TransCanada
3.4 of 5 64 reviews
www.transcanada.com Calgary, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 2, 2014

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TransCanada President, CEO, and Director Russell K. (Russ) Girling

Russell K. (Russ) Girling

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78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Just trying to appease the Canadian overlords.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey value family/vacation time. The moving packages for employees transferring locations is better than any other company I know. They have really good benefits, although the insurance plan is changing so the health benefits won't be as good as they used to be.

    ConsCompensation is no great shakes. Promotions are few and far between. If you're not Canadian, you probably aren't going very far in this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's okay to let people do their jobs and trust them to make decisions. It's also okay to hold contractors responsible for their mistakes. Novel, I know.

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, work life balance

    ConsI have been here over 5 years, no advancement opportunites. old management, old technology

    Advice to Senior Managementnew technology, younger management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Mechanical Technician (Former Employee)
    Sandwich, IL

    ProsGood pay, steady work, many locations

    ConsOlder equipment at some locations

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter technical training

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Prepare to work very hard everyday

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    Prosdecent pay, good benefits, nice office

    Conswork load! constant management changes, work load, middle management that really knows little about what they are managing. Not nearly enough field employees. work load.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe seem to have plenty vice presidents and directors, but not enough people that actually do the work. Don't have salary ranges and then only "allow" people to get to the middle of them and no higher.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for people just looking for a well paid easy 9 to 5.....

    Accountant Level II (Former Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Pros- Great compensation - 10% bonus every year, additional 10% after 3 years (more depending on job). $750 fitness allowance, 5% RRSP contribution every year.
    - 12 flex days, option to buy more.
    - Great work life balance
    - One of the only companies left with defined benefits
    - Lot's of all-you-can-drink parties and team building events!

    Cons- Large organization dynamics - rigid corporate structure, slow and steady career/pay progression, narrow job roles with little crossover, lot's of disgruntled employees and petty office politics, 9 out of 10 people were lazy, spoiled, whiners...

    - The only people that seemed to have any career satisfaction were those that made it to management.

    - Experience will definitely suffer here. I met lot's of people doing the same boring job for years and years, would not recommend for ambitious, hardworking individuals, that want a fast paced dynamic career. TC will suck the life out of you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHa! Why would Management change anything?! Everything that is wrong with TC is to their benefit. They get to do all the cool stuff nobody else gets to do and get paid astronomically more money to boot. Keep licking your greasy fingers!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good but short so limited review

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

    ProsOne good thing is that tcpl is one of the dew companies that still offers a Defined benefit plan, even though it still takes at least ywo years to be vested. They provide an environment that strives for engagement and community outreach

    ConsNo gym
    Avg pay for large company in energy sector

    Advice to Senior Managementinvest more in proper training and employees will feel more confident in their roles

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Compensation - OK Place to work

    Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsThe companies compensation system is easily in the top 10% of employers country wide.
    There are great opportunities for the 'right' people. If you find yourself on the right side of this glass wall, it's a great place to work. If not, shut up and get back to work.
    Most people there are great to work with.
    The business model is very sound so your underlying job security is great!

    ConsExtremely political environment. "Impression" of doing something is just as or more important than actual results in some departments.
    Middle management is consumed with the politics and makes for very busy work life with little to show for it, except a lot of stress.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor communication

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPart of a large, high profile pipeline

    ConsHigh turnaround. They are not able to retain quality people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Manager (Former Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsGood people
    Strong, Canadian-owned company
    Good variety of work
    Diverse business lines
    Great health benefits
    Good opportunities for annual bonuses/retention bonuses/stock plans

    ConsConservative with money for training, travel, and operating
    Decisions become easily bogged down in beaurocracy
    Overwork and frantic environment is chronic

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend some money and hire enough people to maintain the work-life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ups and downs.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Pros- Flexible hours
    - Relationship oriented company. Co-workers are generally very friendly and approachable. It's easy to build relationships.
    - Opportunities to grow (but you have to fight for them. You can't sit back and expect to be recognized. You have to get yourself noticed)
    - Flex days

    Cons- Poor middle management
    - Difficult to grow unless you fight for opportunities
    - No formal mentorship program
    - No worker lounge area
    - Lack of resources (staff, field workers, office space, etc.)
    - Too much work for the number of workers available so workers are overworked throughout company

    Advice to Senior Management- Managers need to be fitting for the role. They should have hands-on experience working within the department they are managing or at least have enough knowledge to be able to provide insight to workers when challenges in workers' work arises.
    - Recognize hard workers beyond giving a bonus. Provide new growth opportunities for them, hear their ideas, etc.
    - Obtain more resources (need a major increase in employees in the office and in the field)
    - Improve communication between managers of departments which work together. Some managers seem to think one thing while other managers seem to think another and it's the workers who are left to suffer when one manager says "no" while the other manager says "yes"
    - Have a formal mentorship program available to all employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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