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Williams Reviews

Updated December 7, 2018
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  • "Upper management doesn't seem to understand the needs of various departments" (in 10 reviews)

  • "year company veterans who think things should be done the 'good ole ways" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Nice company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team of smart and driven people

    Cons

    Corporate environment, tends to be big.


  2. "Overall good company"

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    Current Employee - Measurement Data Specialist I in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Measurement Data Specialist I in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Williams full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team environment, good management

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other departments

  3. "TItle"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great internal opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Large organization and at times hard to get things done


  4. "Cut throat"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Williams full-time

    Pros

    They pay for talent and offer a great benefits package

    Cons

    Long hours, no personal life. Not family friendly. Be prepared for leadership to take credit for your ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Make a decision and enforce upon all. Stop pandering to certain business groups


  5. "Create"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Williams full-time

    Pros

    Ability to create, design new spaces

    Cons

    None to mention at this time


  6. "Poor local management"

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    Former Employee - Pipeline Specialist in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Pipeline Specialist in Midland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Williams full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good saving and pension plan

    Cons

    Can’t get any work done for excessive , repetitive paperwork, overlooking safety and poor Permian Basin management

    Advice to Management

    Treat all EMPLOYEES the same when dealing with issues. Quit bypassing safety regulations to save money. Give a crap about something besides your bonuses


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Worked for Williams for the past 6+ years."

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    Current Employee - EHS Supervisor in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - EHS Supervisor in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Williams full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Enjoy the employees who I get to work with and ability to make an impact across multiple teams. Business strategies are clear and make sense.

    Cons

    Company bogged down employees ability to complete work by using multiple systems to track work and EHS metrics. Continued feeling that we have to create and move on the next imitative before we have completed the currently enacted ones.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through on your programs. If something was a bad decision, admit it and move on so the employee base understands how and what we are doing will achieve our goals.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Tough place to work after ETE merger failure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The individual resources are very close and work together very well. It is a close nit community but it's getting tougher to keep it that way as management is doing their best to discontinue that type of environment.

    Cons

    Williams management is open about discussing "age" of their employees and discriminating on age for internal transfers between IT departments. I hear, "We are looking for younger." quite often from managers. There is poor leadership right now from the CIO down through the directors to managers. They are too far down in the weeds and do not see the bigger picture. Work/Life balance is preached, but not practiced, especially in IT. Management leads by intimidation and fear. The leadership is very IBM like with dress code, removal of work/life balance perks like work from home and management style.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce micro management and abrasive management style. Listen closer to the individual contributor. Be open to moving resources from one tower to another when one tower has too many resources under one manager. There are many opportunities for cross training by allowing resources to move under a different manager. This will reduce strain on managers with too many resources as well and even out the amount of resources per manager.


  9. "Great company and people"

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    Current Employee - Operations Lead in Wamsutter, WY
    Current Employee - Operations Lead in Wamsutter, WY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Williams full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are awesome including pension, people are great to work with, and pretty good pay.

    Cons

    Long drive to the plant, 12 hour shift can get daunting, and lead operator position is really stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire people before things get tight and everyone starts getting overwhelmed with coverages.


  10. "Specialist III - Supply Chain"

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    Former Employee - Specialist III -Supply Chain in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Specialist III -Supply Chain in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Williams full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working with this company especially everyone in my department.

    Cons

    Things took awhile to get going. Too many meetings with less results which wasted time.