TransCanada Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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TransCanada President, CEO, and Director Russell K. (Russ) Girling
Russell K. (Russ) Girling
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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. TransCanada is a great company to work for.

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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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits, rotating schedule

    Cons

    Rotating Schedule, No Snow days

  2. Great Company

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

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company Culture,
    Most co-workers are always willing to help.
    Benefits are well above average.
    Great work / life balance
    Your safety is always a priority

    Cons

    Training has room for improvement

  3. Over 12 years employed at TransCanda , very stable employment with excellent benifits.

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

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was given an excellent relocation package when when job moved to new location. Nice office and diverse work environment.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunties. Unable to establish growth with performance reviews.

    Advice to Management

    It would be awesome if steps for advancement were spelled out. You can work really hard and not know what management wants in order to gain promotion. Senior managment are great people but keep their distance from the worker bee empoyees. I would like to see senior management attend staff meetings for teambuilding. No company is perfect but their is hope for positive outcome here.

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  5. 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.

  6. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    Opportunities to move up are neglibile

  7. Pleasant with the exception of cross border issues.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance and the benefits were good

    Cons

    cross border relationship challenges with upper management

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Summer Student - Accounts Payable

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

    I worked at TransCanada as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay, Plenty of Hours

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Manager wasn't helpful

  9. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    More guidance and leadership

  10. 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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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.

  11. Just trying to appease the Canadian overlords.

    • 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 a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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