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TransCanada Reviews in Canada

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
77 Reviews
3.8
77 Reviews
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TransCanada President, CEO, and Director Russell K. (Russ) Girling
Russell K. (Russ) Girling
36 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance and the benefits were good (in 10 reviews)

  • Good pay, good vacation and good benefits (in 9 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.  

    Overall, it was a challenging, fun, and invaluable work experience.

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

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

    Pros

    - Fast paced environment
    - Fun and relaxed corporate culture
    - Opportunities to network

    Cons

    - Lack of training
    - Work can be mundane and tedious
    - Lack of direction, instruction, and guidance from leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Establish and enforce standardization and consistency throughout the whole organization
    - Improve on efficiency and effective work strategies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TransCanada

    Pros

    Location, salary, work Environment, Industry

    Cons

    I work as a contractor and I will prefer to be core Employee

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incompetent managers

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

    I worked at TransCanada as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good vacation and good benefits

    Cons

    Incompetent people are promoted to management by the incompetent manager. There are some incompetent managers in IS and they are close together. I don't understand why they get to fire other people. Some people didn't work much at all because of their close relationship to the managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort out incompetent managers in IS and let people who know what they are doing do the work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Unless you're starving

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

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

    Pros

    Company I phone, get to drive a white truck, every now and then they will supply pizza for lunch. Unlimited paper and pens.

    Cons

    Management, work practice, poor planning, no looking ahead, no attrition planning. low wages, so many cons.
    We've always done it this way... worse job ever

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Pockets of greatness

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

    I worked at TransCanada full-time

    Pros

    Some departments are great to work for

    Cons

    Some departments are now. After the SAP go-live, employee morale took a dive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stuck in the past

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

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

    Pros

    Some really smart people in the ranks. If you're not concerned about climbing the corporate ladder you can find work to keep you occupied. Benefits are OK. Some travel opportunity.

    Cons

    The corporate structure is a joke. No one knows who does what. Projects are always delayed. Managers are among the worse I have ever seen. Way too many layers. We think we're inovative, but we really are not. Senior leadership is an old boys club.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to really shake things up. Most of the managers here don't understand how to run a business and make money. Time to forget about Keystone XL and move on. Do some post project reviews and get rid of the people who keep bringing projects way over budget. Stick to your fundamental business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good pipeline company to work for

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

    I worked at TransCanada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some opportunity for advancement; busy; decent work environment

    Cons

    Not really flexible with working hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more opportunities for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Overall a great company with good work-life balance

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

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good office culture, generally a great bunch of people working here, nice to have 4 day long weekends in the summer

    Cons

    Would be nice to have more flexible work schedules - ie working from home and/or working longer hours for 2 fridays off a month (like another big firm across the street!)
    Typical large company, lots of bureaucratic IT policies like making a business case in order to get new software
    Computers can be very old and slow, upgrade time is long

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Oil Pipelines Engineering Intern

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

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

    Pros

    The managers, at least mine, are mostly great. They provide good feedback and appreciation for what you do. There are lots of good opportunities to learn different things if you look for them

    Cons

    I did not see my manager a lot, so most of the time I was stuck with my team. There were few members in the team that were horrible. They would give you all of the crappy work that they don't want to do, and they tell you it will be a "nice learning exerience". BS. You will feell like a dumpster, all the crap will be dumped on you unless you stand up for yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat you interns better. Give them more meaningful tasks, even if they are small.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (less than an 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

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