Compare TransLink vs Seaspan ULC BETA

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TransLink

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Seaspan ULC

Employee Ratings

  • TransLink scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Seaspan ULC scored higher in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 109 reviews)
TransLink employees rated their Overall Rating 1.0 higher than Seaspan ULC employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 65 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
TransLink employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.9 higher than Seaspan ULC employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Seaspan ULC employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than TransLink employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
TransLink employees rated their Work-life balance 1.1 higher than Seaspan ULC employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
TransLink employees rated their Senior Management 0.9 higher than Seaspan ULC employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.5
TransLink employees rated their Culture & Values 0.6 higher than Seaspan ULC employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
2.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
TransLink Ceo Kevin Desmond
98%
98%Kevin Desmond
TransLink employees rated their CEO Approval 49% higher than Seaspan ULC employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Seaspan ULC Ceo Mark Lamarre and Ian McIver
49%
49%Mark Lamarre and Ian McIver
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
84%
TransLink employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 35% higher than Seaspan ULC employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
49%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
43%
Positive Business Outlook
50%
Seaspan ULC employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 7% higher than TransLink employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Seaspan ULC has 9 more total submitted salaries than TransLink.
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What Employees Say

  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at TransLink.
  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at Seaspan ULC.
  • "Large organization" was the most mentioned Con at TransLink.
  • "Senior management" was the most mentioned Con at Seaspan ULC.
Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 13 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 11 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 6 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 3 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Large organization"(in 3 reviews)
"Find any cons"(in 2 reviews)
Cons
"Senior management"(in 4 reviews)
"Turnover rate"(in 2 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Senior Manager

I worked at TransLink full-time for more than a year

Pros

I enjoyed my time working at TransLink. I was an employee for nearly two years, serving in two different senior roles. The people in my division (communications, marketing, and public affairs) were... extremely skilled, knowledgeable, and fun to work alongside. I made many friends during my time at TransLink and hope those friendships will endure because they are wonderful people. There were certainly times when the work was stressful, but I came from a high-stress environment with similar tight deadlines, so that didn’t bother me too much. I also found the subject matter interesting and ever-changing, which meant I was never bored.

Cons

I do think some divisions at TransLink can be overly bureaucratic, which means decision-making can be painfully slow. There is also a strange dynamic at TransLink where some office employees are... unionized while others are not. Unfortunately, I felt that some people in unionized roles took advantage and would take a very long time to get even the simplest task done, not because the task takes long, but out of principle or as a weird flex. It's not uncommon to have to wait two weeks for your colleague to complete a simple task that takes only two minutes, which can be frustrating and leads to a weird dynamic amongst the team, and causes some resentment internally. I also think there are a lot of meetings at TransLink, which can make it challenging to actually get any work done. It’s not uncommon for people to block white space in their calendars just so they can focus on work for an hour or two each day and not get pulled into unnecessary meetings. This is a problem that management is aware of and they are working on finding a solution. Another common frustration is that HR takes forever to fill positions (again, too bureaucratic) which leads to pressure on the remaining employees to pick up the slack while their team is short-staffed. It’s not uncommon for positions to remain vacant for several months, due to how long it takes HR to approve positions, post them online, conduct interviews, tender an offer, etc. I was actually shocked at how long they take, to be honest, and I think they miss out on hiring some talented employees as a result of their bureaucratic HR processes.

Advice to Management

All in all, I think TransLink is a good place to work and you will learn a lot. I greatly value and appreciate my time spend there! I really admired my Director and VP and think they are brilliant... and great people, which certainly helped. I would recommend working at TransLink, with the caveat that you should expect to deal with some office politics from time to time… although I think that’s a pretty common issue in many companies. My advice for management is to try to find ways to reduce bureaucracy, speed up decision-making, and modernize some of your HR processes and technology systems. These issues cause pain points for some of your hardest-working employees.

"great experience"Oct 14, 2021

Former Intern - Engineering Coop

I worked at Seaspan ULC for less than a year

Pros

everything is great here then

Cons

nothing to say about this

Advice to Management

not applicable

Job Postings

Seaspan ULC has 77 more recently posted open jobs than TransLink.