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"Safe for women and children - not so good for your career"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Spectra Energy full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Stable
Stress Free
Pleasant office environment
Little travel

Cons

Dead end
Below Industry Average Pay
Not a "Real" oil and gas company

Advice to Management

So much of what your perception of Spectra Energy will be - will depend on your Job function and what you are looking for in your career overall. If you want safe, stable and stress free - this is your place. If you are looking for big money and gaining skills that the market will highly value - look elsewhere.

Spectra Energy is a company that is way too overstaffed, has below industry average pay and fairly dead end as far as skills you would gain that would be transferable even to other oil and gas operating companies. It offers a sheltered, safe and stable work environment that would appeal to women and older workers but probably not to those looking for the oil and gas payoff you would find in other companies in terms of skills, experience or money in the industry.

If you are serious about a career in the oil and gas industry, Spectra will get in you the door. But it will also waste your time if you allow it.

Other Employee Reviews for Spectra Energy

  1. "Great Culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - SummerAccounting in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - SummerAccounting in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spectra Energy as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement, salary, dull and repetitive work


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Long Time Pipeliner"

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    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time (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 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

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