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AltaGas Reviews

Updated November 21, 2017
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AltaGas Chairman, President, and CEO David W. Cornhill
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  1. "Nice folks, lack of communication and planning"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Pomona, CA
    Current Employee - Operations in Pomona, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay decent, really nice people,

    Cons

    Poor planning, lack of communication, and many of their directives are set in stone, no feedback based on how it actually pans out

    Advice to Management

    Plan a little, stop trying to paint a rosy picture when things are bad. We want to help an be productive.


  2. Helpful (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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Some changes will need to be made"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture among most groups
    Company offers good work life balance
    Decent benefits
    Smart group of people to work with

    Cons

    Culture has been declining over the past few years
    Pay is below market average
    Lack of policies and procedures can hinder progress significantly
    Lack of segregation between some HR folk and senior management has made for poor optics in the past, especially during outside events

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate aspects of the "Calgary cowboy style" with the upcoming acquisition in site
    Encourage more promotion from within


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership poor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Could be a great company

    Cons

    Is not well organized or focused

    Advice to Management

    Learn to focus on more than 1 company priority at a time


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "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


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