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TransCanada Reviews

Updated June 28, 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. "Bad Office Environment"

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

    I worked at TransCanada as a contractor

    Pros

    I don't have anything positive to say.

    Cons

    Training was bad, treated contractors poorly, current employees not welcoming to new people, got talked down to frequently


  2. "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?

  3. "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


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. "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.


  7. 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.

  8. "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.


  9. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits, great vacation and compensation

    Cons

    Lots of opportunities for improvement


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Subject Matter Expert"

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Senior and middle management is clueless of their role. No clear objectives or goals for employees. Copy and paste mentality for system programs. Inexperienced employees getting promotions. No rules or guidelines. Complete chaos. An organization without direction

    Advice to Management

    Cost cutting will cost the reputation of this organization in the long run


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