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Spectra Energy Reviews

Updated June 16, 2017
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Spectra Energy Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Ebel
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  • The work life balance at the company makes working for them truly pleasant (in 22 reviews)

  • Positive work environment with great people (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Health and Safety"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Gas Plant Operator
    Former Employee - Gas Plant Operator

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

    Pros

    Great Befits. Good training opportunities

    Cons

    Too may bosses that are not on location making decisions

    Advice to Management

    Go talk to the local operations for a better understanding


  2. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    independent operation is possible, Great work environment

    Cons

    project drivers and goals are hard to interpret

    Advice to Management

    clearer definition of project drivers

  3. "A"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Supply Chain Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  5. "Senior Graphic Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  6. "Accounting Analyst Sr"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  7. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Supply Chain"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  9. "Legacy Company With Legacy Ways"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time

    Pros

    +Stable job with great benefits
    +Not competitive environment
    +Coworkers are nice and helpful
    +Lots of people with very many years of experience

    Cons

    -Very hierarchical
    -Promotions are experience-based rather than competency-based
    -Risk averse company and people

    Advice to Management

    Spectra is stuck in the 'old way of doing things.' This is most likely because of the ease and experience with traditional methods, and the comfort-level with 'how things have always been done.'

    Experience goes a long way, but natural gas transmission is not rocket science. While it's important to have a solid workforce with experience, encouraging innovation is essential to attract and retain talent.

    Why wait 6 years if I only need 1.5? Spectra's (assumed) answer: "Because it's always been done that way."


  10. "Accounting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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