Spectra Energy Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Senior Accounting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accounting
    Current Employee - Senior Accounting

    I have been working at Spectra Energy

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Politics, average pay and bonus


  2. 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!


  3. 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.


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  5. Good infrastructure company.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits are relatively similar to its main competitors and its customers. Being the industry is oil and gas, this means they are typically better than you can get elsewhere. Reasonable vacation, floater days, flexible hours, flexible health benefits and a savings plan with an escalating company match. The company is not as impacted by commodity price cycles. Management focuses on having permanent staff for the valleys and uses contractors when peak activity periods occur. Therefore job security for permanent employees tends to be higher than what you would seen in the oil or gas producer community. As an infrastructure company (pipelines, gas plants, gas liquids extraction) primarily focusing on natural gas, the long term growth story is pretty good.

    Cons

    Calgary office has approximately 300 positions and Vancouver roughly another 100 positions. The rest of the positions are in field locations, primarily based in smaller communities in north eastern British Columbia and in north west Alberta. Also east of Medicine Hat. Flexibility with regard to work location, including relocation to Union Gas in eastern Canada or the U.S. is required to open up other opportunities for functional group. Technologists and skilled labour looking to advance to higher positions i.e. management will typically need to rotate through various field locations to progress their skills and knowledge. Work/life balance varies with the position and the individual. Higher level positions tend to have more emphasis on sacrificing balance to ensure work is done. As with many infrastructure and utility companies, staff turnover is relatively low. There are many long term employees which has both positives and negatives. Resistance to change can be an issue and opportunities to advance can be limited due to lower staff turnover. That being said, there a demographic shift about to occur due to the number of boomers approaching retirement.


  6. True to its core values.

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations
    Former Employee - Operations

    I worked at Spectra Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A positive and supportive work environment. Great bonus and benefit structure.

    Cons

    Slow to change. Career progression is undefined for many many roles.

    Advice to Management

    Work on employee retention and enable career growth or you will continue to hemmorge talented younger employees.


  7. Positive overall

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

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

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

    Pros

    Spectra Energy has a good corporate culture. It invests in its employees, and has a relaxed work environment. The work life balance is good with the flex hours program where you can get every other Friday off.

    Cons

    The career progression can be slow. Management wants to be 110% sure that someone will excel in the role before they make the move. It can be frustrating waiting for the next promotion.


  8. Mechanical Engineer in Training

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fort Nelson, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fort Nelson, BC (Canada)

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

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

    Pros

    Spectra offers great opportunity for hands on experience. Working at field operation locations is a huge benefit to gaining great work experience. Benefits and pay are on par with industry.

    Cons

    Spectra struggles to attract senior personnel due to perceived "undesirable" locations in Northern BC.


  9. Lots to learn

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

    I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    new projects and Natural gas industry

    Cons

    work culture could be better

    Advice to Management

    Have better engagement with new comers


  10. 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


  11. 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.



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