Tenneco
2.8 of 5 30 reviews
www.tenneco.com Lake Forest, IL 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 18, 2014

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2.8 30 reviews

                             

58% Approve of the CEO

Tenneco Chairman & CEO Gregg Sherrill

Gregg Sherrill

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Simple Minded Company Attempting Advanced Technology

    Systems Integration Engineer (Current Employee)
    Jackson, MI

    ProsReasonable salaries for entry level engineers. Flexible with comp time when traveling over the weekends.

    ConsTypically given VERY little advanced notice for international travel. (2 days -14 days advance notice). Upper management does not listen to sound engineering advice provided by the experts they hired. Direct managers are expected to manage 5-15 employees and also manage customers that their employees are responsible for. This leads to VERY POOR managing of the employees. It is a shame.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to make proper engineering decisions and stop shooting from the hip due to tight customer timing. Your advanced technologies have no future with your current choices.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Large paychecks for factory work, but excessive overtime.

    Welder (Current Employee)
    Ligonier, IN

    ProsSeems like a stable job, but having to work almost every day of the year gets to be ridiculous.

    ConsNo accountability for the employees on the floor. Employees have been caught doing an outrageous amounts of things that would normally get them fired but have not even been reprimanded. Company continues to hire the same sort of lazy people that do not have even the meager work ethics of a fast food place.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the staffing agency that can't maintain employee levels or manage to even hire people with mediocre work ethics. Start holding people accountable for poor performance instead of letting them laze about. Get off the "fake safety" issue of piercings, you are alienating the employee base. Long-term employees are quitting like rats from a sinking ship because of these issues.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    over worked

    Quality Engineer (Former Employee)
    Hartwell, GA

    Prosthe hours are there, the people are nice. the work is not that hard. Really can not be fired if you show up and don't say anything.

    Cons12 hour shifts, 7 days a week. There is no control over quality. All standards set by management are toss aside to make production quotas.

    Advice to Senior Managementno control

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    This job will bore you to death, very monotonous work. Hard manual labor daily. Very strict routine to follow daily.

    Machine Operator (Current Employee)
    Marshall, MI

    ProsDecent Pay. 11/hour starting out with staffing company. 12.65 after 3 months.

    Set hours.

    Job security is good. Not much else.

    ConsVery boring, monotonous work. Do the same thing over and over and over all day.

    Can be hard manual labor for those not used to that.

    Management is runs around like chickens with their head cut off. More concerned about sucking up to the manager above them than doing a good job.

    You are just a cog in the machine.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the points system for sick days. It makes you seem like you don't value your employees as human beings. I realize your excuse is "this is how the industry does it". How many great companies do things because that is how the industry does it?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Most Incompetent Management team I ever have worked for..

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Kettering, OH

    ProsNo better jobs available in this economy, decent wages for maintenace and team leaders..Union offers a tiny bit of protection from favortism.

    ConsToo Many management pets, and pet projects wasting money on inappropriate things like 5-S and Kaizon junk, but won't spend enough to properly get a quality product to the customer. HR has a personal vendetta against virtually all former Delphi people that were bought as part of the package when buying the plant.. Worst part of that issue is that it;s the former Delphi Salaried that hold the grudge, not the Tenneco management team from above. With One exception the upper Management (not from this plant) Seem to be honest including the CEO..

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of excess padded management levels at the plant, use the money to hire enough Maintenance people to fix the equipment properly.. YOUR own MISSION statement states CUSTOMER is first and SHAREHOLDERS..not wasting company funds on personal vendettas on people just because we belong to a Union. EFFICIENCY would be 90% instead of 65% if you had properly trained Skilled tades doing the jobs instead of operators and supervisors who aren't qualified to flip burgers at McDonalds, much less fix complicated equipment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It is not what it used to be

    Senior Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
    Lake Forest, IL

    ProsFlexible hours and that is about it

    ConsPromotions are limited - always a dangling carrot.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop the practice of offering raises and counter-offers when someone resigns. Cherish your employees while you still have them, not when they walk out the door.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Loved the employees, Management has a terrible lack of communication and no real empathy.

    Machine Operator (Former Employee)
    Ligonier, IN

    ProsGood pay for the location. Great medical and dental benefits. Once hired on great attendance policy. HR does back their open door policy.

    ConsFavoritism among family members seems to be awful high. Discipline is not handed out fairly. Communication between management and workers is extremely lacking (especially on the off shifts). Too many in management trying to make all the rules with no concept how the processes actually work.

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    somewhat satisfying,but watch your back..

    Teamleader (Current Employee)
    Hartwell, GA

    ProsThe pay is good , benefits are good for this area..A lot of good people work there,but is gets old being treated badly by upper management

    Consupper management.....rules are inconsistant , they change without notice.

    Advice to Senior Managementconsider the peoples views and concerns , they are the ones that actually make you the money

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ex employee had a good time but found greener pastures.

    National Account Manager (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsAutonomy to make decisions about running business

    ConsBig company politics hinder implementation of good ideas

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse more meritocracy

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Managers Full of Themselves

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAbove average compensation, benefits and perks. Tenneco is viewed as leader in automotive industry. Global footprint is one of this companies strengths.

    ConsSenior management team is "full of themselves". If you aren't part of the "click", forget about any career advancement. Being a "Yes Men" is the key to getting ahead in this company. Hasn't always been this way............started back whends Frissora was CEO and Sherrill continues with this managment style.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe BOD needs to do a serious house cleaning within the Senior Management team starting with Mr. Sherrill and his staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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