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Spectra Energy Reviews

Updated 11 September 2014
Updated 11 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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    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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    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
  3.  

    Excellent working environment

    Former Employee - SAP BI Consultant
    Former Employee - SAP BI Consultant

    I worked at Spectra Energy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Client Technically Well-aware of SAP

    Cons

    Challenging Requirements but suppportive environment

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  5.  

    Spectra Energy continues to grow and treats their employees fairly

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    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
  6.  

    Excellent opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Division Engineer  in  Fort Saint John, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Division Engineer in Fort Saint John, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    1- Great benefits , Vacations
    2- Good opportunities to learn about Natural gas and pipeline business.
    3- Plenty of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Remote locations;
     For young engineers, you have to be willing to relocate to Northern areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Committed to a work/life balance environment.

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    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
  8.  

    Run away ... Don't walk away from here!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Spectra Energy as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    None... Well they are close to a bar... For you to drink your sorrows away after your day at work.

    Cons

    People spend more time finding reasons and excuses to not work than actually working, especially in Services Supply Chain. The Manager only worried about taking other people down than doing her job. Nothing ever gets done especially in meeting and employees just pass all the work onto contract workers to do. Worst place to work if you have any type of motivation, it will only slowly suck your life out of you. And if you are anything other than white you are doomed and will be stick doing the grunt work without any advancement while you see others doing nothing and complaining about their work load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is nothing here I can say that they don't already know.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
  10.  

    Accounting Analyst

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Spectra Energy full-time for 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
  11.  

    Great company that is going places

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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

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