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Spire Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Don't believe the hype"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CEO has a vision for growth, knows her business and inspires the work force. Plenty of hard workers who want to believe.

    Cons

    Unsettled environment, insecure management, dysfunctional communication. Employees aren't empowered to look for solutions to problems. Lack of trust among managers and officers. Everyone seems to be guarding turf.

    Advice to Management

    Even though everyone is smiling, few are happy. Find out why.


  2. "Worst Experience of my life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    To simply have a job...to receive a paycheck no matter how stressed you are. Just simply a job to have. Not a good one

    Cons

    Bad management, a system of just placing people where u think they should be.. No rhyme or reason. Management doesn't know anything about their job. Benefits are terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Please be more concerned with ur employees


  3. "50-60 hour work weeks"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good retirement, if it remains as it is.

    Cons

    Management is always making changes, most of the time going backwards instead of advancing. After acquisition, cut employees by 1/3 and did not have anyone trained to replace those that left. Makes ridiculous demands on its employees. Projects that took other companies 8-12 months to complete are expected to be completed in 1 month. No work/family balance.

    Advice to Management

    Get input from your employees that are actually doing the job before requiring impossible deadlines. Before making changes, make sure that you are not going backward in technology. Utilize the knowledge and resources that are available to make the company the best it can be. The good employees that work so hard are frustrated and ready to take early retirement. A lot of knowledge is walking out the door and being replaced by people that have no clue what they are doing. It is hard to see a good company go away.


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  5. "Contract Administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and 401(k) match.

    Cons

    They are eliminating older employees at a very fast pace. On a hiring binge for 30 somethings right out of college. They are losing a wealth of experience for cheaper wages.

    Advice to Management

    If you go back to valuing your experienced employees and treat them with respect they will help you reach your goals. By eliminating them you are causing a huge brain drain all for your financial numbers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "HR Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    They offer good benefits and good pay for employees.

    Cons

    There is no room for upward mobility and horrible management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pushing your talent out the door. Start actively recruiting qualified applicants.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad, not good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Gas Control Supervisor in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Gas Control Supervisor in Saint Louis, MO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and good people. A very conservative attitude and if you like that then you would love it there.

    Cons

    Low pay, not a lot of chance for advancement. About 10 years behind the curve as far as IT. The company as a whole has a union mentallity.

    Advice to Management

    I would say to keep coming along. There is alot of effort going on to improve things but they are losing good people in the mean time.


  8. "Reorganization"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great people for the most part.

    Cons

    Way the Reorganiztion was done.


  9. "Supervisor"

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

    I have been working at Spire full-time

    Pros

    Spire offers Great Benefits such as a pension, yearly bonus, 401K, Health Insurance, Life Insurance and a company issued vehicle.

    Cons

    Spire Salary rate is under Market Rate. I would like to see management salaries increase. The opportunity to grow is very limited.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Keep looking...dont waste your time or talents"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Spire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Yearly bonus
    Decent salary
    Good dental and vision
    Hours

    Cons

    Bad healthcare
    No opportunities for advancement
    Poor leadership
    Lack of Diversity
    Racist culture
    Lack of morale
    Interview process is very grueling for menial positions
    Very oppressive culture
    Doesnt recognize or value talents

    Advice to Management

    The time I spent working with this company was the worst. There is little mentoring, leadership or job opportunities within the company for African Americans. I think that upper management should do a better job selecting supervisors, and I think that the hiring selection process should be based on. fairness instead of favoritism and race. Also, I think the company as a whole should strive for a more diverse workforce where everyone is recognized for their individual strengths, talents, and abilities.

    Spire Response

    Jan 6, 2017 – Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We’re sorry your experience at Alagasco didn’t match the experience we strive to create for our employees. Your feedback can help us ... More


  11. "Required"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Company that is growing

    Cons

    majors in minor details and does not know how to be a large company yet. Executives way down in the weeds on some things


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