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TransCanada Reviews

Updated September 13, 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. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very family orientated and treats the employees like family.

    Cons

    It is a Canadian company though I work for its US subsidiary.


  2. "By far the BEST company I've ever worked for!!"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A great company headed in a great direction. Overall just NICE people to work with -- people will take time to help you, and the politics are kept to a minimum. A rarity among companies today, and quite refreshing from most of the jobs I've held. Salary and benefits are terrific. The salary is very competitive, but so is getting a job here -- they want good candidates and they want to keep their employees. The health benefits are top notch. Retirement benefits are also the best of any company I've ever worked for. I put 5% of my salary into my 401K, and they match that entire 5% PLUS add another 7%. So that's 17% going into my retirement account, and I only had to put in 5% of it. Immediate vesting. Pretty nice! They also have a pension option in lieu of the extra 7% 401k contribution.

    Cons

    Thus far I personally have not found any cons, although I have only worked here for a few months. However, I work on the US side, and I do hear rumblings from some of my colleagues that the Canada side sometimes does not fully understand the needs of the US side. Since the decisions are made in Canada (Calgargy headquarters), I suppose sometimes that could translate into an issue.

    Advice to Management

    None that I can think of

  3. "Pleasant with the exception of cross border issues."

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    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance and the benefits were good

    Cons

    cross border relationship challenges with upper management

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Great people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Many career options. Great people. Good pay. Everyone respects everyone.

    Cons

    Engineering jobs are not too technical.
    Hard to find the right department to get the right people you are looking for. However this is because the company is really big.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time

    Pros

    Great company Culture,
    Most co-workers are always willing to help.
    Benefits are well above average.
    Great work / life balance
    Your safety is always a priority

    Cons

    Training has room for improvement


  6. "TransCanada is a great company to work for."

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits, rotating schedule

    Cons

    Rotating Schedule, No Snow days


  7. "Aboriginal Affairs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time

    Pros

    Great Work - Life Balance.
    Great Coporate Culture

    Cons

    Senior Management depends on department.
    Low Oil prices may impact certain areas

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Benefits!"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

    Pros

    -Amazing retirement benefits and health benefits

    Cons

    -Promotions and raises based on seniority, not performance


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Gas Controller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at TransCanada full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, very family orientatied and big emphasis on safety. Unlimited sick days is a definite plus. Benefits start immedialty.

    Cons

    Not as competitive pay wise and they import many managers/directors from Canada instead of hiring or promoting US. Does not pay for bus or parking.

    Advice to Management

    Make the pay competitive in the Houston market. Hire and promote more US instead of bringing in employees from the Canada offices.


  10. "manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great cultural and work-life balance, good management.

    Cons

    slow growth and promotion opportunity


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