TransCanada Employee Reviews

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Typical day at work
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada27 February 2019
I have my own office and learn everyday. Involved in meetings with various technical groups / stakeholders. Answer e-mails and technical queries. Manage, schedule and maintain assets within the company. Manage fabrication projects. Manage project turnover documents and file for record keeping. Approve purchase orders for materials and various vendors/ third parties. As-built Redline drawings and manage drafting complete. Improve pfds, procedures, processes and troubleshooting.. Employee training / couses for career development. Show value added and cost savings for employee performance review.
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Culture & Morale
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB21 February 2019
TransCanada used to be a great employer, however it is now facing several issues. Everyone understands the nature of the industry; the turbulent energy environment, however TC's issue is beyond that.

Here is the issue:

1) Constant Layoffs even when the market appears to be stabilizing in 2019, disrupts the whole experience of work and teams

2) Promoting young employees who have been at TC for a fairly long time to management positions is a good idea, "BUT" only if they possess the necessary management skills. Who said someone that has been with TC for 7 or 8 years, can automatically be a good manager? Isn't management a science by itself?

3) There is a side to many O&G companies that many people don't see; The Contractors !!!!! Nowadays many Contractors are brought in, with rates much lower than what a Contractor used to charge, and these people unfortunately will never become Core Full-Time Staff (companies try to control Fixed Costs), and they eventually have to leave the company.

4) TC has a top-down management/culture. This approach can negatively impact employees' originality, destroy their engagement, and eliminate the ability of a company to a just/fair succession plan for each vacant position that comes up (AKA: what others on indeed called "the Old Boys Club Culture")

5) Constant criticism, or in other words "leaders knowingly OR unknowingly undervaluing their employees" is a classic textbook mistake that many leaders make at TC

If you are an educated, motivated, and dedicated jobseeker reading my comment, then you want to think this through,
  more... and very thoroughly. There are many great people at TC, many smart software and applications, the Core Employee bonus/pay is good, BUT the "Culture" of a company is the most important element !!!!!  less
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Stay away if you enjoy an inclusive workplace where you feel valued and rewarded
Communications Specialist (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB21 February 2019
I worked here for 5 years in a variety of roles and at first it was a very fun and I enjoyed coming to work. However in the past few years there have been major changes and the remaining leadership is the terrible and incompetent, from the top down. The culture is very toxic and stressful, and unfortunately poor behaviour is encouraged and even rewarded. Stay away if you enjoy an inclusive workplace where you feel valued and rewarded. Apart from the pay and great benefits, there is not much good left in this company (sadly).
Pros
Good pay, generous benefits and time off
Cons
Poor leadership, lack of direction, lots of harassment
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Lots of political from management
Project Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB12 February 2019
There are a lots of political thing going. if you can't enter one of the political circle, you are out. If you complain, you are out. They don't mind paying more package to let people go in order manager builds OWN team.
Pros
Good pay and benefit.
Cons
Employee is just a number.
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Interactive workplace with everyday learning
Right of Way Management, Crossings Intern (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB16 January 2019
Some of the best skills I gained while working here:
Managing third party expectations
Managing multiple projects at once
Learning about the pipeline industry
Networking within TransCanada
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A great place to work
MANAGER, SC IMPLEMENTATION (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB2 January 2019
Excellent company and work-culture. Employees are generally quite satisfied with their work-life balance, how they contribute to the success of the organization, pay and benefits.
Pros
Great reputation
Cons
Experiencing a period of 'management change out', currently. This can cause exhaustion at times.
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I was a administrative contractor for 4 years
Library Technician, Records Management & Indexing (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB15 November 2018
i was told over and over again that i would be made core, but in the end they did not keep their promise. Management changed 4 time while i was there. very bad at communication
Pros
staff where lovely
Cons
Management where really bad
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Great place to work - unlimited opportunity
Manager, Internal Audit (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB12 November 2018
TransCanada provides an opportunity to advance and grow to reach your full potential. Great compensation, benefit and workplace policies. TransCanada has created respectful workplace environment.
Pros
Leadership, career opportunities, fair employment and promotional practices.
Cons
Long hours.
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Nice Corporate Culture inTeams
Risk Specialist (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB5 November 2018
Pros

