Tenaris Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
74 Reviews

3.3
74 Reviews
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Tenaris Chairman and CEO Paolo Rocca
Paolo Rocca
49 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Challenging, interesting, good working environment, customer oriented (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • The top management still thinks that a work life balance is a meaning of lack of responsabilities (in 12 reviews)

  • There are long hours of work, also in week-end and nights (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    This is a good company to work for

    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Tenaris full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Management, Good work environment and Co-worker. Job is challenging and interesting. Company provide professional training and development.

    Cons

    Too much travel, no work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should not outsource

    Recommends
  2.  

    Fast paced environment for a global leader in steel tubing industry

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

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

    Pros

    The people, culture and the products are great. The company is expanding and investing heavily in the United States.

    Cons

    Work life balance is tough. Tenaris runs very lean and it can mean working long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people and start focusing on local talent and not bringing in as many Ex-Pats. to fill positions in the United States.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Tenais USA

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

    I have been working at Tenaris full-time

    Pros

    Great place to develop a long time career, lots of training, safety improving every day, very analytically oriented, lots of opportunities to grow, specially for young people.

    Cons

    Company trying to reduce the headcounts in all levels leaving the people overloaded. Still not a people oriented company. Plants that are not in Houston are in the middle of nowhere, which makes the talent runaway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the people by trying to improve their work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company for entry level but not long term

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality  in  Blytheville, AR
    Current Employee - Quality in Blytheville, AR

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

    Pros

    Challenges, opportunities and training opportunities are excellent. People are friendly and welcome new people from diverse cultures. Multicultural work environment encouraging respect for each other.

    Cons

    Promotions are need based rather than work based. Work can be overwhelming most of the time thereby creating work life imbalance. Hard to get into management roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Human resource is truly the differentiation factor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Buyer

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

    I have been working at Tenaris full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Excellent Training
    - Very good management
    - Good pay
    - Lovely location
    - Thoughtful events
    - Good Espresso machine
    - Neat environment

    Cons

    - Work load is crazy (50 req a day!)
    - We work around 50-60 hours a week
    - Some end-users are aggressive and impolite!
    - Very slow system!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more buyers!

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fast paced, always work to do, friendly people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Tenaris full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Always something to learn, easy to meet different levels of management, friendly coworkers, multi cultural atmosphere

    Cons

    sometimes stressful because of fast paced nature, increasing responsibilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mentorship program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    limitation in communication if you do not know spanish

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Automation Project Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Automation Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Tenaris full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    culture and networking with new hires is great

    Cons

    the differentment maangements that you deal with and the communication barrier with different departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great for entry-level, not so great for long term

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

    I worked at Tenaris full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The Global Trainee Program is nice: a rotation, a month in Argentina, and lots of training. Employees are really sweet and want to see you succeed. Looks good on your resume when applying outside.

    Cons

    The pay is abysmal for the amount of hours you'll work. Management thinks that "work-life balance" means using your vacation hours. Most managerial positions are filled with people from Argentina, Mexico, or Italy who can barely speak English. Late day meetings where you'll be verbally berated are common. Once you graduate the GT program your evaluations are based on politics more than what you've done. Zero chance of rotating out of your job without being a director's pet. HR is more focused on appeasing management. Very high turnover, expect someone else's job to be dumped on you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people with experience. Promote locally instead of just filling positions with expat wives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A strong, successful company. Very demanding and challenging to work with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Supply Planning Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Supply Planning Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Tenaris full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good workplace to learn. Company has a successful business model and have smart, hard working people working for them. Strong in procedures and process management.

    Cons

    Top management is all from Argentina, Mexico, or Italy. If you are not from one of this countries, growth opportunities will be few to none.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on life / work balance to attract more US employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Safe environment, decent pay, great benefits

    Cons

    Management and supervisors are quick to come take a picture of something, email it it every supervisor in the plant, make a big deal out of something instead of talking to the operator and asking why they are doing something in a particular way (usually they have no idea why the operators are doing what caused them to take the picture)
      Work floor is extremely loud, hearing protection is offered, but hearing loss will happen to anyone who spends multiple years on the production floor.
      There is a definite need for an air filtration system, the heat treat process releases a red dust into the air which is easily inhaled by people on the floor. Sinus infections are unavoidable, and constant. I'm sure there are other health factors involved with the inhalation of the red dust as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate directly with employees instead of emailing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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