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Williams Tulsa Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  • Sometimes upper management can seem out of touch with what is actually going on in the trenches (in 9 reviews)

  • Lots of politics and good ol boy management style (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Covers many people and 15 years"

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    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"

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    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. "Engineering HQ Environment"

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    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.


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  5. "Many good people"

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    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.


  6. "Internship in Structered Finance during MBA program"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Williams (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    All employees were great to work with and helpful, Williams had a great program for interns.

    Cons

    None other than the timing was during the EM&T down turn.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Williams"

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    Former Employee - Project Controls Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Project Controls Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Williams full-time

    Pros

    Laid back work environment
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Lack of career progression
    Resistance to change
    Lack of training

    Advice to Management

    Understand where your employees want to go in their career and help them achieve that.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Williams is a great company to work for. They are on of the few large corporations who actually do care for their employees. From their 401 plan to their pension plan, they develop ways to obtain and retain good employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes upper management can seem out of touch with what is actually going on in the trenches. There is a lot of red tape when trying to establish a common practices. Also, being a oil and gas company, they are subject to the volatility of the market.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people doing the work. You're never too far up the food chain to learn something from those actually doing the work.


  9. "Permitting Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Compressors Coordinator Permitting Specialist in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Compressors Coordinator Permitting Specialist in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, salaries & safety-first attitude.

    Cons

    Due to Oil/Gas prices, massive lay-offs.


  10. "IT Service Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Service Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - IT Service Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful people and culture for a work environment...for the most part, people were friendly and helpful and willing to collaborate in the best interest of the company.

    Cons

    In my opinion, the office politics appeared short sided at times. While, as I stated above, the majority of my coworkers were easy to work with, the "sour apples" (if you will) were just that and while they may be productive employees, they only brought the team/organization down as far as morale and cohesiveness is concerned.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Regulatory Compliance Specialist III"

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

    Pros

    Best benefits package around, one of the few companies to still offer an actual pension.

    Cons

    No longer the Williams of old. Too Many mergers and outsiders coming in taking over and simply running the company into the ground. Too much infighting and power struggling going on. More and more the people in charge are incompetent and impossible to get along with, leaving the workforce with little incentive to work. In some situations you go around management's back to do what's right, but mostly the individual contributors just don't care anymore. Also IT has become such a monster that they think they are the business instead of a service to the business.

    Advice to Management

    Sell out to someone who can do a better job..



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