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Updated Sep 7, 2019

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TC Energy CEO Russell K. (Russ) Girling
Russell K. (Russ) Girling
10 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TC Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, great team, leadership was supportive of initiatives and responsive

    Cons

    the economy and the layoffs had made it difficult for people that have stayed in the company to move across or progress their careers.

    TC Energy2018-01-23
  2. "Project Manager"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TC Energy for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, good work-life balance, good benefits and long-term security

    Cons

    Low salaries, lack of innovation, nepotism

    Advice to Management

    Culture is fundamentally good, great people. Provide better opportunities for everyone to progress in the company. Start focussing on innovation and technogy to engage and retain top performers

    TC Energy2019-09-07
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Too Politically Correct"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TC Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Decent salary - Nice people - Coworkers generally easy to deal with.

    Cons

    - Too much emphasis on promoting women. Men have limited opportunities at this company unless you know someone. - Nepotism throughout the ranks which leads to a lot of incompetence. They are lucky they are able to cover it up due to their regulated business model however shippers suffer due to their general incompetence. - Nowhere is the incompetence more clear than at the management and leadership level.

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on abilities not genitalia or relationships.

    TC Energy2018-11-03
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TC Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good culture, good people. Pay and Salary are great

    Cons

    Little room to move, even for high performers.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your employees well

    TC Energy2018-01-29
  5. "Technical Centre Leadership ......Well Very Poor"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TC Energy for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Compensation is good as are the benefits, some excellent Personnel working across the Company.

    Cons

    Manager, Director Level Leadership very political, lack knowledge, lack leadership skills.

    Advice to Management

    Interview your people who report to these Leaders to get the real story on what's going on.

    TC Energy2017-09-17
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Project Manager"

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    Project Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TC Energy

    Pros

    Decent portfolio of projects to keep the teams busy until, at least, end of 2016 - 2017, maybe longer. Good people. Decent pay and average benefits (other than higher than usual paid days away from work). Not a bad name in the industry yet. Anyone willing to do exactly as the boss says will do great in this company.

    Cons

    No sense of clear business direction, business processes are constantly broken by ad-hoc changes, reorgs and change of plans. You are hired for your experience and knowledge but once you are in, your opinion is not really appreciated. Vast majority of decisions will need to be brought to Management and you might be surprised with their resolution being exactly opposite of what your team is advocating for regardless... of how strong your business case may be. Laughable authorized spending limit for a Project Manager and overall very little room for independent decision-making. Convoluted and outdated design specifications and operating procedures often with no one in the company knowing why a certain requirement is there in the first place (but enforced nevertheless). A lot of undocumented O&M knowledge that's not fed back to the design but projects are somehow still expected to know. Lessons learned are not used the way they should be. Corporate Quality System (CPMS) launched pompously a few years back has now been scrapped altogether and replaced with "Project Deliver Standards" and TOMS, developed in secret in yet another silo within the company. Unless program leaders smarten up and start talking to people using it and close the feedback loop, that, most likely, would end up as another stillborn child.

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    Advice to Management

    Learn to trust your employees and push down more decision-making powers. Close the feedback loop for Specs, TOPs and TOMS/PDS processes. Manage Lessons Learned centrally (last year you fired the only guy who attempted to do that for a few years). Quit changing everything constantly!!!! Develop a plan (as a team effort, not another silo project) and stick to it! Stop printing and signing/stamping everything... manually - it's 2016, so act like it. Anyone showing up to a meeting that has a projector and WebEx/Lync with printed copies of presentation and handouts for everyone should be tied to a tree in a forest and left there to be eaten by beavers.

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    TC Energy2016-09-28
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good if you do not care about the outcome"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TC Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Good coworkers (for the most part) - Good work hours, flex days, vacation days - Good bonuses in March - Opportunities to move within the company - Office locations are great if you are working in Calgary

    Cons

    - Pay is below average for an oil and gas company - Incompetent management is the root cause of all problems. They create more problems than solve any of them. Almost all of them are clueless on how the company actually works/makes money. - Managers do not understand what individuals on their own teams do - Large organization means everyone works in silos, so do not expect any communication. No open door policies... here. - Stress levels are high on average, make sure you are healthy if you want to work! - Lots of "dummy weight" employees who provide no benefit to anyone - Most corporate policies lack common sense - Large company means nothing gets done quickly or efficiently - Lots of turnover in some groups, and lots of unhappy people in others - HR is useless, so do not bother asking questions - Benefits are average, nothing special

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    Advice to Management

    N/A since management does not listen to anything

    TC Energy2016-08-30
  8. "Project Manager"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Calgary, AB

    I worked at TC Energy for more than a year

    Pros

    Very informal and many decisions are easily made. Overall, people are treated well on the human side

    Cons

    The paperwork needs maturing, too many politics, many uninformed decisions are made, people are more concerned with satisfying a supervisor's changes than doing the right work. Culture is opposite of the mandates and philosophies. There are messages in large art on every floor to be collaborative however it is not practiced.

    Advice to Management

    Provide training to managers on how to manage. Too many convictions and resistance to change convictions despite new and solid information.

    TC Energy2016-02-17
  9. Helpful (1)

    "TransCanada Calgary Review"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at TC Energy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very environmentally and ethically focused company. It's size ensures plenty of opportunity to move around and grow into areas of interest.

    Cons

    Regulatory approval process can drive unstable work environment for large projects. Staffing up for something that is anticipated to be approved can sometimes result in staff layoffs when the approval doesn't happen. It can be very demoralizing.

    TC Energy2015-06-17
  10. Helpful (10)

    "Poor leadership and lack of vision"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TC Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Solid company with average benefits

    Cons

    Lack of direction and leadership with constant reorganization. Managers and directors lack experience and team management skills.

    Advice to Management

    It is challenging to work under leads who do not care about their employees and efficient teams. Limit reorganization and seek input from employees. Focus on implementing effective growth and strategic plan.

    TC Energy2018-08-03
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