Williams Reviews in Tulsa, OK

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
60 Reviews
3.6
60 Reviews
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Williams President, CEO, and Director; Chairman and CEO, Williams Partners Alan S. Armstrong
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19 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • It is an awesome company with lots of benefits and encourages a work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Laid back, low pressure, low stress operations (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • The good old boy network is alive and well here (in 3 reviews)

  • Promotions are not based on best qualified, based on good old boys network and affirmative action (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    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 for 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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    • 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 for 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
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 for less than a 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
  8.  

    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 for more than a 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
  9.  

    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 for 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Okay company but not very progressive

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

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

    Pros

    Nice facilities, decent benefits but nothing particularly special

    Cons

    Poor pay and bad morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Williams Companies prior to WPX

    • 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 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Flex-Time, Wiliams promotes employee community involvement.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted, unless you have an MBA.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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