Spectra Energy
3.4 of 5 24 reviews
www.spectraenergy.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

Spectra Energy Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014

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Spectra Energy President, CEO, and Director Greg Ebel

Greg Ebel

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79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Quit asking for employee opinions; do something positive.

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsFlexible work schedule and alternative work week

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

Promotion opportunities are nonexistent

Advice to Senior ManagementGet 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!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Safe for women and children - not so good for your career

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsStable
Stress Free
Pleasant office environment
Little travel

ConsDead end
Below Industry Average Pay
Not a "Real" oil and gas company

Advice to Senior ManagementSo much of what your perception of Spectra Energy will be - will depend on your Job function and what you are looking for in your career overall. If you want safe, stable and stress free - this is your place. If you are looking for big money and gaining skills that the market will highly value - look elsewhere.

Spectra Energy is a company that is way too overstaffed, has below industry average pay and fairly dead end as far as skills you would gain that would be transferable even to other oil and gas operating companies. It offers a sheltered, safe and stable work environment that would appeal to women and older workers but probably not to those looking for the oil and gas payoff you would find in other companies in terms of skills, experience or money in the industry.

If you are serious about a career in the oil and gas industry, Spectra will get in you the door. But it will also waste your time if you allow it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very disappointed.....

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

I worked at Spectra Energy

Pros-Overall good benefit package
-Stable working environment
-Good work-life balance
-Nice Location and facility

Cons-Too much politics
-No room to speak up
-No rotation opportunities if you are NOT satisfied your manager
-Incompetent management team
-Unfair treatment in every group
-Management team not transparent for most of the decision making process
-Team members are not competent, no working ethics, no integrities.

Advice to Senior Management-Treat people fairly
-Give key personnel more recognition
-Hire competent people all through the company, especially at high profile positions
-Get raid of lazy folks

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