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TransCanada Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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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. "Senior Contract Administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Contract Administrator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Contract Administrator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    TransCanada is a famous midstream company and successfully running power, gas & oil distribution business for many years. Working with TransCanada shall renew my knowledge on midstream industry and keep me competitive in my career in this field.

    Cons

    Working with TransCanada also comes across lots of challenges, such as continuous improving the contract administration procedures and daily work desktop procedures.

    Advice to Management

    To have all the employees learned the company culture and to strengthen the team building and to improve the communication among cross functioning departments.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Can't Trust this Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. never paid for prescription drugs.
    Better than average salary plus good bonuses and retention bonuses

    Cons

    Constantly laying off. This has caused significant distrust at analyst level. You never know if you're part of the next round of layoffs

    Lack of opportunity due to cronyism and not following their internal policies. They have a policy that they have to post internally before externally, and yet there are some examples where they directly hire externally (bypassing the internal posting).

    Senior Management have no idea what's really happening on the ground floor. The culture is such that you cannot deliver bad news; all status updates have to be positive -you always have to on-time and on-budget. The status updates continue to get watered down as they are communicated upwards. The CEO must think everything is perfect.

    Advice to Management

    encourage a culture that allows employees to share their honest opinions whether they have good news or bad news


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not worthwhile"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    gained some hands on experience

    Cons

    terrible working environment, managers not qualified


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Poor management whose sole focus is on cost-cutting and re-organization to improve bottom line"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits package. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    A work culture that is very hierarchical and where people work in silos. The culture is not collaborative or innovative.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Pluses and Minuses"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Prepare to work very hard everyday"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    decent pay, good benefits, nice office

    Cons

    work load! constant management changes, work load, middle management that really knows little about what they are managing. Not nearly enough field employees. work load.

    Advice to Management

    We seem to have plenty vice presidents and directors, but not enough people that actually do the work. Don't have salary ranges and then only "allow" people to get to the middle of them and no higher.


  8. "TransCanada"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Mechanical Technician in Sandwich, IL
    Former Employee - Mechanical Technician in Sandwich, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, steady work, many locations

    Cons

    Older equipment at some locations

    Advice to Management

    Better technical training


  9. "Technologist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    I have been here over 5 years, no advancement opportunites. old management, old technology

    Advice to Management

    new technology, younger management


  10. "Just trying to appease the Canadian overlords."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They value family/vacation time. The moving packages for employees transferring locations is better than any other company I know. They have really good benefits, although the insurance plan is changing so the health benefits won't be as good as they used to be.

    Cons

    Compensation is no great shakes. Promotions are few and far between. If you're not Canadian, you probably aren't going very far in this company.

    Advice to Management

    It's okay to let people do their jobs and trust them to make decisions. It's also okay to hold contractors responsible for their mistakes. Novel, I know.


  11. "Thoughts"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people at the company, big visions for the future

    Cons

    Like most of O&G, the company is contracting due to external factors



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