Spectra Energy

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Spectra Energy Reviews

Updated 14 November, 2014
Updated 14 November, 2014
44 Reviews
3.8
44 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    new projects and Natural gas industry

    Cons

    work culture could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better engagement with new comers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    This place SUCKS!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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  5.  

    Mechanical Engineer in Training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Solid industry, ok company

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

    I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Opportunities 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good overall experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Spectra Energy

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits plan

    Cons

    Non equitable treatment of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on being more progressive in developing leadership.

    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with tremendous future growth in assets and careers.

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

    I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very people friendly, collaborative people - great benefits and competitive pay - on site gym - an aging workforce with 25% of the people currently retirement eligible so that equates into great career opportunities over the next few years. Very ethical company which supports community service.

    Cons

    Although things have improved, management is reluctant to add more staff so workloads can be heavy at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add some more people !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very good company to work for. Cares about the employees.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, Good work environment.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

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