Spectra Energy

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Spectra Energy Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 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)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Excellent opportunities

    Division Engineer (Current Employee) Fort Saint John, BC

    Pros1- Great benefits , Vacations
    2- Good opportunities to learn about Natural gas and pipeline business.
    3- Plenty of opportunities for advancement.

    ConsRemote locations;
     For young engineers, you have to be willing to relocate to Northern areas

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

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    Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) Fort Nelson, BC

    ProsSpectra 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.

    ConsSpectra struggles to attract senior personnel due to perceived "undesirable" locations in Northern BC.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This place SUCKS!

    Administrative (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC

    ProsSix weeks holidays, good benefits

    ConsThe '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 Senior ManagementDon'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.

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

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    Positive overall

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSpectra 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.

    ConsThe 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.

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

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    Solid industry, ok company

    Senior Accountant (Current Employee) Calgary, AB

    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

    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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    Committed to a work/life balance environment.

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

    Proswork-life balance, office culture, great benefits, work schedule

    ConsSupply Chain structure is somewhat confusing

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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

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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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    Great company that is going places

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

    ProsVision-driven company that actually believes in a balance between work and personal life balance. Smart executive management that is consistently executing a successful growth company. Solid benefits and vacation package.

    ConsMany within the company are unwilling to change old ways to embrace a new company environment. Pay may not be good enough to keep the best performers. Engineering bias makes other disciplines feel like secondary employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat all professional disciplines equally. A engineer fresh out of college gets a better office than a well-experienced and educated professional. Otherwise, keep up the great work!

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

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