ONEOK
3.5 of 5 20 reviews
www.oneok.com Tulsa, OK 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 10, 2014

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ONEOK CEO; President and CEO, ONEOK Partners John W. Gibson

John W. Gibson

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73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good, stable company with good leadership at the top

Supervisor (Former Employee)
Tulsa, OK (US)

I worked at ONEOK full-time for more than 3 years

ProsONEOK's core business in natural gas is steady and has a good long-term future. Employment practices are conservative and they avoid the need to "right-size" in down times.

ConsDue to their conservative practices, their pay tends to be below market. They strive to make up for this with much better than average benefits; however, most employees would rather have that additional $ in their pockets each pay day.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay for performance at market. Capable employees will leave even a great company like ONEOK if they are not compensated competitively. This tends to result in a surplus of lesser-caliber employees who remain with ONEOK only because no one else will hire them away.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fantastic Solid Company with great benefits

Measurement Systems (Current Employee)
Tulsa, OK (US)

I have been working at ONEOK full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat benefits, competitive salary, friendly work environment.

ConsNone at this time. Good company

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Morale in tank in TX

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at ONEOK

ProsTexas Gas Service is part of ONEOK and you get decent benefits.
ONEOK in Oklahoma seems pretty stable, TX business unit tanking
Work hours in some areas of company are 8-5
Employee stock share program

ConsManagement and long-time employees were slashed and burned in last 6 months. New TGS management is even worse, but ONEOK Exec. team in OK does not know and does not care that great employees are jumping ship as a result. Micromanagement to a soul-crushing, disempowering degree. Torturous new time-consuming processes for field and engineering to get projects approved. Have implemented rules such as no talking to co-workers, reviewing times for entering and exiting building (for salaried employees), daily log of every email and call made to make sure employees are "really" working. Rules are necessary, but it had become more of a prison-style, toxic atmosphere than a productive, respectful workplace.

Advice to Senior ManagementCEO gives major lip service to "employee development" but on the state utility level in Texas, there is no such thing. You can't wipe your behind without asking for permission, much less go to a training or work development trip that could further growth. Advice: Stop the flow of great employees out the door by getting the TGS management from president on down to service center management in check...maybe listen to actual employees' feedback (service specifically). The ship is sinking-try to rectify it now or lose tons of marketshare to electric. Even HR is being browbeaten by new local management for hiring "bad" employees--but the robotic new management has no idea how to motivate and empower their new teams. Make local leadership care about employees or show them the door.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good job

Gas Department (Current Employee)

I have been working at ONEOK full-time for more than 5 years

Proslaid back atmosphere, good benefits, strong company to be with. They match 6% 401K and they are very involved in the community in Oklahoma.

ConsThe market based pay system seems to be very low in the market that you are in. Management won't argue with this they know it's true.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within. Don't let great employee's leave over pay.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Solid company with solid mgmt

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK (US)

I have been working at ONEOK

ProsAverage comp
Good bonus
Plenty of vacay
Great asset base
Laid back work place (at least at ONG)

ConsProfessional and career development are talked about but not specifically addressed nor are they acted upon.
Lots of dead weight in the work force and it seems ONG won't fire someone unless they break the law. This drags down the rest of the company.
Over staffed and not enough work to keep everyone busy. Typical of a quasi governmental entity like a utility.
Low wages compared to other companies.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate possible career development plans or processes to employees so they can have an attainable career goal to work towards.
Bump salary so employees won't leave.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company culture

Engineering Intern (Current Employee)

I have been working at ONEOK

Pros+Kind coworkers who are willing to help you develop
+Healthy work life balance
+Meaningful assignments that help you grow as a professional

Cons-Lower than average compensation for the line of work
-Limited opportunities for relocation and job rotation

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It is a great company!

Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Tulsa, OK (US)

I have been working at ONEOK

ProsGreat company to work for!

ConsI would like a vehicle for use.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company, not so great structure.

Desktop Support (Current Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK (US)

I have been working at ONEOK

ProsPrestigious company. Management is fair and great to work with. Oneok has many great individuals working for improving the company and it's processes.

ConsLack of upward mobility, tough to get raises even with stellar reviews. IT Is largely contracted out. No employee morale boosters.

Advice to Senior ManagementDitch the contracts. It's not a good scenario.

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It is a work enviroment of friendly people

Pipeline Controller (Former Employee)
Tulsa, OK (US)

I worked at ONEOK

ProsFriendly work environment. Laid back.

ConsLow pay and there is a good old boy system in place, so getting promoted is not likely unless you are part of the fore-mentioned group.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe open to letting those who have the proper education and experience to advance without trying to cling to an employee because you are afraid to have to re-train a replacement.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
Overland Park, KS (US)

I have been working at ONEOK

ProsVery relaxed atmosphere and friendly employee relationships

ConsThe work done can be repetitive at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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