TransCanada

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TransCanada Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
71 Reviews
3.8
71 Reviews
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TransCanada President, CEO, and Director Russell K. (Russ) Girling
Russell K. (Russ) Girling
34 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great people to work with

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TransCanada

    Pros

    Many career options. Great people. Good pay. Everyone respects everyone.

    Cons

    Engineering jobs are not too technical.
    Hard to find the right department to get the right people you are looking for. However this is because the company is really big.

  2.  

    Business Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    Opportunities to move up are neglibile

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Pleasant with the exception of cross border issues.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    work life balance and the benefits were good

    Cons

    cross border relationship challenges with upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Summer Student - Accounts Payable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Student in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Summer Student in Houston, TX

    I worked at TransCanada as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Pay, Plenty of Hours

    Cons

    Didn't challenge me, didn't have enough work for me

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manager wasn't helpful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Pretty great so far.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not too many areas for growth in the US at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More guidance and leadership

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful company and work environment. I'd recommend to any professional

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

    I worked at TransCanada

    Pros

    I learned many new skills from working here. The people were absolutely helpful and the upper management was very supportive.

    Cons

    Cubicles could have been set up better. I mean only one chair and no place for a visitor to sit. Speaker phone enabled for all cubicle users.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Just trying to appease the Canadian overlords.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They value family/vacation time. The moving packages for employees transferring locations is better than any other company I know. 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.

    Cons

    Compensation is no great shakes. Promotions are few and far between. If you're not Canadian, you probably aren't going very far in this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's okay to let people do their jobs and trust them to make decisions. It's also okay to hold contractors responsible for their mistakes. Novel, I know.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    TransCanada was Great Company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician in Bemidji, MN
    Former Employee - Technician in Bemidji, MN

    I worked at TransCanada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benifits, Great Co-workers, Great Pay

    Cons

    Travel away from home often. Under Manpower to cover large area with multiple task, projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more employees to reduce the travel & stress to complete multiple jobs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    What it is like to intern at TransCanada

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Troy, MI

    I worked at TransCanada as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company, the people are nice and the work is interesting. You are able to grow as an engineer and learn a lot from senior engineers.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for full time hire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Technologist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    I have been here over 5 years, no advancement opportunites. old management, old technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    new technology, younger management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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