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Not what you know, It's who you know!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at TransCanada

Pros

Good benefits and good people
Good location
Good projects to work on

Cons

Extreme amount of favoritism
Poor communication on management to the point of hiding
Poor distribution of workload

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Seriously look at the managers and directors you put in positions they are not qualified to handle

No opinion of CEO

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    Ups and downs.

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

    I have been working at TransCanada

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company!

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    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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