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Spectra Energy Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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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. "Sr Business Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spectra Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented and work balance

    Cons

    Top heavy on senior managemmt


  2. "Division Technical Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pipeline Integrity Technical Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Pipeline Integrity Technical Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great People in operational areas.
    Very good benefits (medical, dental, vacation, sick leave)

    Cons

    Lack of defined job functions.
    Pay is less than other companies of similar size.
    Lack of experience/qualifications in leadership of relevant field
    No transparency in job ladders or career paths

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee's, be transparent, and show that they are more valuable than a budget..

  3. "A"

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent employee relations and culture

    Cons

    Purchased by Enbridge and the culture has changed


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Supply Chain Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spectra Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits comparable with industry. Offered 9/80 work schedule . Salaries appeared to also be comparable. A culture of safety was in place .

    Cons

    Lack of knowledgeable management. VP hired people for management positions from his previous company that did not understand the culture or business. In our first meeting with our new manager he announced that everything we had been doing was wrong and everything was broken. Contract employees were given approx. two 10% pay reductions within 2 months of each other and were taken away holiday pay. A new company, Enbridge has taken over Spectra and the problems continue with musical managers and pay cuts looming for direct employees.

    Advice to Management

    Have stability and respect the employeesknowledge. A sweep of the majority of management is required as qualified people continue to be frustrated and leave.


  5. "Accounting Analyst Sr"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spectra Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work at. The people and work environment were outstanding. Benefits offered to employees were some of the best in the industry.

    Cons

    No longer exists, merged with another company and that new company's work environment, salary pay rate and benefits are not on par.


  6. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable company. Good people. Solid community involvement. Excellent Benefits.

    Cons

    Extremely low salary. Communication can be lacking.


  7. "Senior Graphic Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spectra Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are some Great People there.

    Cons

    Contractors are keep there for years and years.

    Advice to Management

    Trust in your workers.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Supply Chain"

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    Former Employee - Senior Supply Chain Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Supply Chain Specialist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Spectra Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, Flexible Work Schedule

    Cons

    5 years ago it was a good place to work, in Supply Chain. In 2012 it turned into a wild political game with lost focus on day to day business and more about departmental agendas. It's sad really.

    Advice to Management

    Don't scratch your head wondering where all your talent went. If you don't allow organic growth, you will lose people. Funny how everyone pushed for the leadership development network, yet the company always looked to the outside to fill positions.


  9. "Accounting"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interested in employees growth, great people to work with, open door policy, great benefits, 9/80s

    Cons

    Salary is below market. Spectra is now Enbridge therefore I do not know how the benefits will be like in the next year.

    Advice to Management

    Great management in Controllers.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great company culture under Spectra, but have huge concerns about Enbridge"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, excellent work and life balance. People are very friendly here and it runs like a family. Management cares what you say and it has open door policy. HR is trustworthy and it rarely can be seen in other company. 9/80 schedule is wonderful aspect to have to not only give employees and family flexibility but also save the commute and gas from environmental prospective. Employee loyalty and moral is high under current Spectra culture.wonderful aspect to have to not only give employees and family flexbility but

    Cons

    Not too much cons under current Spectra environment and culture. Have huge concerns about Enbridge US, especially saw reviews written by Enbridge employees and hearings about Enbridge culture. Non-existing 9/80 schedule at Enbridge is very big disappointment, hope Enbridge management could consider and respect the current Spectra culture and 9/80 schedule

    Advice to Management

    Wish good Spectra culture can be adopted by the Enbridge management. In the end, people shall the key to the company’s future. Employees’ loyalty and trust are essential and that shall never be overlooked by the new management.


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