Nice Corporate culture in teams
Opportunity to learn and advance
Collaborative Environment

Cons

The buddy system/boy scout mentality that tolerates and condones exclusion of women and visible minorities
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Good Company
Quality Specialist (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB28 October 2018
I worked with great people at TC but the quality of the leadership is uneven. There are good competent managers but there are also many the shouldn't be there. The silo mentality has prevented the company from making the needed changes that the leadership has been trying to spearhead. Depending of your position, this can be very frustrating.

If you are in the right group, you may find the environment to be pleasant and positive. It is still a good company to work for and they generally treat you very well.
Pros
Good Salaries and benefits
Cons
Silo mentality
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Good company to work.
Drafting Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB14 October 2018
Transcanada treats his employee with respect and with fairness.I love to work for this awesome company again if i have given the opportunity if its in US.

Thank you Kindly Transcanada Pipelines.
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Great place to work.
Business Analyst/Software Developer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB, Canada5 October 2018
Great place to work. Spent time on both business and IT. Solid benefits and fantastic work/life balance. Biggest drawback is compensation, but benefits are good.
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High expectations
Project Support Administrator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB27 September 2018
Constant changes and demands with little recognition. Management not aware of volumes and results required. Team is very quiet and clicky. However, I understand not all departments are the same.
Pros
Free coffee/tea
Cons
Lack of interaction
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TransCanada is a great company
CP Engineering and Project Management Intern (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB11 September 2018
I really enjoyed working in TransCanada, the company culture is friendly and upright, work life balance is actively promoted, and creativity is fostered and encouraged. Due to this culture, I was able to actively take initiatives, and improved my team’s efficiency through programming.
Pros
Upright company culture
Cons
Many positions are not overtime eligiable
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Great place to work
E&I technician Grande Prairie, Edson, Fairview (Former Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB31 August 2018
They know how to treat people like more than just a number. They promote future growth. There are always projects and committees that are available to every one
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Quiet, Enjoyable place to work
Janitor/Cleaner (Former Employee) –  Hardisty, AB3 August 2018
Trans Canada was a blast to work at! The terminal in Hardisty was so welcoming and everyone was very pleasant! Working at this company was filled with experience and gave me an idea of what it was like working in the industry.
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A great company if you're not up and coming
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB2 August 2018
The work environment at TransCanada has become overly negative and critical from the top down. Management has made a good place to work the last couple years not so great.

Repeated, constant criticism and cynicism directed towards younger staff has made it difficult to grow here. It's unfortunate that this is the experience of a young engineer as the company as a whole is a great one. The Salary/Benefits are unbelievable, but I wouldn't want to work here as a younger employee. It's a great place if you already have experience.

Many employees who move departments, are forced out, or otherwise quit are simply being replaced by contractors
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toxic management
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Great place for work
Senior Planner/Scheduler Lead (Former Employee) –  Calgary canada25 July 2018
amazing place to work
friendly and dynamic environment
professional and excellent benefit
the great culture
learning place
enjoyable place
high salary
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TransCanada Pipelines
Legal Assistant - Power Law (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB25 July 2018
TransCanada was a good place to work. There was always something to do so we were always busy which is what I enjoy.

The staff ae all very nice and helpful when needed.

My main duties were all secretarial and I was once again in the legal side of the company's business.
Pros
Good staff
Cons
I felt that I could earn more by moving to another job.
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CONTRACT ANALYST (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 July 2018
-complete contracting strategies for upcoming projects or parts of the corporation
- I have learned many valuable processes in the supply chain department.
-workplace culture is collaborative with peers.
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