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AltaGas Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
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AltaGas Chairman, President, and CEO David W. Cornhill
David W. Cornhill
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  1. "Summer Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great summer workplace, good corporate culture and management

    Cons

    Depends on placement luck - can be extremely relevant or irrelevant to your degree


  2. "Accounting Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AltaGas full-time

    Pros

    great organization with friendly staff

    Cons

    none none none none none

  3. "Stepping stone"

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    Former Employee - New Graduate Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - New Graduate Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AltaGas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility and experience with little to no oversight gives you great marketability in future jobs as long as you don't make an error due to lack of guidance
    Great networking opportunities working with clients and vendors for future jobs
    All the upper management and HR just likes partying all of the time so it can be a fun place to work since they decide all of the company days off and company events and set the tone... not sure how it stays profitable though at the rate of unproductiveness

    Cons

    Aim at paying below market average
    Company is controlled by HR, who doesn't care or understand anything about operations, which is what generates income
    Great people work there but don't stay long due to backwards management and inefficiency

    Advice to Management

    Zip up your pants and set an example
    Take away any decision making power from HR - they are meant to be a support role, their ineptitude at making sustainable operational and business decisions will eventually come back and bite you


  4. "Poorly managed"

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    Current Employee - Support Services in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Support Services in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good coworkers, Corporate Days off just before a long weekend, acceptable benefits

    Cons

    pay well below industry standards, pay lip service only to employees, company couldn't care less in reality what employees want and think, management totally out of touch with workplace and workforce, great for people starting out in their career but no career development - you have to go elsewhere for opportunities, horrible managers that have no business managing

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and walk the talk. You say one thing but your actions convey an entirely different thing.


  5. "Great people, lost focus since founder stepped back"

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    Former Employee - Mid-Level Management in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Mid-Level Management in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AltaGas full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people at the line and managerial level. Good projects and BD makes for lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    When former CEO (Cornhill) stepped back the company lost focus on its core values. Lip service is paid to anything beyond the "deck-plate". Cornhill had a vision and created a great company. Look at the stock price since the leadership changes so see how much has been lost.


  6. "Solid Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of great people to work with, and the company appears to be in good financial shape, despite recent lay-offs.

    Cons

    There are many frustrated and unhappy employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and give people a chance to speak. Your people are your greatest asset.


  7. "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    vacation time
    benefits
    yearly bonus and stock bonus

    Cons

    managers can speak to you however they want
    some staff can come and go as they please, while others are encouraged to drive in poor conditions (blizzards) to not miss a day of work

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Poor culture, bad management"

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    Current Employee - New Graduate Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - New Graduate Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AltaGas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    New graduate program gives you exposure to different areas in the company. Health benefits are okay, promised bonus structure was attractive, although the company has not followed through over the past year.

    Cons

    Managers consistently treat new grads like they're admin assistants. You role up to HR, and they have no idea what you're actually doing. Bonuses are grouped together with the other analysts in your year. No mechanism for feedback or evaluation. Job prospects coming out of the program are grim. New grad role is perfect for someone looking to be a glorified summer student. Despite what you're told, you have no say in deciding your future role, essentially a detached HR admin places you wherever they feel is best. If you're pursuing a cpa good luck accumulating usable hours. Many employees are waiting for commodities to pickup so they can leave.

    Advice to Management

    Allow managers to have a direct impact on bonus structure/yearly reviews. Listen to feedback from current and previous new grads to improve the program.


  9. "Senior Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AltaGas full-time

    Pros

    Good working Environment. Promote and support young talent.

    Cons

    Compensation package could be improved. Not RSP matching or Saving accounts. Company

    Advice to Management

    Review compensation package and define better roles & responsibilities for different teams and levels of expertise- It also applies between boundaries and accountabilities among different teams.


  10. "AltaGas 2016 Employee Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse company with good employees and leadership. Company is well positioned in its industry and offers employees opportunities to advance within the company through internal hiring and promotions. Company also offers good work life balance.

    Cons

    While the company generally treats their employees fairly well. Almost all non director / executive positions are under compensated when compared to industry norms. This leads to talented employees frequently leaving the company for better compensation packages.

    Advice to Management

    The main thing management could do to make AltaGas a better place to work would be to improve compensation packages. either through increased salaries or improved benefit packages, as both are severely lagging when compared to industry standards.


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