Tenneco Reviews

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

    Great Intern Experience!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern Buyer in Monroe, MI
    Former Employee - Intern Buyer in Monroe, MI

    I worked at Tenneco as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Worked on a particular team with large amount of support from all members. Learned more than I thought possible in the 3 month internship, housing was compensated, and worked with a great group of interns.

    Cons

    Not very much structure or initial training for interns. It was a learn as you go experience which was difficult to start but in the end really made a positive difference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A little slower as far as technology growth

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology
    Former Employee - Information Technology

    I worked at Tenneco as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The money was in line for manufacturing positions

    Cons

    Took a very long time start upgrading manufacturing Standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to their employee's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A great place to start a career.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Best compensation in the automotive aftermarket.

    Cons

    Management is mostly reactive rather than proactive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Anticipate change and listen to the streets, not just The Street

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I worked there for 18.25 years in Seward NE. I had a great time but a lot of stress.

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

    I worked at Tenneco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn and work in different departments. Fast paced environment so you don't get bored. Good support and training from Line Coordinators and Team Leaders. Great pay and benefits package.

    Cons

    10 hour days constantly, 12 hour days often and 8 or 10 hour days on Saturdays and sundays ( no family life ) A lot of stress to make shipping requirements. HR inconsistent with making and enforcing company policies. Direct family and community members are treated differently than individuals who are not part of the community or not a part of a family group who has years of service with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone the same regardless of how they became employed. Enforce your policies equally for all employees and don't single out individuals for different treatments of discipline. Say What You Mean And Mean What You Say. Get more involved with the individual employee, listen to their concerns or questions and make them feel like they are a actual part of the company instead of just some number. Be open and honest with everyone equally at all times not just when it suits some purpose.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Quality conscientious company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Seward, NE
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Seward, NE

    I worked at Tenneco

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to take on challenges. The staffing is lean but they are serious about continuous improvement. They implement programs such as lean in the entire facility, are cost conscious and encourage personal growth (education). In the facility in which I worked, Tenneco offers high quality, American made Walker exhaust products to the automotive industry and is adamant about keeping it's good reputation. Tenneco's corporate culture emphasizes integrity, teamwork, execution, accountability, innovation and balance, all which are traits that I consider important for making career decisions. Also, the Walker exhausts facility is located in a small town with a family-like atmosphere. The people I worked with were excellent to work with. I am grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of their team.

    Cons

    The automotive industry is in an economic contraction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication please.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good company great income potential

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Welder in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Welder in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    fairly secure good long term employment

    Cons

    three shifts, hot strenuous work attmophere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get it together or stay home

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Tenneco as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People work in technical center are very hard-working and productive. They concentrated on their task.

    Cons

    Work environment was a little bit boring.

  9.  

    Great Learning Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tenneco

    Pros

    you make pretty good money but also learn about a different way of life

    Cons

    poor working conditions as it is a dangerous place to work at points

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