AltaGas Reviews

Updated May 30, 2015
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AltaGas Chairman, President, and CEO David W. Cornhill
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  1. OK

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Accountant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Financial Accountant in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at AltaGas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, flexible schedule, good location

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted, not high pay, extra hours working when deadlines approaching

    Advice to Management

    Look around for people who are willing to contribute, promote within


  2. Helpful (1)

    Bottom line focus

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

    I have been working at AltaGas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some pockets of the organization have a learning, development and employee-oriented culture. There are many wonderful people who work at this organization. This company has the potential to be great. The share price does very well.

    Cons

    The tone from the top is that the bottom line takes precedence over employee growth. There is very weak communication and executive level presence in this organization on a day-to-day basis. It's unfortunate how many people are under utilized while senior management keeps hiring VPs from external sources.

    Advice to Management

    Create a culture of employee growth. You'd be surprised how well the employees take care of the bottom line then.


  3. Positive and diverse but slow to adapt and provide growth opportunities.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Coordinator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Support Coordinator in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at AltaGas (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The positive experiences I have had at AltaGas can be attributed to the: - good work-life balance - - high level of energy - company's growth trajectory - diverse employee pool

    Cons

    The negative experiences I have had at AltaGAs can be attributed to: - Unclear job description - Compensation - Work load - Position progression/growth opportunities


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  5. Helpful (3)

    it used to be a good place to work

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

    I have been working at AltaGas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    this used to be a great place to work, sadly its fallen victim to its own success. At one time they hired only the best and brightest. Work-life balance used to be stellar, now 60+ hour weeks are the norm.

    Cons

    A lot of the "new wave" of management hires have been people who can talk a lot, but can't achieve anything The company has stopped promoting from within. It is routine now to pass over more than qualified people in favour of outsiders - the "grass is greener" symptom.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously consider firing half of the VP and Director level employees, they are the ones creating the wave of attrition in the organization.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great experience, fast paced and at times demanding

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

    I worked at AltaGas full-time

    Pros

    Great proving ground as they at times give you a heavy workload, and if you manage it well it is rewarding. Perhaps a function of being understaffed but lower level employees get challenging work and earn experience that you would only get exposure to as a more senior employee elsewhere.

    Cons

    Demanding at times due the feeling of being understaffed. Salary could be more competitive. Top heavy organization in certain areas and not always a meritocracy for employee recognition.

    Advice to Management

    With the strong focus on growth don't get too tunnel visioned in the process and remember to stop and share the wealth with the guys at ground zero once in a while.


  7. Harmattan is arguably the best place to jump start your career as a plant technician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Harmattan, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Operator in Harmattan, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at AltaGas full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -tons of critical processes and equipment to learn -teaches valuable skills that other plants may not recommend -good work community

    Cons

    -benefits are below average -wage is on par -plant layout can be frustrating -employee turnover rates are very high

    Advice to Management

    it's the little things that count.


  8. Great staff, but terrible senior management.

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

    I have been working at AltaGas full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people that have potential to do great work.

    Cons

    Senior management micromanages everyone they can, they are not approachable and are not fair in giving out mid term bonus.

    Advice to Management

    STOP micromanaging!!


  9. positive experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Services Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Financial Services Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at AltaGas part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ability to move around various departments, good employee benefits and celebrations

    Cons

    small company and still growing, which lends to some challenges in process efficiencies


  10. slow

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

    I worked at AltaGas full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    stable, not as demanding, lots of time for work life balance

    Cons

    slow to change, inefficient, not the best place to grow


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work!

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

    I worked at AltaGas

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People at AltaGas were very friendly, and it was a great atmosphere to work in. Employers were fair and I found that I could talk to management about whatever I needed to.

    Cons

    At times it seemed a little bureaucratic in that to see effective change you had to talk to the right people. But there weren't that many people working there, so once you figured out the communication lines, it was fine.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all employees fairly and make sure there is clear understanding of all decisions. Otherwise, people tend to worry about their job security when there is no reason to.



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