Tenaris Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Tenaris Chairman and CEO Paolo Rocca
Paolo Rocca
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Pros
  • Lots of training available (with proper approvals) (in 3 reviews)

  • Great place to work, lots of knowledge (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The top management still thinks that a work life balance is a meaning of lack of responsabilities (in 16 reviews)

  • Work very long hours due to lack of support and under-staffed teams (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Get some experience and then get out

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tenaris full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    GT Program was interesting and sent me to Argentina. Friendly coworkers. Good chance to learn skills that look good on a resume.

    Cons

    Highly political work culture where blame shifting is the norm. Most workload is just keeping up with bureaucracy and showing directors Excel spreadsheets. Never saw an American stick around for very long.

    Advice to Management

    Try listening to your employees for once.


  2. Helpful (1)

    warehouse

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Operator in Conroe, TX
    Former Employee - Warehouse Operator in Conroe, TX

    I worked at Tenaris full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    great place to work, close to home

    Cons

    shift hours changed often and were varied

    Advice to Management

    more communication with employees


  3. Helpful (1)

    Behind the US market in many ways

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tenaris

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family like culture, gt program, location

    Cons

    Not enough world class professionals compared with other US companies. Too much tolerance of mediocrity and too much paperwork for every little thing

    Advice to Management

    Hire and fire managers to improve the team


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Great Training, Then Move On

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Tenaris

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training programs and courses available that look great to other oil and gas companies. Friendly work environment. Easily the industry leader, both in reputation and financially. Company is strategic and makes smart big picture decisions. International travel is sometimes possible for training.

    Cons

    Work life balance has been the #1 ranked employee complaint (via Employee Survey). Low pay for the industry that everyone openly acknowledges and complains about (#2 complaint). Turnover has been a problem because of the above reasons. Upper management is all Argentine. No effort or attempts to balance this out. Very few women, especially when you get to higher level positions. Rigid bureaucracy to get anything accomplished (most approvals, for software, raises, hiring, etc..., must go through Argentina).

    Advice to Management

    At least pay your employees the industry average. Don't be surprised when they leave for more money. Do not require approvals to go through other countries. Do not treat your lower level employees as expendable and easily replaceable.


  6. Not much care for employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blytheville, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blytheville, AR

    I have been working at Tenaris full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No good reasons for working here just to pay the bills

    Cons

    Hot and cold low pay horrible chance for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Advance people that are already there.


  7. Could of been a better experience if attained access to resources to promptly work on projects.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Tenaris as an intern (Less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunities Good flex work time Descent work culture and rotational program

    Cons

    Slow access to IT to grant needed software Management had limited time to impact intern work

    Advice to Management

    Work on preliminary assignments and access requirements for interns before beginning the internship. More structure.


  8. Helpful (5)

    Lot of work ... but no career progression

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Tenaris full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good exposure and professional coworkers. Challenging jobs.

    Cons

    People speak Spanish all the time, it is not an inclusive culture as they like to say. Business are ran as the grandfather movie. All pass through one person (at the very top) and your future is determine by him. At least 60 Hours a week. You will never hear a "Good Job"... it is really old school..."No news is good news".

    Advice to Management

    Include more Americans in management positions, and stop running the business as the "Grandfather". That will allow people to have more work and life balance but Tenaris would lose the edge in the market... since they will need to hire more people and then be less "efficient".


  9. Helpful (1)

    Stressed out at Tenaris

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Tenaris full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities, lots of travel if work requires it, and company is constantly improving IT infrastructure, so it gives you good opportunity to learn. Sometimes up to 10% bonus can be achieved, in a perfect world.

    Cons

    You are always over worked, and over whelmed with the amount of work. Plan on working at least 60+ hours every week, and spend lots of time away from family.

    Advice to Management

    Tenaris is a revolving door, because you need to double up on staff. Constantly being over worked kills the motivation. 37% of USA staff was recently satisfied with pay, and more than 60% of staff's biggest problem was life/work balance... or the lack there of. Hire more people, and pay them properly... you can't work people to the bone ALL the time!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Long learning experience without the advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Tenaris full-time (More than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good structure in paper, global sourcing network and shared practices amongst the different regions. Training is well intended but takes many free time from family and recreational activities since you still need to do your overwhelming job

    Cons

    Run like the Corleone family business... Take them (all employees, vendors) to the mattresses... Need to be "family to advance"... No matter how hard you try (to go home early n have a balanced life) they keep pulling you back in!

    Advice to Management

    This company has to respect and consider local culture in to the mix and prevent from ramming up Argentinitis up peoples behinds.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Buyer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Tenaris full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a strong training program and benefits that are at a higher level from similar companies in the same industry.

    Cons

    Management does not have sense of workload or work balance. The amount of work is extremely high and they do not allocate additional resources to mitigate it. There is no strategic direction from upper management. These factors and the personality of expats cripple the huge potential of the company.

    Advice to Management

    As mentioned in all the training sessions, people is the most important resource of the company but until they are not happy, turn over and low morale will be a factor that affect the performance of Tenaris. You need to hire more people and pay a fair salary!



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