Spectra Energy

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Spectra Energy Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
41 Reviews
3.6
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    Im just a contractor!

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

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

    Pros

    Like everyone else said.. Work life balance. I"m a contractor and they go way out of their way to not treat me like one. I like the group I'm in, I have an excellent manager.

    Cons

    I haven't really found the dark side yet. There seems to be a lot of silo-ing going on, with one piece of the business not knowing what the others are doing, but you find that everywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your lower level management to do their job. They're smart people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Increase base salary for employees!!!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Top notch

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance - 9/80, teleworking and part-time work.
    Health - there is a Nurse Practitioner on site and a clinic with two beds and nursing rooms. There is also a gym on sit
    Leaders - trustworthy and highly competent.
    Mid to Upper-level Management - usually leaves little to be desired.
    Great benefits - three weeks vacation immediately; 401(k) matching, pension and bonus.
    The company is always seeking to improve and always puts their employees first.

    Cons

    Salary is okay.
    Little room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic Employer of Choice

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

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

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance
    Energetic Leadership
    Opportunity
    Safe & Reliable Pipelines

    Cons

    Aging workforce
    Nothing else to say from a "CON" perspective

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contractor application developer

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Spectra Energy as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nothing really. Outdated management, old facilities

    Cons

    Poor knowledge, bad irrelevant and outdated questions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit so the company can move on

  7.  

    Finance/Accounting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Focus 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.

    Cons

    Technical 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 ManagementAdvice

    Spend 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Technician in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Spectra Energy

    Pros

    Good pay great for some
    Good benefits including Health & Vacation.
    Area I work at people are very nice and friendly

    Cons

    Read 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very disappointed.....

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

    I worked at Spectra Energy

    Pros

    -Overall good benefit package
    -Stable working environment
    -Good work-life balance
    -Nice Location and facility

    Cons

    -Too much politics
    -No room to speak up
    -No rotation opportunities if you are NOT satisfied your manager
    -Incompetent management team
    -Unfair treatment in every group
    -Management team not transparent for most of the decision making process
    -Team members are not competent, no working ethics, no integrities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Treat people fairly
    -Give key personnel more recognition
    -Hire competent people all through the company, especially at high profile positions
    -Get raid of lazy folks

    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company for benefits not so much for career growth

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

    I worked at Spectra Energy

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent working environment

    Former Employee - SAP BI Consultant
    Former Employee - SAP BI Consultant

    I worked at Spectra Energy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Client Technically Well-aware of SAP

    Cons

    Challenging Requirements but suppportive environment

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