TransCanada

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TransCanada Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
71 Reviews
3.8
71 Reviews
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TransCanada President, CEO, and Director Russell K. (Russ) Girling
Russell K. (Russ) Girling
34 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance and the benefits were good (in 9 reviews)

  • 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 (in 8 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.  

    Business Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    Opportunities to move up are neglibile

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Pretty great so far.

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

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits
    3 weeks vacation
    1 week PTO
    Extra Company contributions above the 5% match to 401k if you elect out of pension plan

    Cons

    Not too many areas for growth in the US at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More guidance and leadership

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Wonderful company and work environment. I'd recommend to any professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TransCanada

    Pros

    I learned many new skills from working here. The people were absolutely helpful and the upper management was very supportive.

    Cons

    Cubicles could have been set up better. I mean only one chair and no place for a visitor to sit. Speaker phone enabled for all cubicle users.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    TransCanada was Great Company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician in Bemidji, MN
    Former Employee - Technician in Bemidji, MN

    I worked at TransCanada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benifits, Great Co-workers, Great Pay

    Cons

    Travel away from home often. Under Manpower to cover large area with multiple task, projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more employees to reduce the travel & stress to complete multiple jobs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    What it is like to intern at TransCanada

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Troy, MI

    I worked at TransCanada as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company, the people are nice and the work is interesting. You are able to grow as an engineer and learn a lot from senior engineers.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for full time hire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company - advancement Opportunities very limited

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology
    Current Employee - Technology

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and Pay - Great work life balance - knowledgeable employees - Great safety culture - Community relations - Friendly environment

    Cons

    little chance for advancement, aging senior management, Tons of Bureaucracy , Very few oppertunites to stay current with technology ,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some younger thoughts into management - embrace technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TransCanada

    Pros

    Good Company solid benefits and senior management

    Cons

    Disconnect with required mobility of employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    excellent

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

    I have been working at TransCanada as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice working environment, everyone is really friendly

    Cons

    commuting downtown is painful (1hour each way)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Mechanical Technician

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Technician in Sandwich, IL
    Former Employee - Mechanical Technician in Sandwich, IL

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

    Pros

    Great job stability, Good benefits, good pay

    Cons

    Poor training, poor teamwork, inconsistent application of safety procedures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve training for new hires

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    My experieince at TransCanada is good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IS Integration & Control Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior IS Integration & Control Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great work & life balance, and good people to work with

    Cons

    Promotion is not based on performance, rather seniority. Pay is not tied to performance. Unnecessary need to use team leads that adds another layer to business processes. No minority member of the executive leadership team, not even in the Director position, VP, Senior VPs, or Executive Leadership Team (it's still a white man's world at TransCanada).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate team leads, we're are all professionals and not high school student at a grocery store that needs someone to push us around and monitor our actions. Delegate and people will more than deliver. Hire or promote a minority member to the executive leadership team. Tie pay and promotion to performance not Seniority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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