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Williams Reviews

Updated October 7, 2017
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  1. "Technicion"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Gabriel, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Gabriel, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Williams full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    My fellow workers were great. Benefits weren't bad. Overtime was extremely plentiful. Don't make any plans with the family though.

    Cons

    Pay was below average. Training was inadequate. Management knew very little about running the plant, especially how to start the plant up after a shutdown. Safety was a joke. No upward mobility because uncle's, cousins, brother in law's and son in laws comprised the staff and they ran the plant completely.

    Advice to Management

    Safety rules and regulations need to be adhered to. No exceptions.


  2. "Poor management and no room for growth"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Williams used to be a good company when many of the Transco managers were still there. The current CEO is a complete joke who does not care about the employees who make up the company. They used to promote within in their current pool of talent but now they consistently search outside the company giving a clear sign to the younger employees that there is no room for upward mobility. The new accounting controller is exactly that, controlling and does not trust in the knowledge and ability of her employees. She must not have enough to do because she is known to clockwatch her employees.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within your current pool of talent before you keep losing good employees.

  3. "Rough Couple of Years for Employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Williams full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great
    Camaraderie a plus
    401k/Pension is competitive
    Diverse Workforce, Unless You Work in Tulsa

    Cons

    Layoffs
    Below Average Pay
    Lack of Synergy Between Regions
    Decision-Making is very Bureacratic

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and demonstrate true servant leadership. Cover-your-butt management only leads to failure, and the poor handling of the Access Midstream acquisition and Energy Transfer merger led to failed opportunity after failed opportunity retaining some great industry talent. Good luck keeping your staffing up when your aging workforce is ready to retire.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Not headed in right direction"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Traditional great company treating employees well

    Cons

    That has all changed and favorites are promoted over those who deserve it. Sr leadership and management highly flawed. They now dictate, often erroneously, rather than listen. Lack of caring and respect for employees now. Moral very low. Everybody out for themselves. Not longer team culture.


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    "Not good company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moundsville, WV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moundsville, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Williams full-time

    Pros

    Some good employee's and pay was ok, not as much that others in the industry pay!

    Cons

    To much favoritism showed to the ones that "bad mouth" their co-workers and spend all their time in supervisors office and calling him!

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and compensate the real workers, not the backstabbers! Check out the Frontline Supervisors are doing their jobs! Had one that took vacation day to play new game he received in mail on Xbox! Get them in field so they know what's going on and not listening to the ones reporting to them daily!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "West Virginia is West Virginia, it is not out west don't treat it like it is!!!"

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    Former Employee - Operations Technician II in Moundsville, WV
    Former Employee - Operations Technician II in Moundsville, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great group of (local) peers to work along side of, other than that not much else good to say about the company!

    Cons

    Out of state & incompetent supervisors & management, will not give a local man/woman a chance at to even prove they qualify for any of those positions.

    Advice to Management

    Hire local supervisors & management!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "No longer a great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Williams full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits! Average Pay.

    Cons

    Favoritism in every department. No longer cares about their employees. This company only cares about showing a profit. Employees are just numbers. Numerous office closures and layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees for hard work.

  8. "They need a work over"

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    Former Contractor - Operations in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Operations in Houston, TX

    I worked at Williams as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Location. Interesting projects. Office is professional. Support services are willing and ready to help.

    Cons

    A bunch of cowboys. Loosely organized.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage. Mentor your employees and contractors. Create a modern culture.


  9. "Old school work environment that is top heavy."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Williams full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable job and good benefits and lots of free Williams chatchka and decent money alotted for work boots.

    Cons

    Poor safety record. The area I was working in had very little growth and was neglected. Once Williams took over no one was ever able to provide me with a promotiom matrix. During the downturn I was given a two person job and told not to have OT. Once things started to get better & I felt that I had done a good job at keeping costs low & still doing my job, I thought a promotion would be close and I asked several times only to be brushed aside while I watched others promoted. I wish this company luck and I appreciate the experience I obtained, but I don't stick around in jobs where my hard work is unappreciated and taken for granted.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to take care of your good employees unless you enjoy high turnover.


  10. "Tulsa Tower"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Williams full-time

    Pros

    Nice Benefits, Good Pay, Interesting work

    Cons

    Layoffs, Re-Orgs, Company is always for sell.


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