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
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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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  1.  

    TransCanada review

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

    I have been working at TransCanada

    Pros

    TransCanada offers some really good Good benefits, and offers many opportunities to climb the coporate ladder as it is a bigger company.

    Cons

    It is very large, sometimes you feel like insignificant, just a fish in the ocean. It's hard to see all aspects of the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to spend more time on the indiviual may be with a mentorship program or some kind of professional guidance structure.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incompetent managers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at TransCanada as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good vacation and good benefits

    Cons

    Incompetent people are promoted to management by the incompetent manager. There are some incompetent managers in IS and they are close together. I don't understand why they get to fire other people. Some people didn't work much at all because of their close relationship to the managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort out incompetent managers in IS and let people who know what they are doing do the work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Over 12 years employed at TransCanda , very stable employment with excellent benifits.

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

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

    Pros

    Was given an excellent relocation package when when job moved to new location. Nice office and diverse work environment.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunties. Unable to establish growth with performance reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be awesome if steps for advancement were spelled out. You can work really hard and not know what management wants in order to gain promotion. Senior managment are great people but keep their distance from the worker bee empoyees. I would like to see senior management attend staff meetings for teambuilding. No company is perfect but their is hope for positive outcome here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Pockets of greatness

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

    I worked at TransCanada full-time

    Pros

    Some departments are great to work for

    Cons

    Some departments are now. After the SAP go-live, employee morale took a dive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall a great company with good work-life balance

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

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time (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
  7.  

    Business Analyst

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    Opportunities to move up are neglibile

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company - slow career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 (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 (more than an 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
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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