Spectra Energy Corp was founded in 2006 as a spin-off corporation from Duke Energy. The company was formed to create an independent, publicly-traded gas business. At the same time, Spectra Energy formed a subsidiary that would own and operate natural gas transportation and storage assets. This company, called Spectra Energy Partners (SEP), purchased Ozark Gas Transmission and its 930-mile pipeline system in 2009. Today, Spectra Energy is Fortune 500 company with operations throughout the U.S. and Canada. It owns more than 21,000 miles of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas pipelines, and is one of the most successful pipeline limited partnerships in the U.S.
The over 5,000 employees who work for Spectra Energy are secure in knowing that they are working for an industry leader. The company delivered $2.5 billion in new projects in 2015 and has $35 billion in new projects planned through 2020. Spectra Energy invests in its associates as well as its projects. Employees are provided with targeted growth and development opportunities in addition to competitive pay and benefits. Associates take an active role in choosing and managing their benefits that include health plans, retirement savings, spending accounts, educational assistance, life insurance, and paid time off.
Employees who work for Spectra Energy report that the company does a good job with work-life balance by "providing a flexible working arrangements and a 9/80 work schedule." While many agree that "the benefits are excellent," several have commented that "pay is not to market level." As the company strives to be the best in the industry, associates feel that "there is opportunity for growth within the company" and "a positive corporate culture." – less