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T. D. Williamson Reviews

Updated August 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people; commitment to workplace safety; steady, government-mandated business (in 10 reviews)

  • Is a fast past working environment with some of the latest hardware and software out there (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • To upper management you were little more then a number on a spreadsheet (in 7 reviews)

  • Still having growing pains as the company expands on being bigger (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Time at T.D. Williamson"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at T. D. Williamson full-time

    Pros

    Family-like environment
    Global presence and opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of clear Executive direction


  2. "Good, solid company with good people."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at T. D. Williamson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people; commitment to workplace safety; steady, government-mandated business

    Cons

    Slow moving company that is not technologically advanced in all things. But the industry itself contributes to this because it doesn't like change.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Company with Upside and Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at T. D. Williamson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company is good at hiring very talented people. There is a family culture here that is hard to come by at other places. Work/life balance is very strong and there is great flexibility. Athletics on site feed in to people enjoying being here. Our division has continued to grow even in a down Oil and Gas economy and there is great potential upside in the future. I truly enjoy coming to work each day.

    Cons

    The overall company has struggled in the last 2 years with the rest of the Oil and Gas Industry. Senior Leadership has made many changes to adapt to the economic realities, many of which I understand and agree with, but with the changes there has been a hit to employee morale and turnover. It is possible to overcome this down turn, but it will take time and concerted effort by leadership to reassure people that this is a great place for a career.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, listen, and stay connected to front line contributors. They often have the best ideas for how to improve.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good, but they make it difficult"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at T. D. Williamson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are still some good people left, but they're going fast. 401K is pretty good, match up to 6%.

    Cons

    Pension is gone. The red tape creators have made their way into management and love to make getting our job done more and more difficult with more and more hoops to jump through, so less time to design, create, and engineer. Less projects to work on all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on getting the basic things done, cut out all the special pet programs that slow work down, and stifle creativity and are expensive to implement.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "The unhappiest place on earth."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at T. D. Williamson full-time

    Pros

    Mostly smart and hard working employees. Some real talent in production and in the support functions except for HR and management above supervisor level.

    Cons

    Management is misguided and HR is incompetent. There seems to be an undercurrent of just plain meanness. Not sure how else to express it. You are unable to be inventive and ambitious because you must cover yourself at all times. Very unproductive and a generally miserable level of moral. If you make a mistake, you will be written up and there is no coming back from that. You are on your way out regardless of your past performance or experience.

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture. Accountability is great but everyone is too scared to be bold and innovate because of the fear of making a mistake. You have some great people but they will not stay and be miserable.
    If you are unaware of how unhappy your talent is in Tulsa, you are oblivious.


  6. "Exceptional company and proud to be on their team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at T. D. Williamson full-time

    Pros

    Strong family values (care, respect, honest communication), excellent internal career growth, focused and clear strategic plan, senior leadership team sings from the same page of music. Culture and values are clear. "6 behaviors" are pushed to every corner of the company, to every employee.

    Cons

    Vacation policy needs an overhaul.

    Advice to Management

    SLT has a clear strategy roadmap, CEO is the best executive leader I've ever worked with. Stay the course with the plan.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Missing Out on Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at T. D. Williamson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, 401k match up to 6%, health insurance for a family is <$400/mo.

    The nature of the business is allowing the ILI division to coast and still be successful.

    Cons

    The morale is low. Lot's of incredible talent has left and continues to leave. There is no leadership or direction. Official projects are few and far between leaving engineers to invent their own work. This is resulting in a lot of skunk works projects that are very fragmented and disorganized. It also results in many engineers pretending to get work done, but amazingly their projects go on year after year without much progress.

    Advice to Management

    You don't hire smart people so you can tell them what to do. You hire them so they can tell you what to do.

    Lot's of game changing ideas coming from the ground up, but none of them are coming to fruition because nobody is driving the bus. Get organized, get everyone on the same page, and start attacking problems one project at a time.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Fun and Interesting Work, Good Environment"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at T. D. Williamson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun and Interesting Work, Emphasis on R&D, Health & Wellness, Onsite Recreation: Disc Golf, Basketball, Soccer, Ping Pong, Yearly Flag Football Tournament, 401K Match, Chill Work Environment.

    Cons

    Average Benefits: Vacation Policy a little weak, No work from home, Interdepartmental Communication,

    Advice to Management

    2 challenges the company currently faces is interdepartmental communication issues and average or slightly below average benefits. The leadership team is aware of each of these and has been making progress over the past year to improve in these areas. I hope they keep this up, and am confident that they will.


  9. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at T. D. Williamson full-time

    Pros

    Company supports the local community

    Cons

    No clear path for career advancement


  10. Helpful (3)

    "No Trust in Management"

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at T. D. Williamson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people I work with are the main reason I stay, occasionally we are allowed to innovate and do something worth while.

    Cons

    Upper Management has lost all credibility with Employees. Their idea of fixing the company is to create more management positions and reorganize everything on paper. However, no real change have been visible as far as I have seen.

    They laid people off last year and now are in a frenzy trying to hire back good talent to replace those who they fired or scared away from the company.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the CEO, he is only capable of seeing employees as numbers on a spreadsheet and clearly lacks the faculties to turn the company around again. If there needs to be more "reductions in force", start by getting rid of all of useless senior managers in Tulsa.

    Also, stop patting yourselves on the back about how good of a servant leader you are. If you really were a servant leader, you would serve employees and not yourselves.


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