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Spectra Energy Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
39 Reviews
3.5
39 Reviews
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Spectra Energy Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Ebel
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  1.  

    Great Culture

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

    I have been working at Spectra Energy as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People, culture, work/life balance, 9/80 work weeks

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement, salary, dull and repetitive work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company for a first job

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

    I have been working at Spectra Energy as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Competitive pay
    Will negotiate more if they really want you
    Great coworkers, employees
    Opportunity to travel A LOT if you so wish
    Benefits are great

    Cons

    Sometimes not the projects you want to work on, and it's difficult to request something else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use your younger employee's talents!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Long Time Pipeliner

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 for less than a 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
  6.  

    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 for 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
  7.  

    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 for 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

  8.  

    Solid industry, ok company

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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 for 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
  10.  

    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 for 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
  11.  

    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 for 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

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