TransCanada

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TransCanada Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
77 Reviews
3.8
77 Reviews
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TransCanada President, CEO, and Director Russell K. (Russ) Girling
Russell K. (Russ) Girling
36 Ratings

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Pros
  • work life balance and the benefits were good (in 10 reviews)

  • Good pay, good vacation and good benefits (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • constant management changes, work load, middle management that really knows little about what they are managing (in 6 reviews)

  • heirarchy and office politics can be draining (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Have a lot of work ahead of them

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at TransCanada full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Their pay is great, nice offices, vision for the future of the company is promising. Benefits are also really good.

    Cons

    Poor management, office atmosphere is stifling, management has clear favorites that they single out regularly and the rest are practically ignored. Those individuals new to management have no idea what they are doing, how to lead and also can be seen simply relying on their favorites to carry the workload and then use the favorite to delegate work to others, even though that favorite should not be doing so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better train your management in the Houston office. Work on your office culture in the Houston office. Encourage the management in the Houston office to stop the high turnover of the contractors. Just when a contractor is trained, they either leave or are let go. That is not productive and creates resentment in the office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Transcanada only thinks about the money and not the potential threat to the environment. Greedy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at TransCanada

    Pros

    Worked 6 days a week for 14 hours per day. Lots of money made in 3 months working on pipeline.

    Cons

    Safety issues were supposed to be important but when it came to the almighty dollar and finishing up in time - people took risks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Unless you're starving

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at TransCanada full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Company I phone, get to drive a white truck, every now and then they will supply pizza for lunch. Unlimited paper and pens.

    Cons

    Management, work practice, poor planning, no looking ahead, no attrition planning. low wages, so many cons.
    We've always done it this way... worse job ever

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    An uncaring company of all the boots on the ground workforce causes rapid burnout.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TransCanada

    Pros

    Pay & benefits, Pay & benefits, Pay & benefits, Pay & benefits, Pay & benefits, Pay & benefits, Pay & benefits.

    Cons

    Constant confusion about work requirements. Not enough people on the ground to operate the plants safely. Poor training practices if any training is given. Due to lack of people, placing in positions that they are not trained or skilled to perform. A total lack of respect of the general employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more field employees. Put people in there expertise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Archaeic management style, Poor employee morale, Lack of integrity

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at TransCanada

    Pros

    Money is good. Benefits are great. Job safety is strong. The location is central. Building is nice. The executive team is fantastic. The new CEO is grounded, intelligent and extremely well suited to lead TC for the next few years. Problem is in the middle management.

    Cons

    This is a very top-down culture. For the ones in middle management - they somehow believe they know best and expect others to follow. That is okay as long as the ones in middle management are competent. The problem is that there are only a handful of those in here. The result is poor morale and culture - the worst is that stellar performers can burn out here fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TransCanada can be a great company to work in if and only if the leadership at the middle management level is significantly improved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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