Spectra Energy Reviews

Updated 12 March, 2015
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  1. Life as Supply Chain Intern.

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

    I have been working at Spectra Energy

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

    Pros

    Great environment, given your own cubicle and laptop, work with other interns in a very similar position as yourself. Get to work on multiple projects and at the end you present it to the top management and VP of Supply Chain

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be slow, not always a lot to do, it was their first time doing an internship with Supply Chain majors so you have to bare with them for they are learning at the same time as you.

  2. Good company if you are not a contractor or in IT department

    Former Employee - Information Technology in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Spectra Energy

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere. Nice people to work with. Walking distance from galleria.

    Cons

    If you work in the IT department get ready to stay as a contractor. Department will not hire you as a perm employee even if you prove yourself. Raises are minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Hire contractors that are worth keeping and prove themselves worthy. Give more raises to contractors.

  3. Great company to work for that cares about employees.

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, pay and benefits. Good opportunity for advancement in most locations.

    Cons

    For my position it would be the extensive travel and no room for advancement with my position unless relocate.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    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)

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

    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 Management

    Add some more people !

  6. Helpful (1)

    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)

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

    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.

  7. Helpful (1)

    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work, Friendly environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Nashville, TN (US)
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Nashville, TN (US)

    I have been working at Spectra Energy as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Personal Satisfaction, respectful co-workers, productive Team

    Cons

    Job transitions, high levels of reasponsibility managing boundaries, flexible work arrangement.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with Management, clearly articulate their expecation in order to measure accountability.

  9. Very nice corporate culture

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

    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

    The people are extremely nice--respectful and professional. The company respects each employee's time and life outside the office. Perks include annual bonus (based on company performance), cafeteria, and gym in building.

    Cons

    The team on which I work is not extremely well-organized (but is getting better); consequently decisions are often made by individuals without regard for the impacts to others. From what I understand, other teams are more structured.

  10. Good for transitioning into other fields or gaining experience

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

    I have been working at Spectra Energy as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great for starting out and gaining experience, especially for those just graduating from college or seeking a change of career.

    Cons

    Highly political
    Anyone who is non republican or tea party need not apply
    If your not religious you will stick out like a sore thumb
    Expect rules/regulations to be applied only if its in managements favor
    Do not use the supposedly anonymous ethics line as they actively try to find out who called, emailed etc
    Type B personalities are very unwelcomed in the environment
    Passive bullying is very much present

    Advice to Management

    Follow the rules behind closed doors as well as when they're open.

  11. 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 (more than 5 years)

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

    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 Management

    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.

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