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Great company for benefits not so much for career growth

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  • 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
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    Very nice corporate culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    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.  

    Good for transitioning into other fields or gaining experience

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

    I have been working at Spectra Energy as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great for starting out and gaining experience, especially for those just graduating from college or seeking a change of career.

    Cons

    Highly political
    Anyone who is non republican or tea party need not apply
    If your not religious you will stick out like a sore thumb
    Expect rules/regulations to be applied only if its in managements favor
    Do not use the supposedly anonymous ethics line as they actively try to find out who called, emailed etc
    Type B personalities are very unwelcomed in the environment
    Passive bullying is very much present

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the rules behind closed doors as well as when they're open.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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