Spectra Reviews

Updated Aug 3, 2020

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Spectra CEO Dave Scott
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Pros
  • "Great people to work with and for(in 5 reviews)

  • "People stay at Spectra for a long time because there are great benefits, flexible schedule, and really good people(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours, no flexibility, no growth potential(in 8 reviews)

  • "It’s difficult to compete for upper management positions unless you are a man(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "spectra food services"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Catering Coordinator in Biloxi, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spectra full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company Learn so much from them

    Cons

    I can't find one at the moment

  2. "Wish it was a better job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spectra part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Get to see some really neat events

    Cons

    Turnover in the department is so high they don't even train anyone

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  3. "Decent for the pay"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Conversion Crew Leaders in Independence, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spectra part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with and for. Excellent managers that are very approachable and willing to work with you.

    Cons

    Much of the labor force is hired through a temp agency that sometimes supply less than stellar workers.

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  4. "Easy going place to work"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Event Staff in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spectra part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy going environment to work in. Good as a second income

    Cons

    Can be a little boring.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Independence is good but no real structure"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spectra full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You basically get to run your account and make all decisions

    Cons

    Very little structure and support. Sr management is constantly being let go and changed out. Financials are still being done on Excel spreadsheets.

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  6. "Worst job experience of my career"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Manager in Macon, GA

    I worked at Spectra full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They have the ingredients to be great and the job is exciting with the right management.

    Cons

    Upper management was the worst I’ve experienced in a long career.

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  7. "Fantastic part-time/full-time job and easy going with interesting events"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Suite Attendant in Lubbock, TX

    I worked at Spectra part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Suite attend basketball, baseball, and graduation events Cater banquets and other miscellaneous events Great networking opportunities

    Cons

    Possibility of long hours On your feet for most of the shift Communication errors

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  8. "N/a"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Caterer in Fayetteville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spectra part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It’s a good experience in all directions cause it’s multiple departments you can work for and on not jus catering I’ve done multiple and still doing multiple.

    Cons

    The bosses there are unorganized and I didn’t even reserve proper training but I’ve asked questions and figured it out thus far not say there isn’t experience but not properly taught

  9. "Great job for students"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Concessions in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spectra part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Job is event to event based and mostly on weekends. Great for students looking for some extra money. Management is usually understanding on scheduling difficulties with school.

    Cons

    Work can be sparse during some of the "dead" months

  10. "No complaints"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Project Engineer 

    I worked at Spectra part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly, free food, a variety of events

    Cons

    During specific events the crowd and sales can be very fast pace, also customers can be a handful

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