

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Williams Reviews in Tulsa, OK

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
71 Reviews
3.8
71 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 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.  

    Excellent Oil and Gas company

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    • 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
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
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    • 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
  7.  

    Summer Intern

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

    I have been working at Williams as an intern (less than an 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
  8.  

    They sell a dream and don't deliver

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Williams as a contractor

    Pros

    They are very well rescpected in the community.

    Cons

    They have awful managers that work there. They think they are the only player in town. Sell contractors on becoming fulltime then string them along.

    Will also rescind offers if they don't get their way!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs to provide the proper training to hring managers on actual ethical hiring practices.....Once you make offers to people you should not rescind them for trival reasons!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    ConCon

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

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

    Pros

    There were some really good people working there, the company encourages community involvement, the industry itself is very interesting.

    Cons

    Very political atmosphere, sometimes hostile unjustifiably. Managers did seem to be on ego trips and not necessarily interested in mentoring their employees, nor in running a quality department. There are very few people there you can trust.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing your people and the quality of the output of your department. Stick up for your staff if they are right.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 Williams full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great midwestern culture. Most of the people there are team players and not volitile by nature.

    Cons

    Sometimes a little too passive and "nice"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Current Employee

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

    I have been working at Williams full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture, opportunities to move around the company, willingness by others to develop people

    Cons

    unrealistic expectations, lack of managerial courage to enforce job requirements or Core Values and Beliefs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase your interactions with front-line personnel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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