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TransCanada Reviews

Updated February 4, 2017
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TransCanada President, CEO, and Director 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. "Poor project management"

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

    I worked at TransCanada as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people at the working level

    Cons

    Advances to Execute stage without conducting a readiness assessment, with a small, inadequate and partial project staff, no execution plan, weak schedule, no Controls in place, no cost tool, no project calendar, and on and on and on. constant fire drills, management paralysis by analysis

    Advice to Management

    learn how to better manage projects


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Management problems"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TransCanada full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Transcanada has a good platform to be a good company. Dental coverage, vacation time and personal time was good. They do offer tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Management issues plague the company. Management positions are often held by friends and relatives of the upper management team. The company does not care about life work balance. The US power portion of the company did some real damage to morale within the last few years. Most of the employees welcome for sale

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to restructure your management team and look at who your employees really are. Most I have your management is incompetent an uneducated.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Field Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The checks are still cashing.

    Cons

    Company continues to purchase new assets and provide senior management with large bonuses but can't afford to give lower level employees raises. Management is very hard to work with and convince there could be better ways of practicing business.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes before you start loosing all of your employees.


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  5. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Facilities Technician in Stanton, TN
    Current Employee - Facilities Technician in Stanton, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great salary, great benefits, great people.

    Cons

    I do not have any complaints.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Have a lot of work ahead of them"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Their pay is great, nice offices, vision for the future of the company is promising. Benefits are also really good.

    Cons

    Poor management, office atmosphere is stifling, management has clear favorites that they single out regularly and the rest are practically ignored. Those individuals new to management have no idea what they are doing, how to lead and also can be seen simply relying on their favorites to carry the workload and then use the favorite to delegate work to others, even though that favorite should not be doing so.

    Advice to Management

    Better train your management in the Houston office. Work on your office culture in the Houston office. Encourage the management in the Houston office to stop the high turnover of the contractors. Just when a contractor is trained, they either leave or are let go. That is not productive and creates resentment in the office.


  7. "Transcanada only thinks about the money and not the potential threat to the environment. Greedy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked 6 days a week for 14 hours per day. Lots of money made in 3 months working on pipeline.

    Cons

    Safety issues were supposed to be important but when it came to the almighty dollar and finishing up in time - people took risks.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Going downhill with no end in sight"

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

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flex time and vacation are good but I don't expect that to last.

    Cons

    Used to be a culture that fostered development and innovation. People were valued and rewarded for hard work, team efforts and results. I was proud to be part of this organization and loved going to work everyday.

    Now instead of using inhouse talent, the senior management hires consulting firms for millions to re organize the business and drive down costs and ensure EPS is on target and gets rid of valuable experience and acumen to pay for it. Benefits packages are less attractive, salaries and advancements are declining and the senior lead team values do not seem to align with the actual values on the website. Team effort and innovation as well as responsibility and safety are now replaced with a "do it fast, do it cheap, and if you don't we will get rid of you mentality". This has fostered a new culture of distrust, politics are worse than ever, and employees are basically told they are lucky to be employed so don't think for yourselves and keep your head down. This creates behaviours that are unhealthy and do not drive the best results. Most of TC's talent and experienced professionals were let go this past two years and there are more consultants running around than ever. Hard work is not rewarded. People are not valued and there is little hope for upward movement. Also- bonus structures are changing that decrease compensation for supporting staff while the executives are making huge sums from their bonuses and ESUs due to record profits during a time of mass layoffs across Canada and US this year. Not very engaging.

    Also - the amount of re organizations, layoffs, acquisitions, moves create a muddy environment for objectives and ultimately results. How are you supposed to develop as an employee and deliver results when you have a new leader every four months? This is not uncommon.

    Advice to Management

    A company is only as good as its employees. Listen to your middle management team. Think about the career path of front line management. You cannot be a top company in the industry if you have no employees that care or that have skin in the game. When your employees show no interest in development plans it should be a hint that the jobs are becoming less attractive. Also- the old boys club gets old. It's the 21st century. Diversity isn't a buzzword anymore. And the new unapproachable dynasty of Vice Presidents, Senior VPs, and executives is not very progressive.


  9. "transcanada review"

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

    I worked at TransCanada full-time

    Pros

    great benefits and very good salary. I started there with four weeks vacation and they provided twelve flex day as well as three extra log weekends.

    Cons

    was not very challenging. the others did not work together. found that leadership didn't communicate and did not hold admins with any regard

    Advice to Management

    treat all your staff equally.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Dissspointed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good severance pay when letting people go

    Cons

    Connections prevails over quality of people

    Advice to Management

    Keep paying good severance pay. That is the best part of working for TransCanada.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Company changed for the worse"

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    Current Employee - Stakeholder Relations in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Stakeholder Relations in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    comparable industry compensation and benefits

    Cons

    management harassment and bullying tactics. non-engineering employees are marginalized. executive is not concerned with quality of work or career for its employees.

    Advice to Management

    anonymous peer and staff reviews for all management levels. company non-engineering mentorship program. proper oversight for dept policies.



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