TransCanada

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TransCanada Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
71 Reviews
3.8
71 Reviews
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TransCanada President, CEO, and Director Russell K. (Russ) Girling
Russell K. (Russ) Girling
34 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    TransCanada

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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

    Good pay, steady work, many locations

    Cons

    Older equipment at some locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better technical training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company

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    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
  6.  

    excellent

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    • 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    My experieince at TransCanada is good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IS Integration & Control Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior IS Integration & Control Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great work & life balance, and good people to work with

    Cons

    Promotion is not based on performance, rather seniority. Pay is not tied to performance. Unnecessary need to use team leads that adds another layer to business processes. No minority member of the executive leadership team, not even in the Director position, VP, Senior VPs, or Executive Leadership Team (it's still a white man's world at TransCanada).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate team leads, we're are all professionals and not high school student at a grocery store that needs someone to push us around and monitor our actions. Delegate and people will more than deliver. Hire or promote a minority member to the executive leadership team. Tie pay and promotion to performance not Seniority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Have a lot of work ahead of them

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Poor 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 ManagementAdvice

    Better 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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