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TransCanada Reviews

Updated March 23, 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. "Supply Chain Level 4 Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Level IV in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Level IV in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, Benefits, Vacation, Health plan

    Cons

    Highly unreliable job status in a volatile economic segment.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Pluses and Minuses"

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    Former Employee - Document Control in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Document Control in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, some of the managers are excellent and allow for flexible work hours. Great ergonomic support and they provide you with great work hardware. Benefits package is very competitive.

    Cons

    It is a gamble what kind of manager you wind up with. With the downturn in oil it is random who is going to stay and who goes. It is still a bit of an old boys club and in some groups it is the people kissing up to the management who are protected from layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful who you promote into management rolls. Make sure they are also in the appropriate department so that the people working under them can be properly supported.


  3. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    Every interactive and very rewarding

    Cons

    Cannot think of a Con.


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  5. "Pretty Good"

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

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

    Pros

    TransCanada has good benefits and work/life balance. good people to work with. fair pay and lots of oppurtunities

    Cons

    political, uneven distribution of work, too many managers who are managers based on years at the company and not experience and performance

    Advice to Management

    promote talent and performance and not on experience, hire the right people for the job. encourage the development of employees and managers


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    TCPL has good medical benefits and relaxed work environment for the Houston downtown office.

    Cons

    Company is run with Calgary mentality and the new Columbia Gas Pipeline acquisition

    Advice to Management

    care about the US employees, not only the CPG group


  7. "Mixed feelings"

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    Current Employee - Businsss Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Businsss Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, interesting company, relatively stable.

    Cons

    Company feels almost too big - little thought is put into the employees, their development etc.

    Advice to Management

    Support and reward employee development.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Fast-paced bureaucracy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growth
    Stability
    Married to change
    Pay & benefits not the best but good

    Cons

    Head done and bum up non-stop for years and years
    Misguided frequent changes
    Employees treated as commodities
    HR are senior management's implementers
    Tell a good story but in BD and PM world "just do it"!

    Advice to Management

    Provide a clear and consistent direction for all the business units
    Make sure you walk the talk


  9. "Good"

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

    I worked at TransCanada full-time

    Pros

    good company with good compensation

    Cons

    need to improve management system


  10. "Curretly Employed"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Treats people with respect, pays a decent salary, and when people are let go, they treat them fairly and respectfully.

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints about TransCanada. I've worked multiple positions over the years and am constantly in a learning mode. The people I work with are talented and for the most part very easy to get along with.


  11. "Company needs to modernize"

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Red Deer, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Red Deer, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TransCanada full-time

    Pros

    large enterprise with great tools

    Cons

    managers often move from one department to another and have no background or experience in the new role.

    Advice to Management

    Hire new management teams to lead organization.



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