ONEOK

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Morale in tank in TX

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at ONEOK

Pros

Texas 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

Cons

Management 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 ManagementAdvice

CEO 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.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    good job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Gas Department
    Current Employee - Gas Department

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within. Don't let great employee's leave over pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Solid company with solid mgmt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

    I have been working at ONEOK

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Professional 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 ManagementAdvice

    Communicate 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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