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Spectra Energy Reviews

Updated 13 July 2014
Updated 13 July 2014
40 Reviews
3.6
40 Reviews
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Spectra Energy Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Ebel
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent and comfortable environment, well suited for folks that value job security over carrier growth.

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

    I have been working at Spectra Energy as a contractor

    Pros

    Very nice people, excellent working conditions, great flexibility, job security, true to the "employer of choice" values.

    Cons

    Extremely controlled communication environment which stifle creativity. Very narrow job assignments that do not allow for growth. Reaching outside the job scope is more or less "punished" instead of discussed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a great book called "leadership and self deception". Most of the folks are "in the box" and need coaching/help.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Accounting Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Spectra Energy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People, great benefits, great opportunities to serve the community.

    Cons

    Wrong people in management positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    OK For A Big Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Lead Project Engineer in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Lead Project Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Spectra Energy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Spectra is an established big company with big company benefits. A leader in natural gas storage and a major player in natural gas transportation.

    Cons

    Spectra is a big company. Some of the internal groups tend to try to act like a small company when in fact the big company layers of bureaucracy and politics exist and are in full effect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long Time Pipeliner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Spec II in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Applications Spec II in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    We work here to live and the company supports that concept
    Great place to get experience

    Cons

    Eval processis "rigged". Meaning the 1 to 5 scale is really a 1 to 4. So basically here at Spectra you will always be an average employee.
    Office politics - really bad here.
    Salary is on the low side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluations shuld be honest.
    Senior Management seems to know where they are taking the company
    Unable to advance - my fear is that I will me stuck in this postion until I get a better offer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company to retire from, not a great company to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people, wonderful work life balance, good benefits, good experience, and they care about their employees!!

    Cons

    Pay is not at market, not much room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase base salary for employees!!!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Solid industry, ok company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and laid back work atmosphere.
    Mentorship program in place.
    Industry with lots of potential when gas prices pick up.

    Cons

    Opportunities to move up, let alone sideways, are few and far between.
    Management needs to encourage employee development & communicate with employees better, the only manager that I know did that left.
    I find it interesting that SET West has not been officially named "The employer of choice" in the media like Union Gas and the Houston office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue pushing the mentorship program
    Provide training for management so they can become effective leaders for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good overall experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Spectra Energy

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits plan

    Cons

    Non equitable treatment of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on being more progressive in developing leadership.

    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company but lot of internal politics!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spectra Energy

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work here: Benefits and flexible hours.

    Cons

    If you do not have a fair manager possibly you will be kept in the dark with no future prospect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone fairly

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company for benefits not so much for career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Spectra Energy

    Pros

    Spectra provides one of the best benefits package in the industry - add to that the 9/80 work schedule OR 1 day/week telecommuting option is just great.

    Cons

    Spectra's middle management is aging and are happy maintaining status quo till they retire - you'll do good at this company if you just follow your supervisor without questioning why and how things are being done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring more young blood into middle management - provide a clear career path for individuals who show promise and recognize them for their contributions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Spectra Energy

    Pros

    Pay is good, time off is good.

    Cons

    Too political, very inefficient, tighten work flows

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become a leaner organization.

    Approves of CEO

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