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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. Helpful (2)

    "engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    flex work hours, vacation time, 401k

    Cons

    incompetent mid/technical/discipline managers. Some leaders lack direction yet seem to have no problem getting promoted due to connection

    Advice to Management

    Stop being rhetorical and actually implement real solutions to issues raised


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Project Controls"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planner Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Planner Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time

    Pros

    Upper management wants to improve project management.

    Cons

    Project controls Dept rules with an iron fist creating and enacting an arduous process in a vacuum without regard to the team members that will have to use it.

    There is no concern for managing relationships of team members.

  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. "Excellent Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Spectra Energy really values its employees. The work life balance at the company makes working for them truly pleasant.

    Cons

    I think that my only negative comment regarding Spectra Energy is that there is a great deal of red tape.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management to move quicker and place more value on performance. I feel that there is too much value placed on seniority.


  5. "Spectra - General"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PSCM in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - PSCM in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spectra Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall good organization with good people.

    Cons

    Tough commute, the Galleria area is very conjested


  6. "Anonymous"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, good overall stable company

    Cons

    middle management is ignored when they are not qualified
    employees approaching 50 are not considered useful
    hiring of minorities is good, but often takes precedence over qualifications
    employees that are not producing or even working are allowed to stay

    Advice to Management

    please pay attention to groups that have the same complaint or issues and come forward


  7. "Great place to grow!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive, friendly environment with a lot of smart people

    Cons

    Not too many that I can think of

  8. "Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. They strive to be the best in their industry and to hire and keep the best staff. They contribute an enormous amount to the community.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep an open door to staff. Look for ways to ensure those in a supervisory position receive the training they need to improve their leadership skills.


  9. "Company review"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Missouri City, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Missouri City, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Spectra Energy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits and spends considerable time looking at how to keep employees happy and productive.

    Cons

    High growth areas can cause heavy loads with stressful deadlines.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Ok Company, 1 Horrible Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 schedule, full benefits, 3 Wks vacation starting, full reimbursement for school tuition (if manager approves)

    Cons

    low salaries, management does not listen to employee complaints, poor work moral (some groups not all) no clear way to measure employee success, promotions and raises are handed to "teacher pets", limited advancement opportunities- managers are no help, company is cheap no Christmas Party, NYs etc., internal movement to other departments WILL NOT HAPPEN regardless of experience or education

    Advice to Management

    stop being cheap pay your employees a fair wage, establish a system to measure success & reevaluate/replace middle management


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