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True to its core values.

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Former Employee - Operations
Former Employee - Operations

I worked at Spectra Energy full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

A positive and supportive work environment. Great bonus and benefit structure.

Cons

Slow to change. Career progression is undefined for many many roles.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work on employee retention and enable career growth or you will continue to hemmorge talented younger employees.

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    Senior Accountant Spectra Energy and Transmission

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, Benifits, and vacation time

    Cons

    the Finance department is poorly run

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good infrastructure company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits are relatively similar to its main competitors and its customers. Being the industry is oil and gas, this means they are typically better than you can get elsewhere. Reasonable vacation, floater days, flexible hours, flexible health benefits and a savings plan with an escalating company match.

    The company is not as impacted by commodity price cycles. Management focuses on having permanent staff for the valleys and uses contractors when peak activity periods occur. Therefore job security for permanent employees tends to be higher than what you would seen in the oil or gas producer community.

    As an infrastructure company (pipelines, gas plants, gas liquids extraction) primarily focusing on natural gas, the long term growth story is pretty good.

    Cons

    Calgary office has approximately 300 positions and Vancouver roughly another 100 positions. The rest of the positions are in field locations, primarily based in smaller communities in north eastern British Columbia and in north west Alberta. Also east of Medicine Hat. Flexibility with regard to work location, including relocation to Union Gas in eastern Canada or the U.S. is required to open up other opportunities for functional group. Technologists and skilled labour looking to advance to higher positions i.e. management will typically need to rotate through various field locations to progress their skills and knowledge.

    Work/life balance varies with the position and the individual. Higher level positions tend to have more emphasis on sacrificing balance to ensure work is done.

    As with many infrastructure and utility companies, staff turnover is relatively low. There are many long term employees which has both positives and negatives. Resistance to change can be an issue and opportunities to advance can be limited due to lower staff turnover. That being said, there a demographic shift about to occur due to the number of boomers approaching retirement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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