Spectra Energy
3.3 of 5 32 reviews
www.spectraenergy.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

Spectra Energy Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.3 32 reviews

                             

95% Approve of the CEO

Spectra Energy Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Ebel

Greg Ebel

(20 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Committed to a work/life balance environment.

    Supply Chain Analyst (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    Proswork-life balance, office culture, great benefits, work schedule

    ConsSupply Chain structure is somewhat confusing

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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

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    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat People, great benefits, great opportunities to serve the community.

    ConsWrong people in management positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company that is going places

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsVision-driven company that actually believes in a balance between work and personal life balance. Smart executive management that is consistently executing a successful growth company. Solid benefits and vacation package.

    ConsMany within the company are unwilling to change old ways to embrace a new company environment. Pay may not be good enough to keep the best performers. Engineering bias makes other disciplines feel like secondary employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat all professional disciplines equally. A engineer fresh out of college gets a better office than a well-experienced and educated professional. Otherwise, keep up the great work!

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

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat company culture and they are competitive with pay and opportunities.

    ConsIt is better if you are not a contractor. Then its much like family.

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

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    Quit asking for employee opinions; do something positive.

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    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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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork life balance is great

    ConsI don't really have any cons to list

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

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

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    OK For A Big Company

    Senior Lead Project Engineer (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    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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    Senior Operator (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat safety culture .... ok ok

    ConsLooking for safety perfection.....ok ok

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Safe for women and children - not so good for your career

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsStable
    Stress Free
    Pleasant office environment
    Little travel

    ConsDead end
    Below Industry Average Pay
    Not a "Real" oil and gas company

    Advice to Senior ManagementSo much of what your perception of Spectra Energy will be - will depend on your Job function and what you are looking for in your career overall. If you want safe, stable and stress free - this is your place. If you are looking for big money and gaining skills that the market will highly value - look elsewhere.

    Spectra Energy is a company that is way too overstaffed, has below industry average pay and fairly dead end as far as skills you would gain that would be transferable even to other oil and gas operating companies. It offers a sheltered, safe and stable work environment that would appeal to women and older workers but probably not to those looking for the oil and gas payoff you would find in other companies in terms of skills, experience or money in the industry.

    If you are serious about a career in the oil and gas industry, Spectra will get in you the door. But it will also waste your time if you allow it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Look somewhere else you can find better

    Administrative (Current Employee)

    ProsSome people are pleasant to work with

    ConsEntire company is made up of all contractors. Rarely do you meet someone who is a permanent employee. When traveling you are expected to pay for all expenses and wait 2-3 weeks for reimbursement from your staffing agency. Job will always be contract so hardly no one goes permanent. Insufficient training and the moment you speak your concerns or have ideas there immediately shot down or in my case invite you to corporate to teach them how to do your job responsibilities and then be laid off 2 weeks later.no real direction, aging workforce, not organized at all. The will assure you they don't do politics but trust me it's there. If u like traveling and feeling like your job is never complete then this place is for you. Salary is way below industry pay because they factor in traveling costs as apart of your salary. Traveling that they enforce.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you come to someone and ask ways to make things more efficient then to turn down there ideas because you do a group vote who are made up of people not comfortable with changes then look for better ways to manage. Industry is always changing holding back talent because some people are uncomfortable or have egos shouldn't be giving there opinion. Also nothing more cowardly when u schedule a meeting to talk about concerns then cancel it and then keep rescheduling only to drag it out because u know they are being laid off and then say yeah we'll talk about it when I get back the very same day you are laying them off and slipping out the back door with your tail between your legs is cowardly. Yea....sure you don't play politics. Cough cough

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

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