Spectra Energy Reviews

Updated 20 April, 2015
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Spectra Energy Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Ebel
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Pros
  • The work life balance is good with the flex hours program where you can get every other Friday off (in 10 reviews)

  • Great People, great benefits, great opportunities to serve the community (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • The career progression can be slow (in 3 reviews)

  • Work/life balance varies with the position and the individual (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Very satisfies with my experience working there.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Good company to work for just stay away from management positions

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spectra Energy

    Pros

    Fair pay, good benifits,union support

    Cons

    The company has a serious problem with thier managers.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect

  3. 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

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  5. 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)

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

    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

  6. 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)

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. Helpful (2)

    Good overall experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Spectra Energy

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits plan

    Cons

    Non equitable treatment of employees

    Advice to Management

    Work on being more progressive in developing leadership.

  10. Good but not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Spectra Energy as an intern

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

    Pros

    People are very friendly and helpful. Wide variety of teams to work for.

    Cons

    Can get very boring at times.

  11. Senior Accounting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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