Spectra Energy Reviews

Updated 12 March, 2015
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  1. Very satisfies with my experience working there.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Chatham, ON
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Chatham, ON

    I worked at Spectra Energy (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They Really value their employees - great health and wellness programs

    Cons

    Not enough room for advancement

  2. Lots to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategy Associate in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Strategy Associate in Calgary, AB

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    new projects and Natural gas industry

    Cons

    work culture could be better

    Advice to Management

    Have better engagement with new comers

  3. Mechanical Engineer in Training

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fort Nelson, BC
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fort Nelson, BC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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  5. Positive overall

    • 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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  6. Senior Accounting

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accounting
    Current Employee - Senior Accounting

    I have been working at Spectra Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours: Work extra hour a day to get one day off, telework

    Cons

    Politics, average pay and bonus

  7. Great stability for a young company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company has a well organized structure. Company is well positioned in the energy market and has an innovative culture. Employees enjoy their jobs and and involvement with the community. Company provides a competitive salary and benefit package. Great mix of young and experienced talent.

    Cons

    Everyone seems to like and enjoys their work, so upward mobility or even job changes opportunities are slow to materialize.

    Advice to Management

    Include training opportunities for career advancement, like six sigma and or other professional certifications.

  8. Life as Supply Chain Intern.

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

    I have been working at Spectra Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, given your own cubicle and laptop, work with other interns in a very similar position as yourself. Get to work on multiple projects and at the end you present it to the top management and VP of Supply Chain

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be slow, not always a lot to do, it was their first time doing an internship with Supply Chain majors so you have to bare with them for they are learning at the same time as you.

  9. Helpful (1)

    great company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Spectra Energy has a great working environment and everybody is very friendly.I very much enjoy working there. It's the best time to be in this industry and Spectra Energy is very competitive.

    Cons

    Things sometimes can go a little slow in terms of change but the corporation is currently working on that. Compensation may be a little less than competition.

  10. Very nice corporate culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  11. Spectra Energy continues to grow and treats their employees fairly

    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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