Pay is ok. But management is the typical good old boys club. They don't give credit to people's seniority and experiences. It seems some managers like promoting those people they hang out with after work hours. They believe in gossips as some employees will talk down other employees just to get a promotion.
One manager let a friend's daughter go on a leave to travel during the lay offs. He laid-off a few good employees, then re-instate the leave of absence employee back after her leave of absence, and promoted this employee over other long-tenured and experienced employees.
TransCanada is a good company to work for. The people there are friendly and understanding and management tends to be open to suggestions and criticism. Team outings and team building events are common.
While there is a lot of work to be done and under staffing is a normal occurrence the salary and benefits as a permanent employee compensate for it.
Good salary, excellent benefits, understanding leadership
TransCanada provides great benefits and compensation. The work life balance is exceptional and overall employee satisfaction is good.
However, if you are young in your career and hoping to advance this is not the place. The organization can be rather hierarchical and could still be considered to be an "old boys club".
Advancement can often be stalled and getting things moving is exceptionally difficult. This may be common of organizations of this size - changes trying to be implemented have a broad reach and require a great deal of oversight. However, if you are looking to grow in your career and are willing to put in the hours and dedication required to do so the environment here will not reward that.
Excellent company and benefits. Good people around although you may run in to people with very high "egos" and talkers.
Like any other place, management can be difficult to deal with but in my case I was lucky to have a good manager
Average company to work for
Good salary and benefits but failure to give raises/bonuses when there was significant role changes
Unfit leadership - more emphasis should be on training and building up leaders
Great company, that has exciting projects to work on. Only downside is that they tend to keep people as contractors for a long time instead of hiring them as core employees which means no benefits, etc.
Learning experience, mutual respect between field and office management.
Given the ability to make field decisions, considering: safety, environmental and Land Owner relations.
Family oriented, caring company.
excellant wage and benefits. Respect for land owners, as well as their employees and their decisions.
The benefits were extremely good. The salaries seemed inconsistent between ladders. It is very hard to not be "pigeon holed" into just one role. When various managers were asked what was needed to move up or into another role, no follow through once extra courses or work was done. It was a fun place to work at with many events such as safety week, ice cream days. The company is very strong on motivating people to give back to the community via fund raisers, days of caring opportunities.
Very strong community investment.
HR has too much power to tell managers if a person should have that role.
Great work atmosphere and team environment. Incentive for advancement and learning. yearly training to ensure safe working environment and code of business ethics are adhered to. Hardest part of the job was saying no to someone when they didn't follow normal request procedures. Several managers in the last year with company reorganization. Most managers were great and definitely interested in ensuring that you have the tools and resources to do your job to the best of your ability. Workplace culture is team focused and most people are eager to help when asked.
To be fair I arrived at TC just when lots of organization change was happening. People were fearing for their jobs and it turns out they were right to do so. I believe it was a great company to work for before this organization change, however, I did not personally see it that way via my personal experience.
Long work hours, no rewards or notice of achievements
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.
Excellent company but too much politics.
Good people working there.
Company is using top in technology
Good salary and benefits. They support you giving training internal and external.
Happy to work there!!!
All the best!
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.
I loved working for this company and planned on retiring there, but the changes in the economy did not let that happen. Management is some of the best I have worked with, though the ongoing layoffs have made the atmosphere a little less trusting. Overall a pretty great company to work for.
Great people, outstanding benefits, interesting work
no job security, wages are lower than producing companies