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Spectra Energy Reviews

Updated September 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. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Conyers, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Conyers, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spectra Energy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None that I know of.

    Cons

    Some managers dont know what they are doing and dont give you info you need


  2. "Petroleum Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits including HSA medical option, 980 work schedule, good bonus plan, competitive pay, 401 K match to 6%, pension plan, and good vacation plan

    Cons

    Somewhat bureaucratic but I'm sure that's the case with most big companies
    Too much travel. This is basically the culture. I travel over 30% of the time

    Advice to Management

    Allow more decisions to made at lower levels

  3. "Leaders only interested in themselves"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Salary and nice people

    Cons

    Too much work for each employee. Leaders are only interested in keeping their boss happy, even when the projects are nearly impossible to complete. Only fulfilling a checklist provided by the CEO. Poor transparency, no room for employee development

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees!!


  4. "Stay away"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spectra Energy full-time

    Pros

    Employees are friendly and caring. The company benefits are reasonable. There does seem to be a genuine focus on safety.

    Cons

    All the President cares about is getting his bonus, and could care less about the employees. Horrible environment that demands long hours with little reward.

    Advice to Management

    Need to start caring more about the employees than your bonus. You never leave your office and talk to anyone but your management team.


  5. "Not a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spectra Energy full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and vacation were generous

    Cons

    No employee development, no opportunity for advancement. So many layoffs that there is too much work for each employee

    Advice to Management

    Need to develop employees and given them opportunities


  6. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary, benefits and opportunities.

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of travel.


  7. "Process Facilities Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Salary, Great benefits and good culture

    Cons

    Limited performance reviews and so on, need to have proper training grounds

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Scheduler"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent work processes. I've seen better developed processes at other companies.

    Cons

    Can't trust management. They are not upfront with job status.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your contractors indifferently. They are a very valuable asset to your organization.


  9. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Texas in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Texas in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, plenty of vacation

    Cons

    Behind the times and not willing to change, too many 30+ years employees that like it how it is


  10. "Project Execution"

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    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great stable company who cares about its people, are considerate of work life balance, great people to work with, great benefits, lots of growth both for the people and the business

    Cons

    Because its so great the people never leave making it difficult to move up in the organization. The company is currently going through a transition so there is a lot of uncertainty at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop and challenge the younger employee base and look for opportunities to incentivize in pay because currently there is no meritocracy and people find that very frustrating.


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