Spectra Energy Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Long Time Pipeliner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Spec II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Spec II in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Eval 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 Management

    Evaluations 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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Pay is not at market, not much room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Increase base salary for employees!!!


  3. Solid industry, ok company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and laid back work atmosphere.
    Mentorship program in place.
    Industry with lots of potential when gas prices pick up.

    Cons

    Opportunities to move up, let alone sideways, are few and far between.
    Management needs to encourage employee development & communicate with employees better, the only manager that I know did that left.
    I find it interesting that SET West has not been officially named "The employer of choice" in the media like Union Gas and the Houston office.

    Advice to Management

    Continue pushing the mentorship program
    Provide training for management so they can become effective leaders for employees.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Good overall experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Spectra Energy

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits plan

    Cons

    Non equitable treatment of employees

    Advice to Management

    Work on being more progressive in developing leadership.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Good company but lot of internal politics!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spectra Energy

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone fairly


  7. Helpful (2)

    ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Spectra Energy

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good, time off is good.

    Cons

    Too political, very inefficient, tighten work flows

    Advice to Management

    Become a leaner organization.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Great company for benefits not so much for career growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Spectra Energy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Spectra 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.

    Cons

    Spectra'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 Management

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


  9. HR Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Missouri City, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Missouri City, TX

    I worked at Spectra Energy (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company, work hard at employee engagement.

    Cons

    Fast growth leads to hectic, chaotic atmosphere at times.


  10. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Truly cares about employees. Excellent executive leadership.

    Cons

    Bias toward hiring leaders from outside rather than promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    Make a concerted effort to promote from within. There is plenty of great talent, recognize and promote it!


  11. Very satisfies with my experience working there.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Chatham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Chatham, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Spectra Energy (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They Really value their employees - great health and wellness programs

    Cons

    Not enough room for advancement



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