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Morale in tank in TX

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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good, stable company with good leadership at the top

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

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

    Pros

    ONEOK'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.

    Cons

    Due 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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic Solid Company with great benefits

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive salary, friendly work environment.

    Cons

    None at this time. Good company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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