TransCanada Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Creativity Not Rewarded

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting 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.

    Cons

    It 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 Management

    Not 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.


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good overall compenstaion and pension plan. Very friendly personnel.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


  3. Not bad, but it could be better

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 Management

    Newsflash - 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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  5. Not what you know, It's who you know!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and good people Good location Good projects to work on

    Cons

    Extreme amount of favoritism Poor communication on management to the point of hiding Poor distribution of workload

    Advice to Management

    Seriously look at the managers and directors you put in positions they are not qualified to handle


  6. Great place to work if you are okay with taking orders

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are great especially for the calgary market

    Cons

    People, especially the more senior staff and management - tends to be filled with 'yes' people


  7. Good pay

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

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, short-term and long-term incentive compensation

    Cons

    The culture is in conflict to the values


  8. Not a company you want to work for if you expect to be mentored

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TransCanada full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits package with great stock purchase plan and pension.

    Cons

    Management usually did not have people management skills. Poor Managers across the company that only care about their own compensation packages. I would not recommend this as a company to work for if you are looking to start your career. Salary is average and work demands are high. My manager, in particular, stole my work products and isolated me from the rest of the team and blocked me from any career development opportunities.


  9. Prepare to work very hard everyday

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. TransCanada

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Technician in Sandwich, IL
    Former Employee - Mechanical Technician in Sandwich, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TransCanada full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, steady work, many locations

    Cons

    Older equipment at some locations

    Advice to Management

    Better technical training


  11. Technologist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    new technology, younger management



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