Spectra Energy
3.4 of 5 24 reviews
www.spectraenergy.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 10, 2014

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3.4 24 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

Spectra Energy President, CEO, and Director Greg Ebel

Greg Ebel

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79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee)
Fort Nelson, BC (Canada)

I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSpectra offers great opportunity for hands on experience. Working at field operation locations is a huge benefit to gaining great work experience.

Benefits and pay are on par with industry.

ConsSpectra struggles to attract senior personnel due to perceived "undesirable" locations in Northern BC.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time for more than 8 years

ProsSpectra Energy has a good corporate culture. It invests in its employees, and has a relaxed work environment. The work life balance is good with the flex hours program where you can get every other Friday off.

ConsThe career progression can be slow. Management wants to be 110% sure that someone will excel in the role before they make the move. It can be frustrating waiting for the next promotion.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Culture

SummerAccounting (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Spectra Energy as an intern for less than a year

ProsPeople, culture, work/life balance, 9/80 work weeks

ConsOpportunities for advancement, salary, dull and repetitive work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company for a first job

Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Spectra Energy as an intern for less than a year

ProsCompetitive pay
Will negotiate more if they really want you
Great coworkers, employees
Opportunity to travel A LOT if you so wish
Benefits are great

ConsSometimes not the projects you want to work on, and it's difficult to request something else.

Advice to Senior ManagementUse your younger employee's talents!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Top notch

Senior Accountant (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExcellent work life balance - 9/80, teleworking and part-time work.
Health - there is a Nurse Practitioner on site and a clinic with two beds and nursing rooms. There is also a gym on sit
Leaders - trustworthy and highly competent.
Mid to Upper-level Management - usually leaves little to be desired.
Great benefits - three weeks vacation immediately; 401(k) matching, pension and bonus.
The company is always seeking to improve and always puts their employees first.

ConsSalary is okay.
Little room for growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFocus on building leadership skills. Very stable. Upper management cares about employees. You will not feel you are just a number. Your voice will be heard.

ConsTechnical training is limited. Less career advancement. Job rotation only occurs on the top (e.g., Director or VP above), not to the low or middle level.

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more money on the technical training for the employees who want to improve or expand their career. Create more job rotation (for low or middle level employees) to broad the employees' skills set if you cannot promote the employee; this is the least the company can or should do.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work for.

Technician (Current Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

I have been working at Spectra Energy

ProsGood pay great for some
Good benefits including Health & Vacation.
Area I work at people are very nice and friendly

ConsRead all the other posts, I was amazed how true they are across entire company.
In the field there is no work life balance at all.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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