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AltaGas Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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AltaGas Chairman, President, and CEO David W. Cornhill
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  1. "Summer Student"

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    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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

    Pros

    People at AltaGas were very friendly, and it was a great atmosphere to work in. Employers were fair and I found that I could talk to management about whatever I needed to.

    Cons

    At times it seemed a little bureaucratic in that to see effective change you had to talk to the right people. But there weren't that many people working there, so once you figured out the communication lines, it was fine.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all employees fairly and make sure there is clear understanding of all decisions. Otherwise, people tend to worry about their job security when there is no reason to.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Conservative oil and gas company with future growth in renewable energy."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commodity Tax Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Commodity Tax Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Senior management has conservative business approach regarding capital decisions, but has a forward looking decision making style (investing in renewable energy projects). This combination has provided for a healthy cash flow statement, while establishing a base for the future.

    Cons

    A corporate culture of no lay offs means all areas are a little (and during good times a lot) understaffed. Absorbing new acquisitions has made it difficult for some staff to maintain a work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Examine (and put in place) a way(s) to grow the company while maintaining adequate staffing levels (to prevent burn out).


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  5. "positive experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Services Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Financial Services Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AltaGas part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    ability to move around various departments, good employee benefits and celebrations

    Cons

    small company and still growing, which lends to some challenges in process efficiencies


  6. "Harmattan is arguably the best place to jump start your career as a plant technician"

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    Current Employee - Operator in Harmattan, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Operator in Harmattan, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -tons of critical processes and equipment to learn
    -teaches valuable skills that other plants may not recommend
    -good work community

    Cons

    -benefits are below average
    -wage is on par
    -plant layout can be frustrating
    -employee turnover rates are very high

    Advice to Management

    it's the little things that count.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience, fast paced and at times demanding"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at AltaGas full-time

    Pros

    Great proving ground as they at times give you a heavy workload, and if you manage it well it is rewarding. Perhaps a function of being understaffed but lower level employees get challenging work and earn experience that you would only get exposure to as a more senior employee elsewhere.

    Cons

    Demanding at times due the feeling of being understaffed. Salary could be more competitive. Top heavy organization in certain areas and not always a meritocracy for employee recognition.

    Advice to Management

    With the strong focus on growth don't get too tunnel visioned in the process and remember to stop and share the wealth with the guys at ground zero once in a while.


  8. "Positive and diverse but slow to adapt and provide growth opportunities."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Coordinator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Support Coordinator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The positive experiences I have had at AltaGas can be attributed to the:
    - good work-life balance
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    - high level of energy
    - company's growth trajectory
    - diverse employee pool

    Cons

    The negative experiences I have had at AltaGAs can be attributed to:
    - Unclear job description
    - Compensation
    - Work load
    - Position progression/growth opportunities


  9. "slow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AltaGas full-time

    Pros

    stable, not as demanding, lots of time for work life balance

    Cons

    slow to change, inefficient, not the best place to grow


  10. "Great staff, but terrible senior management."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AltaGas full-time

    Pros

    Great people that have potential to do great work.

    Cons

    Senior management micromanages everyone they can, they are not approachable and are not fair in giving out mid term bonus.

    Advice to Management

    STOP micromanaging!!


  11. "AltaGas 2016 Employee Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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