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Updated Jul 10, 2014

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3.4 64 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

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

Russell K. (Russ) Girling

(30 ratings)

78% 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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    Have a lot of work ahead of them

    Analyst (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsTheir pay is great, nice offices, vision for the future of the company is promising. Benefits are also really good.

    ConsPoor management, office atmosphere is stifling, management has clear favorites that they single out regularly and the rest are practically ignored. Those individuals new to management have no idea what they are doing, how to lead and also can be seen simply relying on their favorites to carry the workload and then use the favorite to delegate work to others, even though that favorite should not be doing so.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter train your management in the Houston office. Work on your office culture in the Houston office. Encourage the management in the Houston office to stop the high turnover of the contractors. Just when a contractor is trained, they either leave or are let go. That is not productive and creates resentment in the office.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Transcanada only thinks about the money and not the potential threat to the environment. Greedy

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO

    ProsWorked 6 days a week for 14 hours per day. Lots of money made in 3 months working on pipeline.

    ConsSafety issues were supposed to be important but when it came to the almighty dollar and finishing up in time - people took risks.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    An uncaring company of all the boots on the ground workforce causes rapid burnout.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPay & benefits, Pay & benefits, Pay & benefits, Pay & benefits, Pay & benefits, Pay & benefits, Pay & benefits.

    ConsConstant confusion about work requirements. Not enough people on the ground to operate the plants safely. Poor training practices if any training is given. Due to lack of people, placing in positions that they are not trained or skilled to perform. A total lack of respect of the general employee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more field employees. Put people in there expertise.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Archaeic management style, Poor employee morale, Lack of integrity

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsMoney is good. Benefits are great. Job safety is strong. The location is central. Building is nice. The executive team is fantastic. The new CEO is grounded, intelligent and extremely well suited to lead TC for the next few years. Problem is in the middle management.

    ConsThis is a very top-down culture. For the ones in middle management - they somehow believe they know best and expect others to follow. That is okay as long as the ones in middle management are competent. The problem is that there are only a handful of those in here. The result is poor morale and culture - the worst is that stellar performers can burn out here fast.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTransCanada can be a great company to work in if and only if the leadership at the middle management level is significantly improved.

    No, I would not 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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    Great place to work if you are okay with taking orders

    Engineer (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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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    Not bad, but it could be better

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsVery happy with peers. A lot of great people to work with.

    ConsThe work seems to be biased by individual manager agendas. When you have politically driven work and sneaky / ambitious management who are interested in looking good to their superiors, it creates an environment ripe with partisans - those who the managers favor vs those who don't. Progress for those who don't obviously is non-existent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNewsflash - the Peak Performance and Leadership development program is not working! Stop measuring this program by surveying the managers. Survey the ones who receive the leadership..and not just once a year with the 360 degree reviews. Managers find ways to identify the ones who give negative reviews..and punish them.

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    Working at TransCanada good for your pension not good for your career

    IT Engineer (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsGood overall compenstaion and pension plan. Very friendly personnel.

    ConsIncompetent middle managment. Unclear directions. Very low oppourtunity for advancement. Too much politics. Too much process red tape. Huge disconnects between various departments

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many management layers. Need to focus on getting the job done rather than sharpening their political skills.

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    Creativity Not Rewarded

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

    ProsInteresting and challnging work.
    Very professional people work there who are committed to doing a good job.
    Good compensation practices and excellent benefits.
    There is a general understanding at the corporate level about the importance of investing in people.

    ConsIt is a very structured work environment where there seems to be a policy, procedure or process for everything and anything. If you are a creative, self starting individual, this is not the place for you. If you like structure, clear objectives and favor management over leadership - this may be a good place for you to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot all of the intellectual capital in the organization is held at the VP level and above. Actually inspiring people to take the initiative and do work to the best of their ability will likely pay some real dividends.

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