Spectra Energy
3.4 of 5 24 reviews
www.spectraenergy.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

Spectra Energy Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014

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94% Approve of the CEO

Spectra Energy President, CEO, and Director Greg Ebel

Greg Ebel

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79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Culture

SummerAccounting (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at Spectra Energy as an intern for less than a year

ProsPeople, culture, work/life balance, 9/80 work weeks

ConsOpportunities for advancement, salary, dull and repetitive work

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

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Good company for a first job

Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Spectra Energy as an intern for less than a year

ProsCompetitive pay
Will negotiate more if they really want you
Great coworkers, employees
Opportunity to travel A LOT if you so wish
Benefits are great

ConsSometimes not the projects you want to work on, and it's difficult to request something else.

Advice to Senior ManagementUse your younger employee's talents!

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

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

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

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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Im just a contractor!

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

I have been working at Spectra Energy as a contractor for less than a year

ProsLike everyone else said.. Work life balance. I"m a contractor and they go way out of their way to not treat me like one. I like the group I'm in, I have an excellent manager.

ConsI haven't really found the dark side yet. There seems to be a lot of silo-ing going on, with one piece of the business not knowing what the others are doing, but you find that everywhere.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow your lower level management to do their job. They're smart people.

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)

I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time for more than 5 years

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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Top notch

Senior Accountant (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsExcellent work life balance - 9/80, teleworking and part-time work.
Health - there is a Nurse Practitioner on site and a clinic with two beds and nursing rooms. There is also a gym on sit
Leaders - trustworthy and highly competent.
Mid to Upper-level Management - usually leaves little to be desired.
Great benefits - three weeks vacation immediately; 401(k) matching, pension and bonus.
The company is always seeking to improve and always puts their employees first.

ConsSalary is okay.
Little room for growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

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

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Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at Spectra Energy as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsNothing really. Outdated management, old facilities

ConsPoor knowledge, bad irrelevant and outdated questions

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit so the company can move on

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Fantastic Employer of Choice

Supply Chain Management (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time for more than 10 years

ProsWork/Life Balance
Energetic Leadership
Opportunity
Safe & Reliable Pipelines

ConsAging workforce
Nothing else to say from a "CON" perspective

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

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

I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFocus on building leadership skills. Very stable. Upper management cares about employees. You will not feel you are just a number. Your voice will be heard.

ConsTechnical training is limited. Less career advancement. Job rotation only occurs on the top (e.g., Director or VP above), not to the low or middle level.

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more money on the technical training for the employees who want to improve or expand their career. Create more job rotation (for low or middle level employees) to broad the employees' skills set if you cannot promote the employee; this is the least the company can or should do.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work for.

Technician (Current Employee)
Cincinnati, OH (US)

I have been working at Spectra Energy

ProsGood pay great for some
Good benefits including Health & Vacation.
Area I work at people are very nice and friendly

ConsRead all the other posts, I was amazed how true they are across entire company.
In the field there is no work life balance at all.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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