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TransAlta Overview

Calgary, AB
1001 to 5000 employees
1911
Company - Public (TAC)
Energy
$1 to $2 billion (CAD) per year
Competitors

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Since 1911, we have supplied the electrical power needed to make progress and innovation possible in Alberta – and beyond.
In the beginning, our growth was tied to the evolution of a province steeped in prairie optimism and rich natural resources. More ... Read more

Mission: TransAlta owns, operates and develops a diverse fleet of electrical generation assets in Canada, the United States and Australia. Today, we are Canada's largest publicly-traded generator and marketer of electricity, one of Canada’s largest producers of ... Read more

TransAlta Reviews

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    Current Employee - Senior Advisor - Stakeholder & Indigenous Relations in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor - Stakeholder & Indigenous Relations in Calgary, AB
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    I have been working at TransAlta full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most people who write reviews on sites like Glassdoor are those disgruntled because of layoffs or personal issues with their supervisors. The truth is those of us who are happy about our place of work never take the time to share the other side of the story.
    I have been with TransAlta for 4 years now. In the past 25 years, my career has taken me to all four corners of the globe working on sustainable development projects. I have had the privilege to be mentored by some of the greatest professionals around. Yet, I don't remember ever working for a more innovative, progressive company than TransAlta Corporation.
    Not one or two, but three of the supervisors I've worked with in this company have taken the time to make sure I'm involved in projects I find meaningful. The level of trust is one of the highest I have ever encountered and ideas and suggestions are listened to and followed on.
    Most of the people I work with work hard because they feel respected and appreciated.
    Lately, the Management Team in the Company has involved us all in a culture-changing exercise; and the results have been outstanding. A positive attitude is contagious and ours is spreading rapidly.
    I truly look forward to the rest of my career here, and I know of many others who feel the same way about TransAlta.

    Cons

    No company is perfect but this one comes really close

    Advice to Management

    Keep involving the key innovators in the process of bringing this company to new heights. Some of the best ideas come from front-line employees.

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TransAlta Photos

TransAlta photo of: converting our SUN 6 unit from coal-fired to natural gas. Slated for completion on October 24, this $75 million project represents a critical step in our transition to 100% clean electricity by 2025.
TransAlta photo of: Leader in clean electricity - Committed to a sustainable future
TransAlta photo of: Priority one: successfully execute our coal-to-gas conversion strategy.
TransAlta photo of: Priority two: deliver on announced renewables growth.
TransAlta photo of: Priority three: advance and expand our on-site generation business.
TransAlta photo of: Priority four: increase our presence in the US renewables market.
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TransAlta Interviews

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    Data Engineer Interview

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    No Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at TransAlta in September 2020.

    Interview

    This was an impersonal screening interview via the HiringPlatform.ca web portal. After spending several hours getting ready and completing the interview I was ghosted by the company, they couldn't even be bothered to send a form letter in response.

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Company Updates

  • TransAlta’s Chief Talent and Transformation Officer, Jane Fedoretz is a panelist at this week’s “Women Lead Here” virtual event, presented by the @globeandmail.

  • TransAlta reached an exciting milestone last week, as we began the final leg of converting our SUN 6 unit from coal-fired to natural gas. Slated for completion on October 24, this $75 million project represents a critical step in our transition to 100 per cent clean electricity by 2025.

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