TransCanada

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TransCanada Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
76 Reviews
3.8
76 Reviews
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TransCanada President, CEO, and Director Russell K. (Russ) Girling
Russell K. (Russ) Girling
36 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    What it is like to intern at TransCanada

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    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
  2.  

    Technologist

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    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
  3.  

    Great Company - advancement Opportunities very limited

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology
    Current Employee - Technology

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some younger thoughts into management - embrace technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Software Developer Intern

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    _ Good pay
    _ Friendly Environment

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    _ Make employees work harder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    TransCanada

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Technician in Sandwich, IL
    Former Employee - Mechanical Technician in Sandwich, IL

    I worked at TransCanada full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, steady work, many locations

    Cons

    Older equipment at some locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better technical training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company

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

    I have been working at TransCanada

    Pros

    Good Company solid benefits and senior management

    Cons

    Disconnect with required mobility of employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    excellent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at TransCanada as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice working environment, everyone is really friendly

    Cons

    commuting downtown is painful (1hour each way)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Mechanical Technician

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Technician in Sandwich, IL
    Former Employee - Mechanical Technician in Sandwich, IL

    I worked at TransCanada full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great job stability, Good benefits, good pay

    Cons

    Poor training, poor teamwork, inconsistent application of safety procedures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve training for new hires

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    By far the BEST company I've ever worked for!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A great company headed in a great direction. Overall just NICE people to work with -- people will take time to help you, and the politics are kept to a minimum. A rarity among companies today, and quite refreshing from most of the jobs I've held. Salary and benefits are terrific. The salary is very competitive, but so is getting a job here -- they want good candidates and they want to keep their employees. The health benefits are top notch. Retirement benefits are also the best of any company I've ever worked for. I put 5% of my salary into my 401K, and they match that entire 5% PLUS add another 7%. So that's 17% going into my retirement account, and I only had to put in 5% of it. Immediate vesting. Pretty nice! They also have a pension option in lieu of the extra 7% 401k contribution.

    Cons

    Thus far I personally have not found any cons, although I have only worked here for a few months. However, I work on the US side, and I do hear rumblings from some of my colleagues that the Canada side sometimes does not fully understand the needs of the US side. Since the decisions are made in Canada (Calgargy headquarters), I suppose sometimes that could translate into an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Prepare to work very hard everyday

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    decent pay, good benefits, nice office

    Cons

    work load! constant management changes, work load, middle management that really knows little about what they are managing. Not nearly enough field employees. work load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We seem to have plenty vice presidents and directors, but not enough people that actually do the work. Don't have salary ranges and then only "allow" people to get to the middle of them and no higher.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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