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An amazing Company to work for, continuous growth.
Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB30 November 2016
TransCanada is the best Company I have worked for in my career History. Amazing management and great culture. Continuous internal growth and very good compensation.
Pros
Training, Flex Days, Great Culture, Vacation time, Great Management
Cons
N/A
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Productive and fun workplace
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB30 September 2016
Great work life balance and career advancement . it offers great benefits, pay and vacation. the management team is great and they guide you toward you next career step.
Pros
Benefits and pay are great
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Another company where people are mostly a number
Worked on Business and Project side (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB22 December 2016
Although there is no loyalty from TC to its staff, they tend to make up for it a bit in their work life balance and when the industry is hot, they pay well and have fair benefits, when it is not, they feel no loyalty to their staff.
Pros
Work life Balance
Cons
lacking in stability
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Great learning experience
Capital land Analyst (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB31 January 2017
Typical day at work: Responsible for preparation, approval and execution of leases, easements and all related documentation for new pipeline projects.
Creating systems/processes for organizing draft cheques
Coordinating with accounting to pay compensation to all Landowners and Occupants along the Right-of-Way

I learned years of administrative experience in the span of 2 years. Oil and gas related as well as environmental administration. I loved my role on Grand Rapids pipeline and working in a team environment.
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very organized
Welder Helper (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB27 August 2016
They are willing to train you for the jobs they require. They believe in stopping for all breaks in the day. The hardest part of working for them is the long hours that they require ever once in awhile.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
long hours
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Very Friendly Place
Project Engineer - Operaton Reliability (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB2 February 2017
I still like this company. Great structure, Talent people. Great Culture. But very stressful work load. Enjoyable attitude and friendly people. Good place to work.
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All around great experience
Business Strategy Analyst (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB16 January 2017
I was a contractor at TransCanada. My experience working there was exceptional and I would go back any time. It's a highly professional environment that values continuous improvement and good process. I experienced lot's of personal growth and enjoyed my co-workers.
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Three rounds of business transformation after huge acquisition
Project Manager (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB29 November 2016
No long term growth in the Oil side of the business. Great for Co-op students or young engineers looking to learn about the pipeline business. Typical owner companies do no Engineering so if you are expecting to design something and stamp it go work for an EPC.
Pros
Great people
Cons
Disengaged managers that seems to be only concerned with CYA
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great
Pipeline Designer/Civil Drafter (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB24 March 2017
Great place to work at. Work close with Project manager engineers and engineers. Work alone. Act as a checker. Always have project done in timely matters. hard worker
Pros
work
Cons
non
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Great workplace to start your career
Document control Analyst Intern (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB26 July 2016
Great company to work for. Flexible working hours with great work/life balance. My co-workers in the project team were all nice and helpful.
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A Good Company to work for
Project Manager for Testing and Project Controller (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB24 June 2016
At the time of writing TransCanada is going through a period of internal review and rebalance. This has lead to some unexpected decision regarding personnel retention, organisation and placement.

Before the upheaval started TransCanada was a very good place to be a contractor. Lots of great roles, supported by TransCanada colleagues.

At the moment there is a freeze on personnel which has lead to overworking and reductions of rates paid. Once the upheaval has settled down, more is known about the direction of the company internally and the hiring freeze is eased I am sure that this will be a great place to be again.
Pros
Good location, and very interesting work.
Cons
Company in internal upheaval
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Productive work environment, fun place to work
Senior Web and Graphic Designer/Specialist (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB15 December 2015
Typical day is full and busy but very satisfactory
Learned many rules to engage with clients
Management is not very good
coworkers are very fun to be around
hardest part of the day is dealing with management and miss management of duties and guidelines
Most enjoyable part of the day is interacting with other coworkers
Pros
Flexible work life balance
Cons
Very bad management.
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Contractor - Developer
Developer (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB12 May 2014
First job when I graduated. Great pay as a contractor, easy work, solid management with clearly defined goals. Co-workers are great and a great way to learn if you've never been in the oil and gas sector. However, you are pigeon-holed into the role you have without much room for advancement. Only if you want to get into management is there any room to advance and that takes a long while (as in 10 years in some departments). Therefore, staying a contractor is your best bet if you want to advance in your career (i.e. moving onto another company after you've gained your experience). Still, for those who want security and easy work, staying where they are for at least 5 years to really learn the industry, it's a great place to be.
Pros
Great environment, great benefits for full time employees (stock options, health/dental, flex Fridays, etc.)
Cons
Little to no room for serious advancement
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Good
ELECTRICAL DESIGNER AND DRAFTER (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB10 September 2016
It was great atmosphere to work, I learned job leadership skills as well was able to expand my knowledge on a variety of projects at the company. Over all it was the most enjoyable company I had the pleasure to work for.
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productive
student (Former Employee) –  calgary30 October 2016
Overall a great working environment and team members are all willing to help. Learned new materials and applied during work term.
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Treatment of Contractors is Horrible!!
Supply Chain Major Projects (Former Employee) –  Calgary , AB5 June 2015
New Supply Chain Management does not have a clue about business needs or roles within their BU. Although they talk the team approach to work, they foster a culture of pitting employees against each other. The management says that he wants a work live balance but then the same day will requests that you come in on your days off.

Because managemet does not understand the business, they do not give clear direction. There is no accountability when it come to management, they point fingers at their staff.

The treatment of core employees vs. contractors is like night and day.If you want to work for this company make sure that you get on as a core employee only.

I've heard that other BU's are not as bad as Supply Chain (Major Projects, Eastern), but I'm not sure.
Pros
Pay is good
Cons
Stressful working conditions!
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Good company with great package, but too much politics
Project Controls Lead (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB23 September 2015
Good compensation and opportunities to move inside the company. A bit outdated in terms of business management. Poor resource planning, therefore a lot of layoffs during recession.
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TransCanada
Senior Manager, Training Strategy & Development (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB7 June 2016
TransCanada is a pipeline and energy organization. I had the opportunity to work in a variety of departments and for a number of senior leaders.
Pros
Diverse work and learning opportunities
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Productive and Fun work place
Intermediate Electrical Engineer (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB5 March 2016
Good place to learn alot of field testing and commisioning. Engineering work is minimal compared to field work. Company culture is good.
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aaccoutant (Former Employee) –  Calgary24 January 2013
Very high turn over in certain departments. Contract workers rarely lasted more than 3 months. Very high nepotism. You are nothing but a number. Advancement is non-existant. Polish up that resume and leave as fast you can.
Pros
decent salary
Cons
management is very out of touch
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