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ONEOK Reviews

Updated 31 December 2014
Updated 31 December 2014
31 Reviews
3.7
31 Reviews
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ONEOK CEO; President and CEO, ONEOK Partners John W. Gibson
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  1.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plant Operator in Williston, ND (US)
    Current Employee - Plant Operator in Williston, ND (US)

    I have been working at ONEOK full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefit
    Good Pay
    Great stock Options

    Cons

    Travel half an hour to get to job site

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up god Work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great entry level work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Specialist (Development/Programmer Analyst) in Tulsa, OK (US)
    Former Employee - IT Specialist (Development/Programmer Analyst) in Tulsa, OK (US)

    I worked at ONEOK full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    good atmosphere most of the IT techs and SME's are good to work with and if your in a position to do so you can learn a lot . I would not keep this position long term though maybe while your finishing college no more then 2 years max this is the type of environment you will outgrow very fast .

    Cons

    If your looking at doing busy work for a living do not work in the Service Desk . There are limits as to how far you can take issues . Rather or not your idea's are good or liked will not matter . As you will be a contractor and treated as such . It's common for energy company's to contract out most of their work but they want you to bend over backwards for the same pay no matter what shift or hours you work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you want to get ride of someone just say so do not make up reasons / excuses Do not hide . Communication is an important aspect of management and any individual with experience and or education knows that . Your environment is very predictable . As such is the reason for your personnel turnaround .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lost in transition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Training Supervisor in Tulsa, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Training Supervisor in Tulsa, OK (US)

    I have been working at ONEOK full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    2 weeks vac to start ,6% match on 401K,On site cafeteria, free parking, paid tuition assistance, full of friendly hardworking people.

    Cons

    Market based pay is well under actual market. WELL UNDER! 2014 strategic guide was all about Northern assets when existing assets need attention. Lack of wellness and healthcare programs for a Fortune 500 and still no GYM in corporate headquarters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at other successful companies that do the same business as we do and look at what they offer their employees. The motto is attract,develop, and retain yet a person with 10 years served can go less than a mile and work for a competitor making much more to start. Bright young people only start here to get work experience then leave to make money. It's the way it's always been.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company, under pays.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Tulsa, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Tulsa, OK (US)

    I worked at ONEOK full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome orientation program. Strong steady company. Good environment.

    Cons

    Below market pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider setting up a longer orientation program where you allow your new hires to advance. I know several who wanted to advance but weren't given the chance so they left and advanced elsewhere, including myself. I enjoyed my time there but you've got to reward innovation and drive more than you do.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company! Lots of Opportunities.

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

    I have been working at ONEOK

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Good Compensation
    Solid Management Team

    Cons

    Can have office politics undertones

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    A disappointing experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK (US)

    I worked at ONEOK full-time

    Pros

    Reputable for being a company that is difficult to gain employment from, indicates a prestigious environment. I was pleased with my pay and most of my co-workers were genuinely wonderful people. Their vacation policy is better than most companies because they give you extra hours of vacation depending on your years of experience in that field.

    Cons

    I took the job knowing it wouldn't be my preferred working environment, but hopeful I would move into a different group in a relatively short amount of time. They changed the transfer policy to a one-year waiting period within a few months of my employment but made exceptions at their own discretion. Other policies were similarly left up to manager discretion which allowed disparity in treatment of employees across departments; this caused contention and created morale issues. Their benefits appear to be fruitful on the surface but when claims were paid you realized the lack of actual coverage. They terminate insurance coverage on the day you leave vs. the end of the month, which is outside the norm of typical group insurance benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to feedback from your employees and pay close attention to turnover statistics in each group and department. Assess the information and make decisions based on that data. Keep an open mind and always explore the perceptions of your employees before making decisions that will ultimately harm the working relationship beyond repair. I experienced that frustration firsthand but also heard negative feedback from retirees in that regard.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Fortune 200 Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Tulsa, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Tulsa, OK (US)

    I have been working at ONEOK full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strategic direction is focused and on track
    Does not over reach its influence
    Does not over react

    Cons

    Salary at Market to just below market
    Health Insurance not as strong as other companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in Tulsa, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Management in Tulsa, OK (US)

    I have been working at ONEOK full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    work environment, people, pay, benefits, opportunity

    Cons

    Large company. Some things move slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    "Myth of the Market Based Pay System"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Tulsa, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Tulsa, OK (US)

    I have been working at ONEOK full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    2 weeks vac from start
    Average benefits

    Cons

    Where do I start......
    Market Based pay is a big sham. VP sat in the last meeting and simply stated that ONEOK will never be the top pay in any market. If you are just looking for top pay then ONEOK is not for you Per our VP.Then why is our CEO the top paid executive in Tulsa, OK? If I sat in a room with members from other energy companies in tulsa that do the same job I would be embarrased to bring up what I make yearly for the job. Your lower level supervisor's won't argue with you during reviews as they know this is true and losing people left and right because of it.

    Keep trying to push wellness programs to finally catch up to what the rest of the industry has had or been available for the last 5 years. Oneok just talks and preaches wellness. They don't offer anything you couldn't go out and get on your own dime and probably should. Should offer some benefit dollars for keeping fit and maintaining good health.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring up the payscale for your employee's that still perform and even try to go above and beyond. Most are still trying to do an exceptional job for you. Let the folks that simply show up and sit on their rumps reap the supposed benefits of the market based pay and reward the people that you would like to see stick around and devolop into to leaders of this company. Stop bringing in new hire trainee's at with '0" experience at pay that people with 5-10 years are barely at. Makes no sense and only angers the people that have fought,kicked, and scratched for every raise they have received.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work but with a bit of bureacracy

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

    I have been working at ONEOK full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, everyone wants and tries to do a first rate job. There's minimal micromanagement so you are in charge of getting your own job done correctly. Benefits are excellent but they are less generous than other large O&G companies. Good work/life balance as long as you don't over commit yourself to too many projects.

    Cons

    You don't want to do to well otherwise you'll be promoted up and have to move to lame Tulsa.

    With any company this size, there's going to be a bit of bureaucracy. It's a bit difficult to navigate at first since everyone expects you to just know who to talk to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be quicker to make decisions. There seems to be a lot of effort and money spent treading water when the direction is plainly obvious.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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