Tenaris

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Tenaris Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
94 Reviews
3.0
94 Reviews
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Tenaris Chairman and CEO Paolo Rocca
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59 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 16 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Stable Company with too much "Management" than work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Analyst

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

    Pros

    Stable company, Good Employee relations, Respect for employees, Planning for future

    Cons

    Too many meetings, Bureaucracy, horrible work life balance, too much overtime, Favoritism for promotions and better compensations based on demand and not merit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not for the weak of heart

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

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

    Pros

    - Steel industry market leader
    - Extremely diverse and multinational
    - Industry network led to lucrative O&G job
    - Able to move between unrelated departments
    - Taught me Spanish free of charge

    Cons

    - Cartel culture: family connections override all rules
    - Given the promotion's workload before the raise
    - Having to deal with cultural biases towards women
    - No communication with "Anglo" employees leads to low morale
    - Low trust: need to beg Argentina even if you are buying a pen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    60 hour work weeks aren't the norm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company for entry level but not long term

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality in Blytheville, AR
    Current Employee - Quality in Blytheville, AR

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

    Pros

    Challenges, opportunities and training opportunities are excellent. People are friendly and welcome new people from diverse cultures. Multicultural work environment encouraging respect for each other.

    Cons

    Promotions are need based rather than work based. Work can be overwhelming most of the time thereby creating work life imbalance. Hard to get into management roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Human resource is truly the differentiation factor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Buyer

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

    I have been working at Tenaris full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Excellent Training
    - Very good management
    - Good pay
    - Lovely location
    - Thoughtful events
    - Good Espresso machine
    - Neat environment

    Cons

    - Work load is crazy (50 req a day!)
    - We work around 50-60 hours a week
    - Some end-users are aggressive and impolite!
    - Very slow system!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more buyers!

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    limitation in communication if you do not know spanish

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

    I have been working at Tenaris full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    culture and networking with new hires is great

    Cons

    the differentment maangements that you deal with and the communication barrier with different departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    GT Program is suitable for the size of this company, overall its a great place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Trainee in Blytheville, AR
    Former Employee - Global Trainee in Blytheville, AR

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

    Pros

    -Great work experience because of new projects and investments
    -Pay is right at the middle of the scale
    -Benefits/401K is above average
    -Great opportunities: 6 months all expense paid working in Mexico

    Cons

    -Lots of OT (not much work/life balance)
    -Hierarchy is strictly enforced due to the culture
    -Hickman plant is located in a small town, not much to do after work
    -Lack of right skills for the job which can cause lower than expected results
    -Feel alienated when upper management or co-workers speak spanish in front of you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be able to take advise from subordinates, open up the idea of learning Spanish instead of forcing them, be respectful of work and life balance, need to listen more before giving directions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    No advancement

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

    I have been working at Tenaris full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary. Customer oriented

    Cons

    Work/home life suffers, no advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unusual

    • 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 people, good work environment

    Cons

    Communication within could be better

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A very neutral company, wouldn't recomend for IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Internship in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Technology Internship in Milan (Italy)

    I have been working at Tenaris as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    There isn't a lot of personal in my field, therefore it can become a very boring job

    Cons

    No chance of getting promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organise better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Discrimination in your own country

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tenaris

    Pros

    Good pay and some good benefits

    Cons

    The only way to be promoted is that you speak spanish and you clean the boats to your boss everyday. If you are not this kind of person you don't have future here. Too much micromanagement too many meetings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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