AltaGas Reviews

Updated 27 September 2014
Updated 27 September 2014
10 Reviews
3.6
10 Reviews
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AltaGas Chairman, President, and CEO David W. Cornhill
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  1.  

    Positive and diverse but slow to adapt and provide growth opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support Coordinator  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Support Coordinator in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at AltaGas for more than a year

    Pros

    The positive experiences I have had at AltaGas can be attributed to the:
    - good work-life balance
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    - high level of energy
    - company's growth trajectory
    - diverse employee pool

    Cons

    The negative experiences I have had at AltaGAs can be attributed to:
    - Unclear job description
    - Compensation
    - Work load
    - Position progression/growth opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Bottom line focus

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at AltaGas

    Pros

    Some pockets of the organization have a learning, development and employee-oriented culture. There are many wonderful people who work at this organization. This company has the potential to be great. The share price does very well.

    Cons

    The tone from the top is that the bottom line takes precedence over employee growth. There is very weak communication and executive level presence in this organization on a day-to-day basis. It's unfortunate how many people are under utilized while senior management keeps hiring VPs from external sources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a culture of employee growth. You'd be surprised how well the employees take care of the bottom line then.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    it used to be a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at AltaGas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    this used to be a great place to work, sadly its fallen victim to its own success. At one time they hired only the best and brightest.
    Work-life balance used to be stellar, now 60+ hour weeks are the norm.

    Cons

    A lot of the "new wave" of management hires have been people who can talk a lot, but can't achieve anything
    The company has stopped promoting from within. It is routine now to pass over more than qualified people in favour of outsiders - the "grass is greener" symptom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously consider firing half of the VP and Director level employees, they are the ones creating the wave of attrition in the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience, fast paced and at times demanding

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at AltaGas full-time

    Pros

    Great proving ground as they at times give you a heavy workload, and if you manage it well it is rewarding. Perhaps a function of being understaffed but lower level employees get challenging work and earn experience that you would only get exposure to as a more senior employee elsewhere.

    Cons

    Demanding at times due the feeling of being understaffed. Salary could be more competitive. Top heavy organization in certain areas and not always a meritocracy for employee recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the strong focus on growth don't get too tunnel visioned in the process and remember to stop and share the wealth with the guys at ground zero once in a while.

  6.  

    Harmattan is arguably the best place to jump start your career as a plant technician

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator  in  Harmattan, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Operator in Harmattan, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at AltaGas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -tons of critical processes and equipment to learn
    -teaches valuable skills that other plants may not recommend
    -good work community

    Cons

    -benefits are below average
    -wage is on par
    -plant layout can be frustrating
    -employee turnover rates are very high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it's the little things that count.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great staff, but terrible senior management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AltaGas full-time

    Pros

    Great people that have potential to do great work.

    Cons

    Senior management micromanages everyone they can, they are not approachable and are not fair in giving out mid term bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STOP micromanaging!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    positive experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Services Analyst  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Financial Services Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at AltaGas part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    ability to move around various departments, good employee benefits and celebrations

    Cons

    small company and still growing, which lends to some challenges in process efficiencies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    slow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at AltaGas full-time

    Pros

    stable, not as demanding, lots of time for work life balance

    Cons

    slow to change, inefficient, not the best place to grow

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AltaGas

    Pros

    People at AltaGas were very friendly, and it was a great atmosphere to work in. Employers were fair and I found that I could talk to management about whatever I needed to.

    Cons

    At times it seemed a little bureaucratic in that to see effective change you had to talk to the right people. But there weren't that many people working there, so once you figured out the communication lines, it was fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to all employees fairly and make sure there is clear understanding of all decisions. Otherwise, people tend to worry about their job security when there is no reason to.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Conservative oil and gas company with future growth in renewable energy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commodity Tax Analyst  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Commodity Tax Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at AltaGas

    Pros

    Senior management has conservative business approach regarding capital decisions, but has a forward looking decision making style (investing in renewable energy projects). This combination has provided for a healthy cash flow statement, while establishing a base for the future.

    Cons

    A corporate culture of no lay offs means all areas are a little (and during good times a lot) understaffed. Absorbing new acquisitions has made it difficult for some staff to maintain a work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Examine (and put in place) a way(s) to grow the company while maintaining adequate staffing levels (to prevent burn out).

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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