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TransCanada Canada Reviews

Updated January 9, 2018
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TransCanada President, CEO, and Director Russell K. (Russ) Girling
Russell K. (Russ) Girling
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  • Average leadership, very political, Old boys club culture plays in for leadership roles (in 9 reviews)

  • Middle-management consists of mostly nice people, but they do seem indecisive and not willing to improve things within their control (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "IT Senior Specialist"

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    Former Employee - IT Senior Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Senior Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and Benefits
    Strong Growth Portfolio

    Cons

    Re-org after Re-org (means layoffs)
    Loss of many good quality people

    Advice to Management

    Figure out where you want to go, and then make the changes.


  2. "I was very fortunate to have a few summer stints as TransCanada and learned a lot."

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    Former Intern - Supplier Qualification Coordinator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Supplier Qualification Coordinator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TransCanada as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are friendly and everyone wants to help you learn and succeed.
    Proved I had a strong work ethic and I think it really paid off for the work I was able to take on.

    Cons

    Very high turnover rate in my particular group.
    My enjoyment at TransCanada was partly dependent on who my boss was.

  3. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Contractor - Quality Management Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Quality Management Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransCanada as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can with pretty great development teams, depending on the project

    Cons

    Project teams are on their own, with no common practices or any interactions

    Advice to Management

    Bring team together and standardize practices


  4. "Engineering Co-op Intern"

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    Former Intern - Engineering Co-op Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-op Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TransCanada as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation.
    Really enjoyed my coworkers, would often go for drinks or dinner after work.
    Was given meaningful tasks as an intern, making me feel like a valued member of the team.

    Cons

    They have gone through many downsizing cycles in the past couple years, putting job security in question.
    Management turns over quite often, be ready for change.


  5. "Oil Controller"

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    Former Employee - Oil Controller in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Oil Controller in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Plenty of time off. Nice control room.

    Cons

    Poor management. Heavy workload. The management nor responsive to concerns being brought up. Double standards


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Contract Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Contract Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Contract Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Total Compensation (benefits, PSU's, bonus)
    Flex Days

    Cons

    Mid Management is not good.

    Advice to Management

    TransCanada Energy Line of Business is not very well run. Managers are good at managing people above them, not below.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Fractured culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Corporate community giving program is one of the very best.

    Cons

    TC has a collection of sub-cultures with an opt-in or opt-out culture.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what the employee value proposition is so candidates know how they can grow and develop in their careers. Invest in your people and let them soar.

  8. "Great if you like large organisations"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TransCanada full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Successful, stable, international company.
    Great compensation, benefits and vacation.
    There are lots of great people to work with and learn from.
    TransCanada people truly strive to do the right thing and they care about the impact on the communities that they operate in. It really is a good corporate citizen.
    The company has the resources to do things that most companies don't. ie. Research and investment.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic with varying levels of internal talent. ie. Some really great people and some not so great people. Many people coasting to retirement.
    Politics at the junior executive level can make it very difficult for manager level employees to do their jobs. With 60+ VPs, it can be difficult to follow the politics and understand all the things that might be influencing your role.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time understanding what executives, directors, managers and employees are really doing and how they are contributing. Then celebrate those who are actually getting things done.
    Figure out how to get general employees more engaged in the actual commercial business of the company. Many of the employees have little understanding of the company's performance overall and most employees don't actually understand how the company makes money.


  9. "Engineering Intern"

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    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransCanada as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn as a student. Get an opportunity to learn about the integrity work/management/planning... etc.

    Cons

    Overall, a great company. However, the teams working with each other needs to be more respected.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Construction management"

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Good salary. Good people to work with. No big issues

    Cons

    Long hours on pipeline. Get shipped all across canada on short notice

    Advice to Management

    Get a rotation program going for jobs so the people can go home more often


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