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Williams is an excellent place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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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    Good company to work at depending on your job function

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Williams

    Pros

    The company provides a good work-life balance in addition to opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    Divisions still exist among employees in the different businesses (competition between E&P, Midstream and Pipelines).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is always important to listen to employees and be receptive to the feedback they provide.

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