Tenaris Reviews

Updated June 4, 2014
Updated June 4, 2014
78 Reviews
3.2
78 Reviews
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Tenaris Chairman and CEO Paolo Rocca
Paolo Rocca
52 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good benefits, good people, good work environment (in 7 reviews)

  • Challenging, interesting, good working environment, customer oriented (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • The top management still thinks that a work life balance is a meaning of lack of responsabilities (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Lot of work ... but no career progression

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

    I have been working at Tenaris full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressed out at Tenaris

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

    I have been working at Tenaris full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long learning experience without the advancement

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

    I worked at Tenaris full-time for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Buyer

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    An ideal start for college graduates but would not be interested for the long term experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Tenaris

    Pros

    At the beginning of the merger of Tenaris with Hydril and Maverick, the bonus were very generous but now are only standard for a manufacturing company.

    Cons

    Because the company finds every aspect of the company to save money, all employees are expected to complete all accounting expense related to projects. Additionally, they have all their accounting approvals go through oversees before it is released to companies located in the states.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although they take their employees to a Management Camp for two weeks, the choice of employees taken still require more experience with projects and working at the facilities in order to understand how to manage people and projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Over-worked employees in extremely flat organization allowing for little growth opportunity!

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

    I have been working at Tenaris

    Pros

    Global leader
    Superior products
    Clients have favorable opinion of Tenaris
    New investments being made to upgrade mills in the US

    Cons

    Departments are extremely flat and lean
    Work very long hours due to lack of support and under-staffed teams
    Many promtions are given to ex-pats from Argentina, Mexico or Italy
    Lots of turnover
    Most leaders in the US are ex-pats who come across arrogant, entitled and treat employees with very little respect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tenaris has been given more than enough time in the United States to take actions employees have shared with you year after year in the employee survey opinion. Problems remain in lack of work-life balance, advancement opportunity, very few females in leadership roles, little transparency and too many ex-pats who don't understand or respect American cultures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tenaris is a great company for young professionals to pursue opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Tenaris

    Pros

    The pay is great and medical benefits are fantastic. If you are looking for a company to start low and quickly move up, Tenaris is good for that.

    Cons

    Expatriates do not know how to manage American employees. Work hours are long and employees are expected to give up every aspect of their personal life for the needs of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the employees more opportunities for their personal lives. Not every small aspect in the business is an emergency and does not warrant the employees waking up in the midnight hours to respond to the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    If you are not from Argentina good luck being treated with respect by management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Tenaris

    Pros

    Tenaris provides a very challenging and demanding place to work. There are some amazing people within the company. The benefits package was rock solid as was being able to take time off for emergencies. They take care of people even during economic downturns.

    Cons

    No respect from senior management unless you are from Argentina. The salaries are about 20-30% lower than the norm. Excessive work hours. Poor senior management. Employee surveys results are ignored and ridiculed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make an effort to adapt to the local culture and way of doing business... just a little bit would go a long way. Treat your employees fairly and equally no matter where they are from. Get rid of Tenaris University, it is a waste of time and money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Political -

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

    I have been working at Tenaris

    Pros

    Group of people are young and energetic, good benefits,

    Cons

    Development within the organization, salaries, etc

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good learning experience for some years.

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

    I have been working at Tenaris

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good bonuses (indivudual performance bonus starts at 9% of annual base salary and company performance bonus starts at 10%)
    Good exposure to multicultural environment
    Best technology and good resources to help you make your job
    Fast-paced but organized and results-driven environment
    Lots of learning and training opportunities

    Cons

    You must work long hours and even during weekends. No work-life balance approach.
    No recognition from management when going the extra mile.
    Most managers have bad leadership skils and no interest in training and coaching direct reports.
    Relationships manager-report are too uneven, no respect for direct reports' ideas an opinions. Direct reports should only follow orders, no possibility of bringing your own ideas.

    Disapproves of CEO

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