Tenneco Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
35 Reviews
2.6
35 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good pay but hours suck

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Seward, NE
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Seward, NE

    I have been working at Tenneco full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Easy work. Good job to get manufacturing experience

    Cons

    Lots of overtime and very little time to spend with my daughter. Not a good place to work if you have a family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more consistent with production scheduling instead making people work months straight without a day off

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    engineer intern

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

    I have been working at Tenneco

    Pros

    got a project to handle

    Cons

    culture of the company is disconnected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the employee more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Simple Minded Company Attempting Advanced Technology

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer in Jackson, MI
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer in Jackson, MI

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Typically 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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Large paychecks for factory work, but excessive overtime.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Welder in Ligonier, IN
    Current Employee - Welder in Ligonier, IN

    I have been working at Tenneco full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    over worked

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Hartwell, GA
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Hartwell, GA

    I worked at Tenneco full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    the 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.

    Cons

    12 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 ManagementAdvice

    no control

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Marshall, MI
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Marshall, MI

    I have been working at Tenneco full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Set hours.

    Job security is good. Not much else.

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get 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?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Most Incompetent Management team I ever have worked for..

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kettering, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kettering, OH

    I have been working at Tenneco

    Pros

    No better jobs available in this economy, decent wages for maintenace and team leaders..Union offers a tiny bit of protection from favortism.

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It is not what it used to be

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Lake Forest, IL

    I have been working at Tenneco

    Pros

    Flexible hours and that is about it

    Cons

    Promotions are limited - always a dangling carrot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Ligonier, IN
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Ligonier, IN

    I worked at Tenneco

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Favoritism 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.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    somewhat satisfying,but watch your back..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teamleader in Hartwell, GA
    Current Employee - Teamleader in Hartwell, GA

    I have been working at Tenneco

    Pros

    The 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider the peoples views and concerns , they are the ones that actually make you the money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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