TransCanada
3.3 of 5 56 reviews
www.transcanada.com Calgary, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

TransCanada Reviews

Updated Apr 2, 2014

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

Russell K. (Russ) Girling

(28 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great benefits, work life balance"
    in 7 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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Meaning experience

Accounts Payable (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

Pros- the people are awesome
- always willing to offer help

Cons- none, everything is pretty good

Advice to Senior Management- none

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

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Quality Control (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

ProsBig company and lots of opportunity

ConsThey most likely won't hire anyone that's not a engineer

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

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Good people - political environment

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

I have been working at TransCanada full-time for more than 10 years

Prosgood people, good benefits, and opportunities for those who are young

Conspolitical environment which is counter to corporate values

Advice to Senior ManagementThose in management need to be more seasoned individuals. The depth and breadth of one's work experience, and not youthfulness and education, should be the determining factor into who excels at TransCanada.

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

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Good company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at TransCanada

ProsLots of opportunities to move around the company

ConsNone I can think of

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

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Great Compensation - OK Place to work

Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at TransCanada full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThe companies compensation system is easily in the top 10% of employers country wide.
There are great opportunities for the 'right' people. If you find yourself on the right side of this glass wall, it's a great place to work. If not, shut up and get back to work.
Most people there are great to work with.
The business model is very sound so your underlying job security is great!

ConsExtremely political environment. "Impression" of doing something is just as or more important than actual results in some departments.
Middle management is consumed with the politics and makes for very busy work life with little to show for it, except a lot of stress.

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

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TransCanada is a great company --- however, one needs to be proactive in order to gain diverse experience.

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

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

ProsGreat benefits, great people to work with.

ConsSome departments and managers had poor vision for developing people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Poor communication

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at TransCanada full-time

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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Great place to work if you are okay with taking orders

Engineer (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I have been working at TransCanada full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBenefits and pay are great especially for the calgary market

ConsPeople, especially the more senior staff and management - tends to be filled with 'yes' people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Manager (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I worked at TransCanada full-time for more than a year

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at TransCanada

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

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

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

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