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A great place to work in Tulsa

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK (US)

I worked at Williams

Pros

Tulsa based company has made it past hard times and seems to be on its way back. Big United Way supporter.

Cons

Company had to overcome some poor strategic moves competing with other firms like Enron and Worldcom. To some extent, the company lost its values in the late 90's.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider the real value and cost of outsourcing to sustainable industry leadership. Make a commitment to lead by example always.

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    Williams is an excellent place to work

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Williams

    Pros

    Williams has a positive reinforcement culture that tends to focus on the rewards. Performance reviews and feedback are constructive and are never really punitive. Competent engineers are treated with the utmost respect and their opinions and ideas are valued regardless of age or experience level. The employees in general are treated an indispensible assets management will not hesitate to explain how important your work is to the organization and will give ample credit and praise when they are due. Professional growth and advancement exists but requires patience.

    The atmosphere is very relaxed and work-life balance is never an issue. There is ample flexibility in schedules, workloads, etc.

    Cons

    Management may be too easy on employees and the culture may be too relaxed to get the necessary work done and adequately compete against more aggressive competition. Growth projects are few and far in between - risk aversion is the predominant attitude here. The conservative solution more often than not wins out over better solutions and ideas.

    This is not a company for Type A personalities - they may find the culture and the people frustrating.

    Employees do work in cubicle farms so if you're on the phone with a recruiter, better speak very softly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A organism that is not growing is a dead organism. Allow the good projects to move forward and take some risks. If we don't the our hungrier competitors will. It is only a matter of time before they take a big bite into our bread and butter.

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    Williams is a good company.

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    Former Employee - Engineer Intern in Green River, WY (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer Intern in Green River, WY (US)

    I worked at Williams

    Pros

    The Williams Companies are very good at Midstream. They are experienced, and proven in Midstream. They have excellent history to draw from in gas processing and have a lot of experience in pipelines. The company seems to need more qualified engineers that will allow for advancement.

    Cons

    Working in Midstream can be monotonous. It can be very boring and dry at times. A lot of the engineers seem to have a masters in this or that, and that helps to move up in the company. The Upstream portion of the company pays a lot for leases rather than exploring for new sources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to spend so much on leases, rather, try to develop an actual exploration program and don't be afraid to develop an oil play.

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