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Updated Jul 23, 2014

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3.4 65 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

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

Russell K. (Russ) Girling

(31 ratings)

79% 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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    Business Analyst

    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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    Pleasant with the exception of cross border issues.

    Associate (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    Proswork life balance and the benefits were good

    Conscross border relationship challenges with upper management

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Summer Student - Accounts Payable

    Summer Student (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGood Pay, Plenty of Hours

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementManager wasn't helpful

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsCubicles 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Just trying to appease the Canadian overlords.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey 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.

    ConsCompensation 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 Senior ManagementIt'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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    TransCanada was Great Company to work for.

    Technician (Former Employee) Bemidji, MN

    ProsGreat Benifits, Great Co-workers, Great Pay

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more employees to reduce the travel & stress to complete multiple jobs.

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

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    What it is like to intern at TransCanada

    Mechanical Engineering Intern (Former Employee) Troy, MI

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsNot a lot of opportunity for full time hire

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company - advancement Opportunities very limited

    Technology (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits and Pay - Great work life balance - knowledgeable employees - Great safety culture - Community relations - Friendly environment

    Conslittle chance for advancement, aging senior management, Tons of Bureaucracy , Very few oppertunites to stay current with technology ,

    Advice to Senior Managementget some younger thoughts into management - embrace technology

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

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    Software Developer Intern

    Software Developer (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    Pros_ Good pay
    _ Friendly Environment

    Cons_ A few awful managers.
    _ My manager (Sam) is super cool.

    Advice to Senior Management_ Make employees work harder.

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

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