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

Spectra Energy Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014

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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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Finance/Accounting

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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OK For A Big Company

Senior Lead Project Engineer (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Spectra Energy full-time for less than a year

ProsSpectra is an established big company with big company benefits. A leader in natural gas storage and a major player in natural gas transportation.

ConsSpectra is a big company. Some of the internal groups tend to try to act like a small company when in fact the big company layers of bureaucracy and politics exist and are in full effect.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Applications Spec II (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsWe work here to live and the company supports that concept
Great place to get experience

ConsEval processis "rigged". Meaning the 1 to 5 scale is really a 1 to 4. So basically here at Spectra you will always be an average employee.
Office politics - really bad here.
Salary is on the low side

Advice to Senior ManagementEvaluations shuld be honest.
Senior Management seems to know where they are taking the company
Unable to advance - my fear is that I will me stuck in this postion until I get a better offer

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

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Good Company to retire from, not a great company to start your career

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsGreat people, wonderful work life balance, good benefits, good experience, and they care about their employees!!

ConsPay is not at market, not much room for growth

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease base salary for employees!!!

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

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Good overall experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I worked at Spectra Energy

ProsGood compensation and benefits plan

ConsNon equitable treatment of employees

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on being more progressive in developing leadership.

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Good company but lot of internal politics!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Spectra Energy

ProsSome of the best reasons to work here: Benefits and flexible hours.

ConsIf you do not have a fair manager possibly you will be kept in the dark with no future prospect.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat everyone fairly

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ok

Project Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Spectra Energy

ProsPay is good, time off is good.

ConsToo political, very inefficient, tighten work flows

Advice to Senior ManagementBecome a leaner organization.

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Great company for benefits not so much for career growth

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Spectra Energy

ProsSpectra provides one of the best benefits package in the industry - add to that the 9/80 work schedule OR 1 day/week telecommuting option is just great.

ConsSpectra's middle management is aging and are happy maintaining status quo till they retire - you'll do good at this company if you just follow your supervisor without questioning why and how things are being done.

Advice to Senior ManagementBring more young blood into middle management - provide a clear career path for individuals who show promise and recognize them for their contributions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Quit asking for employee opinions; do something positive.

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsFlexible work schedule and alternative work week

ConsHyper political to the point that middle managers (director) sabotage each other.

Promotion opportunities are nonexistent

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the directors you have, especially in IT. Get rid of poor performers and stop putting contractors in key roles and keep wondering why there is no growth in leadership. Contractors are only interested in job security. So you pay some contractors high rates, they build little kingdoms unto themselves and you wonder why there is so much disfunction. Wake up!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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