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Spectra Energy Administrative Reviews

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Pros
  • The work life balance at the company makes working for them truly pleasant (in 22 reviews)

  • Positive work environment with great people (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Supply Chain structure is somewhat confusing (in 6 reviews)

  • Poor transparency, no room for employee development (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "HR Administrative Assistant / Recruiting Coordinator (Contract)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company. Believes in a work/life balance

    Cons

    There are really no cons to the company


  2. "Administrative/Clerical"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Spectra Energy as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits if you are an employee. You really don't have to know anything if you are an employee since they have way more contractors to do the work than actual employees.

    Cons

    Could be a good company to work for if you can get hired on directly. If your a contractor you get no benefits, no paid time off and Spectra does not want to pay for any of these services they expect you to work everyday with no time off.

    Advice to Management

    Start testing your actual employees and make sure that they know how to do the job before you offer them the positions. And not just hire based on looks since half the men in power just want to look at women that are skinny and where six-inch heels and short dresses to work.

  3. "Executive Administration"

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

    I worked at Spectra Energy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company is good, employees are helpful.

    Cons

    Some employees need more training in communication. More structure in remodeling in the building. Building is very old and inspectors need to check for Asbestos. Just saying in any old building, there needs to be some kind of upgrade (remolding) for safety issues.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs more training in Professionalism, Ethics, Honesty with employees.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, Friendly environment."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spectra Energy as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Personal Satisfaction, respectful co-workers, productive Team

    Cons

    Job transitions, high levels of reasponsibility managing boundaries, flexible work arrangement.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with Management, clearly articulate their expecation in order to measure accountability.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Look somewhere else you can find better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative
    Current Employee - Administrative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some people are pleasant to work with

    Cons

    Entire company is made up of all contractors. Rarely do you meet someone who is a permanent employee. When traveling you are expected to pay for all expenses and wait 2-3 weeks for reimbursement from your staffing agency. Job will always be contract so hardly no one goes permanent. Insufficient training and the moment you speak your concerns or have ideas there immediately shot down or in my case invite you to corporate to teach them how to do your job responsibilities and then be laid off 2 weeks later.no real direction, aging workforce, not organized at all. The will assure you they don't do politics but trust me it's there. If u like traveling and feeling like your job is never complete then this place is for you. Salary is way below industry pay because they factor in traveling costs as apart of your salary. Traveling that they enforce.

    Advice to Management

    When you come to someone and ask ways to make things more efficient then to turn down there ideas because you do a group vote who are made up of people not comfortable with changes then look for better ways to manage. Industry is always changing holding back talent because some people are uncomfortable or have egos shouldn't be giving there opinion. Also nothing more cowardly when u schedule a meeting to talk about concerns then cancel it and then keep rescheduling only to drag it out because u know they are being laid off and then say yeah we'll talk about it when I get back the very same day you are laying them off and slipping out the back door with your tail between your legs is cowardly. Yea....sure you don't play politics. Cough cough