Will any of the VPs, HR directors etc stand up for their employees in this town hall meeting, they still can fight for you, there is still time to avoid these senseless layoffs.
Topics regarding layoffs at Williams Cos.
Lay offs have not helped stock price in long run. You do get a quick bump up in price after the announcement but it’s a knee jerk marker reaction that gets corrected. I disagree with them both in 2016 and again in 2019. It’s poor planning and... — read more
On a scale of 1 to 10? Has there ever been any useful information gleaned from these?
Wasn't expecting a Town Hall next week. We just had one less than 2 months ago. They usually schedule these weeks in advance. If I didn't know any better, I would expect a big announcement between now and Tuesday....purchase....sale.....
Interesting especially the part about providing medical insurance up to 65, wonder if that is part of package. Article seems to imply that these voluntary layoffs hurt companies more than they help, I agree with... — read more
If 250 took early retirement some big servance packages must have been paid. Don’t know the price per head paid by Williams, would not be surprised if it is 75K and they still make money. My guess that leaves another 250 on the block if 43 mm is the... — read more
What’s the sweetener over a standard termination package?
Buying another company??? Employee loyalty is gone. Armstrong stacked the board after the ETE debacle to cover his own a– and the staff saw through it. Older employees are sick of it and young ones can’t plan for their families. Loyalty is a two way... — read more
I think we know by now that the number we're looking at for the next round of Williams layoffs is 1,000 people - but what about other info? When will it happen, what will be hit the most, stuff like that? It's kind of unnerving to know layoffs are... — read more
There is no such thing as loyalty in the corporate work force anymore, doesn’t exist. Employees are only treated well so they can produce more, it’s strictly a financial transaction nothing more nothing less. That’s why CEOs pay is skyrocketing and... — read more
The chances of remaining employees at Williams if you are over 55 do not very promising considering the 2016 and the 2019 layoffs. If you get sick it is also unlikely that you have medical insurance, because you will no longer be employed. Keep that... — read more
43 million in estimated servance costs -according to AA bragged about it in quarterly report to shareholders. Don’t know cost per employee let’s say it is 43k that means about 1000 employees will get the ax. Only a guess could be less. I told you... — read more
VPs seem to retire after 2 years in the position ... Williams must be way overpaying them!
What does a dropping stock price, low natural price, angry shareholder and “change is good” mean? 😉
All job postings for Pittsburgh have been taken down. They will be dispersed to local field offices for local job functions and more central jobs will be relocated to Tulsa. This already happened with measurement out of Pittsburgh.
Any additional information out there?
The mass firings in 2016 followed by a frenzied hiring due to a “talent shortage”. All of sudden after all kinds of hiring they realize they have too many people and then must cut again. You cannot run a company like this and be successful, all the... — read more
I was right again. I knew the vultures would coming look for blood again. As long as there is an excess of fresh blood to start the process over again it will continue over and over again, at companies like Williams. Overhire, use the bodies and... — read more
Williams must be in bad shape if they think they can run the company with college grads working for pizza. Because I don't know anyone with a family and options who would volunteer for constant layoffs and a kick out the door when they reach... — read more
Curious if anyone has heard any news.
Hearing rumors of another layoff. Anyone have information? Ridiculous that we are back in this position, yet again.
Watch out for a new batch of terminations and layoffs to make room for all the people they hired since the last layoffs in 2016. Purge and repeat the process over and over again.
Williams - forever stuck in the business of perception versus reality. Another round of corporate Super High Intensity Training (Sh--.) for all, then shut down innovative and practical thinkers, turn the lights off and close the door. Ignorance is... — read more
AA hasn't raised stock price since mass firings of 2016. Great job, messing up the lives of many dedicated employees and refusing to recall and rehire these employees, nice policy.
Anybody get recalled that was fired in 2016. Supposedly Williams employs people in the natural gas industry, brags about it, however at the same time terminates 10% of its staff real nice.
The more experience, credentials and accomplishments you show in share point the worst off you are, if you are either older, have medical problems or are out of favor. You will be classified as "over qualified" and thrown out of the company, and cast... — read more
Managers have been asked to prepare a list of “who they can do without” across the system. Began before the stock suffered it’s big drop. The guess is not 600 like last time, but “targeted” to reduce in Houston/Pittsburgh and SLC offices primarily... — read more
More layoffs coming in response to it?
You made right decision when people was bad mouth you stood your ground where are the nay sayers at today your are a smart CEO
What happened to the guy with the mustache? I went to a training last week and it was horrible. The mustache was the best trainer I have ever seen. How could they let him go? I am sure he got fed up or management was tired of hearing the truth. I... — read more
People who are not used to Williams dropping layoffs on us when we least expected are either new to the company or have really bad memory. We've been having sudden layoffs for years now, no announcement, no prior talk about it, nothing... Whenever... — read more
Has anyone heard of more layoffs? I heard a lot of people are exiting. I heard some are being targeted to retire. Truth?
I was called in by an HRBP as a witness per a complaint by a female co-worker against a male co-worker. Said exactly what I witnessed and nothing more. Unsure what happened after that on the complaint. I was treated much differently by my manager... — read more
Changes always come from the top down, no matter if they are good, bad, or stolen. And most of those ideas come from the "Big Boy" Investors/Investment groups. The Board of Directors is nothing but a collection of mouths that gather once a month to... — read more
Ok who do I have to bribe to get management to set a clear direction for this company? How many changes have been made so far that meant nothing in the end? It seems as if they are making changes just for the sake of doing it and not actually to... — read more
Williams is a large company with an overwhelming amount of good ole’ boy attitude. There is a distinct void of professionalism. Salary increases and promotions are made based on who you know, and how close relationships are to one another. The hard... — read more
If the stock performance is any indication of the success of the layoffs of 2016, it looks like the decision was faulty and a failure. The price during early April, 2006 was about 30 and today it is 28, a negative correlation. Not a surprise to me at... — read more
Has anybody from the 2016 terminations been rehired recently?