Tenneco

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Happy I made a bundle when the stock went up.

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Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Monroe, MI
Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Monroe, MI

I worked at Tenneco full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Learned a lot. Took on a lot of responsibility. First 2 years were fun. Worked with a lot of very talented people-on all levels, in all areas. Got a better job as a result.

Cons

Next 3 years were a nightmare. Everyone wanted to be a buyer, engineers, the plants, the salespeople. Vendor payments were delayed to help cash-flow, a practice that has been stopped. They break contracts. Pay was bad, as were the benefits. Plants routinely ran short on inventory and blamed vendor. Managers had no experience managing in most areas. Women were especially treated poorly-no matter their title. To many 'Indians' with little to-no authority, 'Chiefs' didn't like to get hands dirty, and wanted to protect their job. Very political environment. Senior Executive quoted prior to a meeting, "Check your ethics at the door", and another classic, "Sometimes you have to take the low road' In some areas morale was great, in others well pretty bad.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider training managers. Let some of the old chiefs retire. Promote from within. Executives should go undercover within the company-in any area to see how the work really gets done and dirty some people operate. Treat the women as your would your wife or daughter treated at a job.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

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    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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    Abusive towards employees.

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Hartwell, GA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Hartwell, GA

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

    Pros

    Good pay and easy to get overtime.

    Cons

    Ridiculous hours and unsafe work conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your subordinates with more respect and listen to their concerns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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