Tenaris

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Tenaris Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
94 Reviews
3.0
94 Reviews
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Tenaris Chairman and CEO Paolo Rocca
Paolo Rocca
59 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good benefits, good people, good work environment (in 7 reviews)

  • Challenging, interesting, good working environment, customer oriented (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • The top management still thinks that a work life balance is a meaning of lack of responsabilities (in 16 reviews)

  • Work very long hours due to lack of support and under-staffed teams (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    What you make of it

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

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

    Pros

    Meaningful work, international experiences, and long term commitment to high performers. If you are committed, smart, and vocal then Tenaris will work to make you happy. Very much a place where you have to ask and push for what you want instead of expecting it to come to you. Recent additions of local employees to higher level positions are appreciated. Extremely sharp upper management, the company is wildly profitable when compared to competitors.

    Cons

    The USA office was created by merging two acquired companies under the Tenaris name and created some cultural tension. Work life balance can be tough in some departments and generational expectations about work can become issues when cultural expectations come into play. Sometimes the commitment to tenured employees keeps a lot of dead weight afloat. Not a company for people with thin skin or for someone looking for "just a job".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent, find ways to reduce bureaucracy, and adapt to your emerging markets. This isn't Campana in 1980.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Love my job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BMG in Blytheville, AR
    Current Employee - BMG in Blytheville, AR

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

    Pros

    Straight days, great insurance, great people

    Cons

    Upper Management, pay could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to everyone

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Training, Then Move On

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Tenaris

    Pros

    Great training programs and courses available that look great to other oil and gas companies.
    Friendly work environment.
    Easily the industry leader, both in reputation and financially.
    Company is strategic and makes smart big picture decisions.
    International travel is sometimes possible for training.

    Cons

    Work life balance has been the #1 ranked employee complaint (via Employee Survey).
    Low pay for the industry that everyone openly acknowledges and complains about (#2 complaint).
    Turnover has been a problem because of the above reasons.
    Upper management is all Argentine. No effort or attempts to balance this out.
    Very few women, especially when you get to higher level positions.
    Rigid bureaucracy to get anything accomplished (most approvals, for software, raises, hiring, etc..., must go through Argentina).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least pay your employees the industry average. Don't be surprised when they leave for more money.
    Do not require approvals to go through other countries.
    Do not treat your lower level employees as expendable and easily replaceable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Stable Company with too much "Management" than work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Analyst

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

    Pros

    Stable company, Good Employee relations, Respect for employees, Planning for future

    Cons

    Too many meetings, Bureaucracy, horrible work life balance, too much overtime, Favoritism for promotions and better compensations based on demand and not merit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not much care for employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blytheville, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blytheville, AR

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

    Pros

    No good reasons for working here just to pay the bills

    Cons

    Hot and cold low pay horrible chance for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advance people that are already there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Could of been a better experience if attained access to resources to promptly work on projects.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tenaris as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good opportunities
    Good flex work time
    Descent work culture and rotational program

    Cons

    Slow access to IT to grant needed software
    Management had limited time to impact intern work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on preliminary assignments and access requirements for interns before beginning the internship. More structure.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sales Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great training program. Company teaches you fundamentals of tubular industry.
    Good health insurance benefits.
    Company is leader in its industry

    Cons

    Promotions are political. Argentines get the best options. Difficult to climb ladder if you are not Argentines. Opaque performance approval process. Many managers with poor leadership skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take risks by being open to contrarian opinion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not for the weak of heart

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    - Steel industry market leader
    - Extremely diverse and multinational
    - Industry network led to lucrative O&G job
    - Able to move between unrelated departments
    - Taught me Spanish free of charge

    Cons

    - Cartel culture: family connections override all rules
    - Given the promotion's workload before the raise
    - Having to deal with cultural biases towards women
    - No communication with "Anglo" employees leads to low morale
    - Low trust: need to beg Argentina even if you are buying a pen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    60 hour work weeks aren't the norm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was a good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tool Room Attend in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Tool Room Attend in Houston, TX

    I worked at Tenaris as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    I was working overnite so nobody bothered me.

    Cons

    Everybody wanted to be the boss?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to training more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Be prepared on a lengthy wait to begin working projects, as access grant isn't a sure thing going in.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Tenaris as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Training programs had somewhat good reviews

    Cons

    Didn't get my access to begin my projects until my sixth week and had 2 weeks to complete. Dealt constant hurdles with IT/Permissions to access files. Had to call daily for grant of access of software from IT in Argentina, and Interns were on a low priority basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to plan roles around access of resources
    Have better planning management and reassignment of projectts

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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