Spectra Energy

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Spectra Energy Reviews

Updated 8 September 2014
Updated 8 September 2014
39 Reviews
3.5
39 Reviews
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Spectra Energy Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Ebel
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  1.  

    Very nice corporate culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The people are extremely nice--respectful and professional. The company respects each employee's time and life outside the office. Perks include annual bonus (based on company performance), cafeteria, and gym in building.

    Cons

    The team on which I work is not extremely well-organized (but is getting better); consequently decisions are often made by individuals without regard for the impacts to others. From what I understand, other teams are more structured.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Spectra Energy continues to grow and treats their employees fairly

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    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Spectra Energy provides a great work/life balance and supports its employees health and families. There is a lot of flexibility to move between groups/departments and learn new roles and grow your experience.

    Cons

    Timing is important when it comes to moving between groups and departments. Also, career progression can be difficult. Many folks leave the company looking for faster advancement or higher salaries. The company tends to lacks in that sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take pride in your employees and help them grow. There seems to be this consistent glass ceiling between employees, middle managers and upper management. Fear that if your employees start to know more than you, you will be replaced and thus, the management keeps their employees in check. That is when the rising employees begin to leave the company to search for more challenging and higher compensated positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Committed to a work/life balance environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    work-life balance, office culture, great benefits, work schedule

    Cons

    Supply Chain structure is somewhat confusing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company that is going places

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    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Vision-driven company that actually believes in a balance between work and personal life balance. Smart executive management that is consistently executing a successful growth company. Solid benefits and vacation package.

    Cons

    Many within the company are unwilling to change old ways to embrace a new company environment. Pay may not be good enough to keep the best performers. Engineering bias makes other disciplines feel like secondary employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all professional disciplines equally. A engineer fresh out of college gets a better office than a well-experienced and educated professional. Otherwise, keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Mechanical Engineer in Training

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Fort Nelson, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fort Nelson, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Spectra offers great opportunity for hands on experience. Working at field operation locations is a huge benefit to gaining great work experience.

    Benefits and pay are on par with industry.

    Cons

    Spectra struggles to attract senior personnel due to perceived "undesirable" locations in Northern BC.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Positive overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Spectra Energy has a good corporate culture. It invests in its employees, and has a relaxed work environment. The work life balance is good with the flex hours program where you can get every other Friday off.

    Cons

    The career progression can be slow. Management wants to be 110% sure that someone will excel in the role before they make the move. It can be frustrating waiting for the next promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SummerAccounting  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - SummerAccounting in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Spectra Energy as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People, culture, work/life balance, 9/80 work weeks

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement, salary, dull and repetitive work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company for a first job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Spectra Energy as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Competitive pay
    Will negotiate more if they really want you
    Great coworkers, employees
    Opportunity to travel A LOT if you so wish
    Benefits are great

    Cons

    Sometimes not the projects you want to work on, and it's difficult to request something else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use your younger employee's talents!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Top notch

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance - 9/80, teleworking and part-time work.
    Health - there is a Nurse Practitioner on site and a clinic with two beds and nursing rooms. There is also a gym on sit
    Leaders - trustworthy and highly competent.
    Mid to Upper-level Management - usually leaves little to be desired.
    Great benefits - three weeks vacation immediately; 401(k) matching, pension and bonus.
    The company is always seeking to improve and always puts their employees first.

    Cons

    Salary is okay.
    Little room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Finance/Accounting

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    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Focus on building leadership skills. Very stable. Upper management cares about employees. You will not feel you are just a number. Your voice will be heard.

    Cons

    Technical training is limited. Less career advancement. Job rotation only occurs on the top (e.g., Director or VP above), not to the low or middle level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more money on the technical training for the employees who want to improve or expand their career. Create more job rotation (for low or middle level employees) to broad the employees' skills set if you cannot promote the employee; this is the least the company can or should do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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