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TransCanada Reviews

Updated 5 December 2018
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TransCanada President, CEO, and Director Russell K. (Russ) Girling
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Pros
  • "Work life balance is very achievable" (in 32 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and a lot of different areas to work" (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "Management is full of people from the old boys club" (in 9 reviews)

  • "The complacent middle management regularly suppresses young ideas and promotions are based on seniority" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Employee"

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

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable company, good salaries, low stress.

    Cons

    Internal politics and inability to make decisions. All decisions seem to be made by consensus, and even once a decision is made, it can be turned 180 degrees on a whim. Very frustrating to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Create a chain-of-command and identify decision makers. Empower people and teams to execute a task and eliminate the ability of non-invested parties to scuttle an initiative.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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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

    Pros

    Challenging
    Room for upward growth in the company
    Pay
    Benefits

    Cons

    Constant restructuring of business units makes for an uneasy feeling

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Standard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransCanada full-time

    Pros

    work environment people opportunities compensation work life balance

    Cons

    certain groups function as silos


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Ok"

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

    I worked at TransCanada full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, good opportunities for new grad

    Cons

    Manager sucked. Promotes friends, not merit based

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on merit


  5. "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TransCanada full-time

    Pros

    Cares about employees, talks about safety

    Cons

    Believes that employees do not have to work lots of overtime and always talks about QUALITY OF LIFE


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Pipeline Integrity Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Horrible HR program. Senior management only gets involved to be mad at people.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Political than technical"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good although not the best and the benefits have been trimmed down since CPG purchase.

    Cons

    Encourage lip service and favoritism. Promotion decisions coming out of power struggle rather than technical expertise.

  8. "Business Analyst"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    -Relaxed Culture
    -Friendly
    -Great Working Environment

    Cons

    - Hard to progress in ladder


  9. Helpful (2)

    "No fun or future at TC"

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

    I worked at TransCanada full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, as a FT employee you get vacation days, 12,flex days and most holidays off.

    Cons

    Micro managers, once a manager is starting to understand their team &/or dept. They are moved to another business unit. Very little diversity. HR is a completely useless dept for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people on your team, people who have history in the company and stop thinking you know it all.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not for Young Professionals"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with at TransCanada are generally nice people. I also have a lot of trust in the executive leadership.

    Cons

    TransCanada is known as the "retirement home" across the industry. This is not a good place for young professionals. The complacent middle management regularly suppresses young ideas and promotions are based on seniority. Young people are constantly leaving this company for the above reasons. If you are happy to sit around and wait for retirement, this could be a good place for you. If you are ambitious and want to get things done, look elsewhere, TransCanada will wear you out.

    Advice to Management

    The way young people are supported needs to be changed. When the older incumbents at TransCanada eventually retire, the Company will be in a very bad position because good young talent constantly leaves the company.