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Updated 2 April 2019
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TransCanada President, CEO, and Director Russell K. (Russ) Girling
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  • "Very little team work across the company" (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. "TransCanada"

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

    I worked at TransCanada full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, excellent defined benefit pension, fantastic Leader

    Cons

    Large corporate politics sometimes exist. due to size, slow to adapt to change.


  2. "good job"

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    Current Employee - Pipeline Technician
    Current Employee - Pipeline Technician

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

    Pros

    401K, benefits, time off, good work life balance

    Cons

    paperwork not many other I can think of

  3. "Good Employer, But Lsrge Company Downside"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits. Safe company.

    Cons

    Good culture lacks. Very old school management styles. Overall not a very flexible/open culture.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Pretty decent pay, good people, and helpful colleagues.

    Cons

    Opportunity for growth not abundant, was not what was sold during the interview process. Difficult to manoeuvre internally, less flexible on hours,. Confusingly focused on "chargeability", getting support for other groups was challenging without charge codes. IT'S ALL FOR TRANSCANADA. They get in their own way with this system, efficiency is low. My KPI's were set out for me without my input (in fact I don't think I could have changed them if I wanted to)

    Advice to Management

    Foster an environment that let's your people grow. You have great people, let them help you by empowering them to be their best selves. It will make your company stronger at the bottom - that's a good foundation for continued success. Re-consider chargeability targets for TC staff. I understand it's a metric to assess how busy your staff is and what they are contributing to, but everyone from technical support to HSE advisors refuse to help out because there is no charge code for them to bill to. This was a recurring problem just trying to get a project initiated.

    Budget/Project approver: I can't approve this budget without a HSE plan, as field work is involved.

    HSE Advisor: I cannot help you or create a HSE plan without a charge code for your project

    Project Approver: I can't give you a charge code or approve the project with a HSE plan

    HSE Advisor: I can't sign off on a plan without a charge code

    It took 2 weeks for me, a new employee with no legacy projects, to find a PM from our team willing to allocate budget to the HSE advisor to create a plan. Total waste of time, money, resources, and talent. All because of a charge code that gets pulled from a different coffer, but that roll up into the same bucket.


  5. "Project manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Big company many opportunities

    Cons

    Rough environment , old school, gender gab pay , if you are not an engineer less opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Not enough training to managers therefore a lot of subjectivity


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A nightmare"

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    Former Employee - Construction Technician in Spruce Grove, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Construction Technician in Spruce Grove, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work schedule was good pay was decent.

    Cons

    Worst work environment I've ever been exposed too, greasy management with the old boys club in full effect. Not as culturally diverse as they think they are. HR has no true power management interference is huge. Even though complaints and issues are supposed to be anonymous they aren't. Do not trust co-workers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop interfering in hr matters. And instead of dismissing employees and making them sign NDA's you should deal with the matter seriously no more boys club mentality.


  7. "Engineering intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TransCanada full-time

    Pros

    great community if in the right group

    Cons

    can be slow if in slow group

  8. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Pipeline Technician in Weyauwega, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Pipeline Technician in Weyauwega, WI (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent job for career growth and chances for advancement.

    Cons

    Job requires many hours available outside of work, but most pipeline jobs require this.


  9. "under grad student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TransCanada full-time

    Pros

    Only Pro if you are an employee kid

    Cons

    Give all the summer jobs to students with parents working at Transcanada without an interview- A bit of Nepotism - Fair -NOT

    Advice to Management

    Tey a little fairness and you might actually get quality worke4s


  10. Helpful (1)

    "An excellent place for a long-term, successful career"

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    Current Employee - Senior Digital Communications Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Digital Communications Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, a real focus on employee satisfaction, career development and training. Also, a very strong commitment to safety.

    Cons

    A large corporate organization that can't be as agile as a small startup in the adoption of new processes or technologies. As with all large organizations, large restructures are common, so job security is always a concern.

    No fitness or recreational facilities.