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Williams Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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  • Lots of politics and good ol boy management style (in 9 reviews)

  • Getting to upper management limited (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Covers many people and 15 years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was surrounded by some nice co-workers

    Cons

    Too political and too large

    Advice to Management

    Not enough communication


  2. "Positive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Williams full-time

    Pros

    is a great company. Their values are more than a list on the wall. I enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    Bloated support departments when I was there


  3. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - IT Business Sys Analyst - IV in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - IT Business Sys Analyst - IV in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity right now.

    Cons

    Very difficult culture to make a difference in.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten out the organization. To many silos


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  5. "Shifting culture that some may not like"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, matching community grants

    Cons

    Interested in promotion based on time within role rather than talent or skill.


  6. "Engineering HQ Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance and workload. Low stress. Good resources - technology to do job and assistance from others.

    Cons

    Company required travel expenses paid by employee up-front and reimbursed at later time. Gas industry is cyclical.


  7. "Data Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Data Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer a generous amount of PTO

    Cons

    No career growth possible at this time.


  8. "Happy employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The baby boomers are slowly but steadily retiring and this is creating opportunities for the younger generations. Great company culture and fantastic benefits.

    Cons

    Williams has been experiencing some turbulence like most companies in the energy sector right now. Salaries are mid-range compared to peers.


  9. "Qued Pro Que"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medical Insurance is good. Some employees actually have an ethical character while many don't.

    Cons

    Unethical characters exist everywhere within this company.
    One term that came to mind constantly while working at Williams is "Quid Pro Quo." Defined it is "Quid pro quo means an exchange of goods or services, where one transfer is contingent upon the other. "This of That" if you prefer. At Williams, it is the norm. I'll help you if you are my buddy/friend/Yes Person/Just agree with me no matter what type/ etc...A good ole boy environment exist at Williams that does nothing but create a Hostile Environment between those who ride the Quid pro quo roller coaster and those that don't. Often those who do ride the Quid pro quo environment, which dominates here, are very unethical if not approaching illegal characters without a moral compass. These are the people, given the same nature of upper management, that are promoted and glorified within the organization. Those who do have a moral compass guiding their character are often not of the Quid pro quo family at Williams and yet suffer the consequences accordingly. No promotions, lower salary increases, relegated to the same job for years even though they are some, if not most, of the harder working employees. This place is full of nothing but a hostile work environment because of the culture of "Quid pro quo." In sexual harassment cases this would be totally illegal, at Williams, its culture of Quid pro quo based upon employee relations is the norm and is actually fostered by upper management.

    Advice to Management

    You are failures. Yet, I'm sure you won't have any problem taking your millions and running with it when your time comes. Purely, unethical.


  10. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Control Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Project Control Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Stock, Salary, Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Company is very industry dependent


  11. "Many good people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Williams (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many very nice people trying to do the right thing for the stockholders. Very community oriented.

    Cons

    Very political. CIO only listens to those that tell him what he wants to hear. Some employees brag about their relationship with him.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and forget the politics. Be a leader of the right things to do.


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