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"Quit asking for employee opinions; do something positive."

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Flexible work schedule and alternative work week

Cons

Hyper political to the point that middle managers (director) sabotage each other.

Promotion opportunities are nonexistent

Advice to Management

Get rid of the directors you have, especially in IT. Get rid of poor performers and stop putting contractors in key roles and keep wondering why there is no growth in leadership. Contractors are only interested in job security. So you pay some contractors high rates, they build little kingdoms unto themselves and you wonder why there is so much disfunction. Wake up!

Other Employee Reviews for Spectra Energy

  1. "OK For A Big Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Spectra is an established big company with big company benefits. A leader in natural gas storage and a major player in natural gas transportation.

    Cons

    Spectra is a big company. Some of the internal groups tend to try to act like a small company when in fact the big company layers of bureaucracy and politics exist and are in full effect.


  2. Helpful (3)

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

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    • 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.

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