TransCanada Employee Reviews

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A Good Company to work for
Project Manager for Testing and Project Controller (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABJune 24, 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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very organized
Welder Helper (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, ABAugust 27, 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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TransCanada
Senior Manager, Training Strategy & Development (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABJune 7, 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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Great workplace to start your career
Document control Analyst Intern (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABJuly 26, 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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Believe in the collective development of employees and the organization alike
Project Controls Analyst (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABFebruary 22, 2016
TransCanada is a company that believes in the overall development of the employees and the organization while sustainably developing the natural Resources. One of the best companies I have ever worked for.
Pros
Great people to work with
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Productive work environment, fun place to work
Senior Web and Graphic Designer/Specialist (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABDecember 15, 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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Productive and Fun work place
Intermediate Electrical Engineer (Current Employee) –  Calgary, ABMarch 5, 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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It is goal oriented company which working towards becoming a energy player
Senior Automation Engineer (Current Employee) –  Calgary, ABNovember 9, 2015
I love to work for the this company. But unfortunately due industry slow down this company can not provide me with the growth rate I looking for. This company is perfect for young engineer with diverse working industries be it gas pipelines, oil pipelines or energy generation.
Pros
Work life balance
Cons
Economy dependent with threat of layoffs
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great company
Facilities Coordinator & Interior Design (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABFebruary 3, 2016
I would go back to this company any time if there is a job opportunity . great benefits and great people to work with.
Always learned something new
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Consumer credit
Répresentant Senior (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QCNovember 19, 2015
The Job is like to be working for a bank but the rules on sales and collection are very different, we have to sell loan and credit cards to the potential or existent clients. and the interest rate is very high.
Pros
none
Cons
collection, hours, and the approach for the clients
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Laid-off
Storage Management (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABFebruary 25, 2016
A male driven company. A very typical downtown office job. Made very few friends. Not very accepting of home life situations.
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Great company with knowledgeable employees and leaders.
Material Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABJanuary 15, 2016
Great company to work for. Lately in trouble like any other Oil & Gas companies out there. Learned a lot in a short period of time.
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Good company with great package, but too much politics
Project Controls Lead (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABSeptember 23, 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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World class organization
Operations Lead / Business Analyst - BI (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABSeptember 15, 2015
Evolving organization with a solid business reputation. Supportive in local charities and gives back to each community and culture that they encounter. Trustworthy and stable company!
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Treatment of Contractors is Horrible!!
Supply Chain Major Projects (Former Employee) –  Calgary , ABJune 5, 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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great training place to learn about the energy industry
account executive (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONJune 9, 2015
great training place to learn about the energy industry. Lots of expertise to leverage and learn from. Can develop long term relationships.
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managed generators,pumps,waterlines and assesements on digs
Labourer (Former Employee) –  Fernie BCNovember 3, 2014
start at seven with a meeting for overview with the tasks for the day. Proceed to the job site,safety tailgate meeting .Then do a JSA on the first task at hand. Handle tasks Safely up too TC's safety standards.
after the task is done go on to the next task starting with a JSA.
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Contractor - Developer
Developer (Current Employee) –  Calgary, ABMay 12, 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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Middle Management
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  CalgaryJanuary 12, 2015
Excellent company to work for with a friendly atmosphere.

Middle management has difficulties with being able to make decisions as quickly and efficiently as needed.

I would definitely work for them again.
Pros
great work/life balance
Cons
contractor job stability
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Productive and fun place to work
Senior Facilities Engineer Keystone project (Current Employee) –  Calgary, ABMarch 22, 2015
Major projects developed in a professional environment with well conducted relations between peers , contractors and EPC companies
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