Spectra Energy Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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Spectra Energy Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Ebel
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Pros
  • The work life balance is good with the flex hours program where you can get every other Friday off (in 10 reviews)

  • Great People, great benefits, great opportunities to serve the community (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • The career progression can be slow (in 3 reviews)

  • Work/life balance varies with the position and the individual (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Senior Accounting

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    Current Employee - Senior Accounting
    Current Employee - Senior Accounting

    I have been working at Spectra Energy

    Pros

    Flexible work hours: Work extra hour a day to get one day off, telework

    Cons

    Politics, average pay and bonus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great stability for a young company

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    This company has a well organized structure. Company is well positioned in the energy market and has an innovative culture. Employees enjoy their jobs and and involvement with the community. Company provides a competitive salary and benefit package. Great mix of young and experienced talent.

    Cons

    Everyone seems to like and enjoys their work, so upward mobility or even job changes opportunities are slow to materialize.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include training opportunities for career advancement, like six sigma and or other professional certifications.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Life as Supply Chain Intern.

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Spectra Energy

    Pros

    Great environment, given your own cubicle and laptop, work with other interns in a very similar position as yourself. Get to work on multiple projects and at the end you present it to the top management and VP of Supply Chain

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be slow, not always a lot to do, it was their first time doing an internship with Supply Chain majors so you have to bare with them for they are learning at the same time as you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Good company if you are not a contractor or in IT department

    Former Employee - Information Technology in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Houston, TX

    I worked at Spectra Energy

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere. Nice people to work with. Walking distance from galleria.

    Cons

    If you work in the IT department get ready to stay as a contractor. Department will not hire you as a perm employee even if you prove yourself. Raises are minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire contractors that are worth keeping and prove themselves worthy. Give more raises to contractors.

  6. Great company to work for that cares about employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectra Energy

    Pros

    Great work environment, pay and benefits. Good opportunity for advancement in most locations.

    Cons

    For my position it would be the extensive travel and no room for advancement with my position unless relocate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Great company with tremendous future growth in assets and careers.

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    Current Employee - Professional in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Professional in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Very people friendly, collaborative people - great benefits and competitive pay - on site gym - an aging workforce with 25% of the people currently retirement eligible so that equates into great career opportunities over the next few years. Very ethical company which supports community service.

    Cons

    Although things have improved, management is reluctant to add more staff so workloads can be heavy at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add some more people !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Spectra Energy has a great working environment and everybody is very friendly.I very much enjoy working there. It's the best time to be in this industry and Spectra Energy is very competitive.

    Cons

    Things sometimes can go a little slow in terms of change but the corporation is currently working on that. Compensation may be a little less than competition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Very good company to work for. Cares about the employees.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, Good work environment.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work, Friendly environment.

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    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Spectra Energy as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Personal Satisfaction, respectful co-workers, productive Team

    Cons

    Job transitions, high levels of reasponsibility managing boundaries, flexible work arrangement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with Management, clearly articulate their expecation in order to measure accountability.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Very nice corporate culture

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The people are extremely nice--respectful and professional. The company respects each employee's time and life outside the office. Perks include annual bonus (based on company performance), cafeteria, and gym in building.

    Cons

    The team on which I work is not extremely well-organized (but is getting better); consequently decisions are often made by individuals without regard for the impacts to others. From what I understand, other teams are more structured.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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