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Spectra Energy Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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Spectra Energy Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Ebel
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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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits, bonuses, salary and safety culture

    Cons

    Bought by Enbridge, and has since been poor.

  3. "Decent Internship Experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is nice, including the managers. The internship program has potential to be a great learning experience because of the way it is set up

    Cons

    The company moves pretty slowly, the employees do not seemed challenged at work, it seems like the career growth potential is truly lacking

    Advice to Management

    Be more innovative!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Division Technical Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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..


  5. "A"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Supply Chain Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "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.

  8. "Senior Graphic Designer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Supply Chain"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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