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Current Employee - Project Manager
Current Employee - Project Manager

I have been working at Spectra Energy

Pros

Pay is good, time off is good.

Cons

Too political, very inefficient, tighten work flows

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Become a leaner organization.

Approves of CEO

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    Excellent opportunities

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    Current Employee - Division Engineer in Fort Saint John, BC
    Current Employee - Division Engineer in Fort Saint John, BC

    I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time (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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    This place SUCKS!

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Administrative in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Spectra Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Six weeks holidays, good benefits

    Cons

    The 'manager' in my department was the worst micromanager known to man. No one wanted to work for this person thus a high turnover rate. There was all sorts of psychological abuse and bullying going on. I was not provided with sufficient training and struggled. How does one learn with a five minute overview on something complicated? There are way too many computer programs to deal with. The process to carry out work, even simple things, is a convoluted endeavour riddled by the run around from the many different departments. The company wastes way too much money on things, ie, having meetings at very expensive hotels and having them catered when it's really not necessary. Give that money to the United Way. Also, flying down to Texas was a waste since this program we were to learn was not even functional yet so we did 'testing' instead which begs the question "Who is running the show". There are positions there that a) there really is no need for; b) you wonder what that person does with the ridiculous title, ie, manager of diversity - what is that and is it really needed? If you have no personality, like an extremely conservative environment, enjoy getting the run around, this is the place for you. I could go on and on....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let 'managers' report to someone that works in a different country because it's harder to know if they are 'managing' people correctly. When someone complains constantly about an individual and it is known that they are a problem, get rid of them. They are costing the company money in terms of turnover and/or payouts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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