Spectra Energy

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Spectra Energy Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2014
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3.4 34 reviews

95% Approve of the CEO

Spectra Energy Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Ebel

Greg Ebel

(22 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Excellent and comfortable environment, well suited for folks that value job security over carrier growth.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Analyst (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

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

    ConsWrong people in management positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    OK For A Big Company

    Senior Lead Project Engineer (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

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

    ConsSpectra 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Long Time Pipeliner

    Applications Spec II (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

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

    ConsEval 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 Senior ManagementEvaluations 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

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

    ConsPay is not at market, not much room for growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease base salary for employees!!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Solid industry, ok company

    Senior Accountant (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good overall experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsGood compensation and benefits plan

    ConsNon equitable treatment of employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on being more progressive in developing leadership.

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    Good company but lot of internal politics!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat everyone fairly

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    ok

    Project Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsPay is good, time off is good.

    ConsToo political, very inefficient, tighten work flows

    Advice to Senior ManagementBecome a leaner organization.

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    Great company for benefits not so much for career growth

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsSpectra 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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