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TransCanada Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
67 Reviews
3.9
67 Reviews
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TransCanada President, CEO, and Director Russell K. (Russ) Girling
Russell K. (Russ) Girling
32 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.  

    Great people to work with

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TransCanada

    Pros

    Many career options. Great people. Good pay. Everyone respects everyone.

    Cons

    Engineering jobs are not too technical.
    Hard to find the right department to get the right people you are looking for. However this is because the company is really big.

  2.  

    Pleasant with the exception of cross border issues.

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

    I worked at TransCanada full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work life balance and the benefits were good

    Cons

    cross border relationship challenges with upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Software Developer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Houston, TX

    I worked at TransCanada as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    _ Good pay
    _ Friendly Environment

    Cons

    _ A few awful managers.
    _ My manager (Sam) is super cool.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    _ Make employees work harder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    By far the BEST company I've ever worked for!!

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

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A great company headed in a great direction. Overall just NICE people to work with -- people will take time to help you, and the politics are kept to a minimum. A rarity among companies today, and quite refreshing from most of the jobs I've held. Salary and benefits are terrific. The salary is very competitive, but so is getting a job here -- they want good candidates and they want to keep their employees. The health benefits are top notch. Retirement benefits are also the best of any company I've ever worked for. I put 5% of my salary into my 401K, and they match that entire 5% PLUS add another 7%. So that's 17% going into my retirement account, and I only had to put in 5% of it. Immediate vesting. Pretty nice! They also have a pension option in lieu of the extra 7% 401k contribution.

    Cons

    Thus far I personally have not found any cons, although I have only worked here for a few months. However, I work on the US side, and I do hear rumblings from some of my colleagues that the Canada side sometimes does not fully understand the needs of the US side. Since the decisions are made in Canada (Calgargy headquarters), I suppose sometimes that could translate into an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - App Support Junior Developer  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - App Support Junior Developer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at TransCanada as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work Environment good people, and amazing culture

    Cons

    Ability to Advance takes quite sometime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Up the great JOB

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Summer Student: Wonderful experience, technical skills developed.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Student  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Summer Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at TransCanada as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Excuse the point form: High degree of operational latitude (freedom from micromanagement). Flexible hours. Decent pay (for a summer student position). Was given interesting work which taught me valuable technical skills. Was fully utilized. Was given a surprising amount of responsibility given my position as an intern. Donuts on Friday.

    Cons

    Printers are bad. Air conditions seems to have a mind of its own. Wifi is pretty sketchy. Was only given a single, small monitor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company!

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

    I worked at TransCanada

    Pros

    Management very approachable, understandable, willing to work with you

    Cons

    Long working hours, deadlines are important

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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