Wonder if any IT Management from Salt Lake City will be laid off? Why is it this particular location slip slides away - compared to other locations. Especially when there are 3 or more “managers” for the exact same duties? I have heard them openly bragging about “being special”.
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WIPRO overbilling the number of IT hours was quite common.
WIPRO even gave "awards" recognition to Williams IT Management. I guess this was to insure billing would not be questioned.
Actually, WIPRO paid for several "business trips" to India. IT people spent a day working, then remainder of time goofing off. Williams paid the bill in terms of high billing hours on projects via WIPRO overbilling. No one audited or was allowed to question.
WIPRO put IBM to shame!
I do remember when IBM was a superpower in IT and convinced Williams to get rid of the old Williams employees so to move in their people. Different players, but coming around again.
IT has never really worked with the business, in their own silo.
If you work for IT, you don't work in the interest of any other department at Williams, you work for IT if you know what is good for you. IT does your annual review, no one else.
IT Collaboration Group unfairly attacking internal clients by telling client managers that their people have "Changed their requirements" when they are trying to get IT to help them. Dirty office politics when someone gets an unfair target on their back for doing their job.
The employee monitoring software can be seen by control/alt/delete, then view running processes.
I came to Williams with some very unique skills that I wasn't able to utilize in my first position. When a job came open where I could utilize these skills, I expressed interest. The attacks on me personally hit hard as they put another in that job with no background, yet gave her all the training I already had with some years experience. Eventually, I was laid off.
Politics are not good, but I miss many co-workers.
You are toast if HR asks to speak with you about witnessing your boss doing something inappropriate. HR will give all of your statement to your boss.
If you are a witness to s-xual harassment in IT, you will be let go for other reasons even though your information had low value.
Even before covid, much more running to the boss to tattle on a co-worker. IT really not a true team environment.
IT people need to close the video meeting, before bashing people to make themselves look good. Just sayin
I was a mentor to my now SLC “Manager” . What a joke. I should have known better. Anyway’s, that’s life at WIlliams Northwest Pipeline.
Several in IT talking behind other's back on how bad a job others are doing to prop themselves up. Wonder if the upper people know this or are just plain stupid to this behavior?
The Williams SLC Office is clown central.
Our group thought IT had been off and running on their portion of our authorized project. However, they would come to meetings and tell us falsely that our "Requirements had changed" and we asked for proof each time in an email, but nothing but crickets. They even reported this up to CIO on their project status. They were not doing anything and wouldn't give us a status so we could engage.
Need a new CIO.
Tulsa IM does bash SLC IM every chance they get on projects being behind.
We had a co-worker that was not sharing his documents with the group. When he was being let go, our Manager asked that he be able to review documents on that computer with the appropriate HR person or whoever else appropriate so our department could get what they needed. He didn't want to see personal information. IT ignored the request and cleaned the hard drive.
Any chance some getting the boot are not worthy?
Tulsa IT Leadership have talked openly about helping get the other IT groups on track. Very arrogant. They are close to the CIO.
Seems they let about 700 go on Friday in Houston,TX. Anyone in Salt Lake City, UT let go?
The manager’s bosses are worthless, according to the SLC management groups.
It’s an ongoing mess.
Williams Management SLC - Ssssnakes Haven. Come on in. Welcome to the show - our own very special little club. The “Super Special” no personal work skills and no actual accountability ownership required protected sanctuary.
SLC super “special” services worms. SSSS....
What a can of worms...
SLC “Special” is putting it very kindly...
Williams SLC , just so darn incredibly special.
IT Destroyed many of our electronic documents and were sending notifications they were going to do this to someone that was no longer with the company. When it was escalated, they said they got no response! They could not tell us why they didn't send it to someone still there since we didn't know about this process. Thank goodness for thumbdrives.
These clowns are still at the company. Good job CIO!
IT has many good people, however some make it entirely too difficult to adhere to good IT Standards instead of helping the Business through times they ask for help. Those few are very political and that is why they are still there. It is better to not ask for help from IT if you don't need it, otherwise they will target initiatives to make them fail. PD is a political success story!
Correct, the IM folks work for IM, not the business. The goals are not aligned.
I had an IT Advocate to help our group with our IT problems and help us get more out of our systems. He was GREAT at helping us. We respected when he told us NO given he had a track record of thinking how to get us to what we needed. He was laid off for not getting along with IT. We were reminded later, he worked for IT, not the Business. Thank you Mr PD for putting your career over helping our IT Advocate help the Revenue Producers!
It is all about politics in IT. No customer service by many trying to protect their jobs.
Tulsa IT show boating their value. Wish they would give me what I asked for when a problem. Closing tickets before problem fixed, tell me to open a new one. Then I understand they are bragging on their number of tickets - fuzzy math.
Too much campaigning and not enough work!