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Updated Jul 10, 2014

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3.4 64 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

TransCanada President, CEO, and Director Russell K. (Russ) Girling

Russell K. (Russ) Girling

(30 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Poor communication

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPart of a large, high profile pipeline

    ConsHigh turnaround. They are not able to retain quality people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Work Environment

    Manager (Former Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsGood people
    Strong, Canadian-owned company
    Good variety of work
    Diverse business lines
    Great health benefits
    Good opportunities for annual bonuses/retention bonuses/stock plans

    ConsConservative with money for training, travel, and operating
    Decisions become easily bogged down in beaurocracy
    Overwork and frantic environment is chronic

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend some money and hire enough people to maintain the work-life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ups and downs.

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

    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 Senior Management- 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsFairly good compensation package with flexibility of purchasing more vacations.

    ConsToo much office politics between departments. Lack of clear directions from senior managements. Opportunities for promotion or internal transfer are minimal unless you worked for the company for a long time. The demographic of company is mostly made up by baby boomers. Middle management lacks leadership and initiatives.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould promote more training or continue education for people in the mid-thirties to prepare for the baby boomers' retirements. Best to have a re-organization of the middle management level.

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    TransCanada, a great place to work, but caution on mobility expectations

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsAs a whole, it is a safe organization. Essentially a low-risk player in the energy industry and that means more security.

    ConsWhile senior management (c-level) are forward thinking, middle management can tend to be archaec in their attitudes and approaches to management. TC has grown significantly in the last few years, and the internal divide is apparent. This translates to heightened frustration and job dissatisfaction at the employee level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome serious house keeping is in order at the middle management level. The cracks in corporate culture may be hard to see, but could result in serious performance shortcomings down the road.

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    Environmental Analyst (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsTransCanada offers some really good Good benefits, and offers many opportunities to climb the coporate ladder as it is a bigger company.

    ConsIt is very large, sometimes you feel like insignificant, just a fish in the ocean. It's hard to see all aspects of the work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to spend more time on the indiviual may be with a mentorship program or some kind of professional guidance structure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsWork life balance is great

    ConsOpportunities to move up are neglibile

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Decent salary
    - ok advancement opportunity
    - culture is good relaxing atmosphere

    Cons- training is good if you are new to a job otherwise hard to get training for growth purposes
    - relaxing atmosphere also a negative as some employees simply don't perform and very little is done about it

    Advice to Senior Managementannual reviews should really take a good look at the non performers and lose the dead weight

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company - slow career growth

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsGood compensation, nice work environment, interesting work, opp to learn OTJ

    ConsHR policies have no backbone. Leaders place no consequences on negative actions -- more emphasis placed on bottom dollars than on human 'resources'. To much nepotism leads to very political clique environment on some teams. Preference to hire more youthful individuals leads to a high degree of inexperience impacting overall team performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlace more women in leadership roles. Hire qualified experienced people and stop hiring your neighbors kid .. Provide all your leaders with a formal leadership training program throughout the organization. Enforce your corp policies and live your corporate values.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty great so far.

    Engineer (Current Employee) Houston, TX

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

    ConsNot too many areas for growth in the US at this time

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore guidance and leadership

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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