Spectra Energy

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  1.  

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contractor application developer

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - 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 Outdated management, old facilities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    Poor knowledge, bad irrelevant and outdated questions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

  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8.  

    Good company to work for just stay away from management positions

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spectra Energy

    Pros

    Fair pay, good benifits,union support

    Cons

    The company has a serious problem with thier managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect

  9.  

    Lots to learn

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

    Pros

    new projects and Natural gas industry

    Cons

    work culture could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better engagement with new comers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    1- Great benefits , Vacations
    2- Good opportunities to learn about Natural gas and pipeline business.
    3- Plenty of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Remote locations;
     For young engineers, you have to be willing to relocate to Northern areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Mechanical Engineer in Training

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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