Spectra Energy

  www.spectraenergy.com
  www.spectraenergy.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Spectra Energy Reviews

Updated 29 September, 2014
Updated 29 September, 2014
40 Reviews
3.5
40 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Spectra Energy Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Ebel
Greg Ebel
25 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Spectra Energy continues to grow and treats their employees fairly

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

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

    Pros

    Spectra Energy provides a great work/life balance and supports its employees health and families. There is a lot of flexibility to move between groups/departments and learn new roles and grow your experience.

    Cons

    Timing is important when it comes to moving between groups and departments. Also, career progression can be difficult. Many folks leave the company looking for faster advancement or higher salaries. The company tends to lacks in that sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take pride in your employees and help them grow. There seems to be this consistent glass ceiling between employees, middle managers and upper management. Fear that if your employees start to know more than you, you will be replaced and thus, the management keeps their employees in check. That is when the rising employees begin to leave the company to search for more challenging and higher compensated positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Committed to a work/life balance environment.

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

    I have been working at Spectra Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Supply Chain structure is somewhat confusing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Run away ... Don't walk away from here!!

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

    I worked at Spectra Energy as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    None... Well they are close to a bar... For you to drink your sorrows away after your day at work.

    Cons

    People spend more time finding reasons and excuses to not work than actually working, especially in Services Supply Chain. The Manager only worried about taking other people down than doing her job. Nothing ever gets done especially in meeting and employees just pass all the work onto contract workers to do. Worst place to work if you have any type of motivation, it will only slowly suck your life out of you. And if you are anything other than white you are doomed and will be stick doing the grunt work without any advancement while you see others doing nothing and complaining about their work load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is nothing here I can say that they don't already know.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent and comfortable environment, well suited for folks that value job security over carrier growth.

    • 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 as a contractor

    Pros

    Very nice people, excellent working conditions, great flexibility, job security, true to the "employer of choice" values.

    Cons

    Extremely 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 ManagementAdvice

    There's a great book called "leadership and self deception". Most of the folks are "in the box" and need coaching/help.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Accounting Analyst

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

    I worked at Spectra Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great People, great benefits, great opportunities to serve the community.

    Cons

    Wrong people in management positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company that is going places

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

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

    Pros

    Vision-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.

    Cons

    Many 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 ManagementAdvice

    Treat 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!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

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

    I worked at Spectra Energy as a contractor

    Pros

    Great company culture and they are competitive with pay and opportunities.

    Cons

    It is better if you are not a contractor. Then its much like family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Quit asking for employee opinions; do something positive.

    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and alternative work week

    Cons

    Hyper political to the point that middle managers (director) sabotage each other.

    Promotion opportunities are nonexistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the directors you have, especially in IT. Get rid of poor performers and stop putting contractors in key roles and keep wondering why there is no growth in leadership. Contractors are only interested in job security. So you pay some contractors high rates, they build little kingdoms unto themselves and you wonder why there is so much disfunction. Wake up!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work life balance is great

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons to list

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    OK For A Big Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Lead Project Engineer  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Lead Project Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Spectra Energy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Spectra is an established big company with big company benefits. A leader in natural gas storage and a major player in natural gas transportation.

    Cons

    Spectra is a big company. Some of the internal groups tend to try to act like a small company when in fact the big company layers of bureaucracy and politics exist and are in full effect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Worked for Spectra Energy? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.