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

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Updated Apr 2, 2014

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

Russell K. (Russ) Girling

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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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Engineering intern

Pipeline Integrity (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I have been working at TransCanada as an intern for more than a year

Prosgood work environment , excellent salary

Consstuck in only mid stream industry specifically pipeline

Advice to Senior Managementbe more productive

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

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Summer Student (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

ProsEnjoyed working there. No interview for summer students so pretty cool

ConsAs a summer student my role was very repititive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at TransCanada

ProsGood Company solid benefits and senior management

ConsDisconnect with required mobility of employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Summer Student (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I have been working at TransCanada full-time for less than a year

Prosmany opportunites
lots of support

Consheirarchy and office politics can be draining

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

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Growing Company and good money to be made

Integrity EIT (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

ProsLots of meaningful work...no shortage of work

Consdata systems are going through a change and creating confusion and back log. Hiring many ppl who dont know pipe and so have to deal with differeing backgrounds and differering cultures and sometimes...incompetence.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is old school, rwetire already and bring younger ppl to be part of the 'Leadership Team'

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

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Great place to start, lots of opportunities to grow in pipelines

Developer (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I worked at TransCanada as a contractor for more than a year

ProsFriendly co-workers and management. Many resources to learn from.

ConsPigeon-holed into one job description. Hard to get out without certain certifications.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhile certifications weed out employees that are not qualified for the tasks, being too specific can weed out employees that are. For example, a computer science graduate is just as qualified as a software engineer in programming and development, but because they don't have the "engineering" title, they won't be considered by TransCanada for a developer position. It's a shame because TransCanada loses good temporary or contract employees that have been trained in TransCanada's procedures to new hires that have to be trained, but have the specific certification. Would save TransCanada a lot more time and money if they eased up on their certification process.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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excellent

Intern (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsNice working environment, everyone is really friendly

Conscommuting downtown is painful (1hour each way)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Mechanical Technician (Former Employee)
Sandwich, IL

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

ProsGreat job stability, Good benefits, good pay

ConsPoor training, poor teamwork, inconsistent application of safety procedures

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove training for new hires

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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Place to be

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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