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TransCanada Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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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)

  • There is still a large faction (about 50%) of the manager and higher level that have the "old boys club" mentality (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not a bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and work-life balance. Lots of time off and excellent 401k program. Easy to save money and enjoy life outside of work.

    Cons

    Benefits and total compensation has been on the chopping block since the Columbia acquisition. They dropped an annual bonus for longevity with the company, dropped the pension and are considering dropping the on-call premium for operations personnel in the gas pipeline side. Seems like they are just going to keep cutting.

    Advice to Management

    Zero is a great goal but it's not real and never will be. Accidents happen and nothing will change that, no matter how much it is rammed down the employee's throats.


  2. "Would not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TransCanada full-time

    Pros

    They use one system for all their accounting

    Cons

    There are not enough hours in the day to list them all .

  3. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time

    Pros

    Location and benefits are amazing. Pay is very competitive. Very high tech, modernized company. Work hours are flexible and environment is very worker friendly.

    Cons

    Doesn't provide parking in Houston location; although, they offer to purchase at a slightly lower rate. No gym onsite; there is a gym across the street.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the momentum!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Worked at TC for 10 years"

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome team members/co workers at Houston DT office. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Company runs with Calgary mentality. Career advancement are very limited.

    Advice to Management

    Time to take care about the US employees, restructuring has become a norm and work environment is not nice anymore.


  5. "Sr. Project Services Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Services Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Services Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture of safety and work life balance

    Cons

    Compensation deemphasises salary is relies heavily on deferred bonuses and retirement benefits

    Advice to Management

    Settle down on the reorganizations.


  6. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, WV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, work environment, and leadership

    Cons

    No Cons at this time.


  7. "Good place to learn, not stay"

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    Former Employee - Gauger Technician in Cushing, OK
    Former Employee - Gauger Technician in Cushing, OK
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very high safety culture. Sometimes throwing out common sense though. Mostly friendly staff with exception to the occasional snake that will try to throw you under the bus or set you up to fail so that they can look good. Good local management.

    Cons

    Lack of adequate training. Preaches high safety culture, yet sets their employees up to fail. Understaffed areas force under qualified techs to constantly perform duties outside of their regular job description. Poor management at the director level and up. Lives off of the upside down pyramid theme where there are more managers, directors, and VP's than technicians.

    Advice to Management

    Training! Some sort of apprenticeship program.

  8. "Sr. Energy/Business Analyst"

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

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time

    Pros

    Benefits can be good, good vacation time

    Cons

    Benefit are slowly going away, and salaries are not keeping up market average


  9. "Contract Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time

    Pros

    A lot of projects in the works

    Cons

    too corporate, managers cannot make decisions quickly


  10. "25 to 30 % below market standards"

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    Current Employee - No Response
    Current Employee - No Response
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Be very careful, low ball offers are the norm.

    Cons

    When things turn around, there will be a mass exodus.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up, who is running the company, you or HR?


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