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Spire Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad, not good"

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    • 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.


  2. "Reorganization"

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    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.

  3. "Supervisor"

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    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.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "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


  5. "Required"

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    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


  6. "It's okay if you're just looking to pick up a paycheck."

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    Current Employee - Construction Engineer in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Construction Engineer in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spire full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I admire the focus on making sure the customer is considered in every decision that's made, they really do live by that.
    It's pretty laid back. Nothing about my job is overly stressful or hectic.
    The people are great (with the exception of a few).
    The company itself cares about you as a person and your well being.

    Cons

    The word "engineer" gets tossed around in such a way that it makes you realize no one is either capable or willing to make decisions about trivial issues without an "engineer" involved. It really degrades the whole purpose of being one.

    In relation to this previous point, an engineer at Spire/Alagasco does very little technical. Check fittings on install drawings and size regulators. Any tasks assigned as you gain seniority does not seem to become any more interesting or challenging. All in all, the "engineering" done at Spire is, in all honesty, unfulfilling.

    The company also seems to have an inability to deal with people who consistently hinder work flows and slow projects to a halt.

    Bottom line, if you're an engineer who wants to have technical challenges and intriguing opportunities, this is not the place for you. If you're happy just showing up, working no more than 40 hours, and collecting a stress free paycheck on your path to retirement, this is your Mecca.

    Advice to Management

    The culture is good, you're doing a great job of creating a healthy work environment. You listen to your employees and actually try to incorporate suggestions of improving work process. Kudos for that.


  7. "Data Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy pace
    Friendly management
    Comfortable Environment

    Cons

    Lack of incentive to work harder
    Everyone is slow at getting back to your emails

  8. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spire full-time

    Pros

    Growing organization with vision to transform how it interacts with customers.
    Good people.

    Cons

    Growing pains due to large amount of growth.


  9. "Bad managements"

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    Current Employee - Product Officer
    Current Employee - Product Officer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pays, good benefit, nice working environment

    Cons

    Extremely weak management. Management is not held to account while employes are. Employees working directly for management (in offices) are constantly given awards while people who actually move the mail are ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Management really needs to communicate with employees and make the workplace more enjoyable.


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