Tenneco Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
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  1. Salaried Review

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Ligonier, IN
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Ligonier, IN

    I worked at Tenneco full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great products, plenty of resources available to complete job, good pay and benefits. Great Engineering Manager.

    Cons

    Too many work hours and weekend requirements. No work / life balance. Had some very old equipment, but new lines were in the works.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the work / life balance

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Work Experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Tenneco

    Pros

    excellent company to work. Working in this company gives you good experience in dealing with other employees

    Cons

    Not many words to say Cons about this company. The only I can say, this is good company to work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Lots of opportunities available in a competitive business environment.

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    Current Employee - Production Manager in Smithville, TN
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Smithville, TN

    I have been working at Tenneco

    Pros

    Offers diverse cross functional exposure

    Cons

    Not a lot of recognition for hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider value of having more shift supervision in production areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Growth Company But Lean

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    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

    I have been working at Tenneco full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    High potential - internal advancement better than most auto suppliers. good benefits though health plan just ok

    Cons

    Very lean company. Expect to work longer hours with some recognition. Don't fix it till broken mentality hurts staffing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too lean bad for morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Strange culture in the past few years.

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Former Employee - Project Engineer

    I worked at Tenneco full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent pay, generally nice people.

    Cons

    Boring work, an overall approach of doing the least possible amount of work for the client. Political, opportunities for advancement are limited.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Breakdown of Company Core Values at Facility Level

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    Current Employee - Technician in Milan, OH
    Current Employee - Technician in Milan, OH

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

    Pros

    Tenneco has a good benefit package, including vacation time and sends a good message on a corporate level with a focus of the company's core values.

    Cons

    On a facility level, there is a leadership breakdown when it comes to the company's core values. There is a leadership attitude which creates a "wall" between employees and leadership fails to recognize themselves as the reason for low morale. The IDP and Performance Appraisal system does not drive advancement as it is suggested it does. On a facility level, the "Good 'Ole Boys Club" drives advancement and puts the wrong personalities in leadership role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not forget to listen to the voice of all employees at all levels to prevent the low morale currently being seen at the Milan Engineering facility. A third party survey is suggested. No one will be honest in an all employee meeting when there is a culture of retaliation leadership and lack of integrity.

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

    Operates like most large American automotive companies.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroe, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroe, MI

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

    Pros

    They are a stable company that has a global presence.

    Cons

    Most locations are not close to metro areas where people live resulting in most employees having a long commute. Limited abilities to rise within the ranks of the company (opportunities exist they are just a bit too far and few between and are often filled with people outside of the company). Just like in most large companies it is difficulty to get process improvements supported/implemented and adaptability/innovation is stifled as a result. Current employee compensation has not kept pace with the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put a real emphasis on process improvement, innovation, and performance recognition. Too much time is spent fighting fires and not enough defining and resolving the causes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. it's a job.. glad I have a place to work

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Smithville, TN
    Current Employee - Team Member in Smithville, TN

    I have been working at Tenneco

    Pros

    have been with the company a long time. Great co-workers, the team leaders are great & works with the employees.

    Cons

    need better pay for the workers that has been there longer than others. Moral needs to be better. HR & management needs to be out on the floor more to see what the employees actually do. Needs to be cooler in summer time (pretty bad when it feels better outside than it does inside the plant)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on the things I stated in the Cons of working at Tenneco. Better pay for the employees that has worked there the longest. Find a way to cool the plant down in the summer

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    A good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Engineer I in Monroe, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Monroe, MI

    I have been working at Tenneco

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Good communication between different teams. If your in the fast track you can move up quickly.

    Cons

    They are slow as far as promotions, career advancement and are quick to pull back perks. Once a perk is gone it is gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They give some feed back as to the faults in your work but very little in praise for a good job.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Good Company to work with

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer PPC in Bāwal (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer PPC in Bāwal (India)

    I have been working at Tenneco full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Package,
    Job Security

    Cons

    No plan for employee development and training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a firm growth plan of every employee and identify the key training areas for the development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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