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TransCanada Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
67 Reviews
3.9
67 Reviews
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TransCanada President, CEO, and Director Russell K. (Russ) Girling
Russell K. (Russ) Girling
32 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.  

    Overall a great company with good work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good office culture, generally a great bunch of people working here, nice to have 4 day long weekends in the summer

    Cons

    Would be nice to have more flexible work schedules - ie working from home and/or working longer hours for 2 fridays off a month (like another big firm across the street!)
    Typical large company, lots of bureaucratic IT policies like making a business case in order to get new software
    Computers can be very old and slow, upgrade time is long

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - App Support Junior Developer  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - App Support Junior Developer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good work Environment good people, and amazing culture

    Cons

    Ability to Advance takes quite sometime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Up the great JOB

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Business Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    Opportunities to move up are neglibile

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work

    • 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

    Pros

    - Decent salary
    - ok advancement opportunity
    - culture is good relaxing atmosphere

    Cons

    - training is good if you are new to a job otherwise hard to get training for growth purposes
    - relaxing atmosphere also a negative as some employees simply don't perform and very little is done about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    annual reviews should really take a good look at the non performers and lose the dead weight

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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 for 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
  8.  

    Summer Student - Accounts Payable

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    • 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 for less than a 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
  9.  

    Good company - slow career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good compensation, nice work environment, interesting work, opp to learn OTJ

    Cons

    HR policies have no backbone. Leaders place no consequences on negative actions -- more emphasis placed on bottom dollars than on human 'resources'. To much nepotism leads to very political clique environment on some teams. Preference to hire more youthful individuals leads to a high degree of inexperience impacting overall team performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more women in leadership roles. Hire qualified experienced people and stop hiring your neighbors kid .. Provide all your leaders with a formal leadership training program throughout the organization. Enforce your corp policies and live your corporate values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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 for more than a 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
  11.  

    Intern

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

    I have been working at TransCanada as an intern

    Pros

    opportunity to develop new skills

    Cons

    no enough supervisory to give directions

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