Tenaris

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Tenaris Reviews

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
84 Reviews
2.9
84 Reviews
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Tenaris Chairman and CEO Paolo Rocca
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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 15 reviews)

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

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to start

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

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

    Pros

    You will learn a LOT. They give employees challenging assignments and projects from the start.

    Cons

    Management is all from Argentina, Mexico, or Italy. Hardly ANY women in managerial roles. A lot of work but very few people to do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to adopt the US workplace culture, hire more people to help, be more transparent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tenaris in the world

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, lots of knowledge

    Cons

    Hard working environment, very industrial

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Lot of work ... but no career progression

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

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

    Pros

    Good exposure and professional coworkers.
    Challenging jobs.

    Cons

    People speak Spanish all the time, it is not an inclusive culture as they like to say.
    Business are ran as the grandfather movie. All pass through one person (at the very top) and your future is determine by him.
    At least 60 Hours a week. You will never hear a "Good Job"... it is really old school..."No news is good news".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include more Americans in management positions, and stop running the business as the "Grandfather". That will allow people to have more work and life balance but Tenaris would lose the edge in the market... since they will need to hire more people and then be less "efficient".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressed out at Tenaris

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

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

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities, lots of travel if work requires it, and company is constantly improving IT infrastructure, so it gives you good opportunity to learn. Sometimes up to 10% bonus can be achieved, in a perfect world.

    Cons

    You are always over worked, and over whelmed with the amount of work. Plan on working at least 60+ hours every week, and spend lots of time away from family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tenaris is a revolving door, because you need to double up on staff. Constantly being over worked kills the motivation. 37% of USA staff was recently satisfied with pay, and more than 60% of staff's biggest problem was life/work balance... or the lack there of. Hire more people, and pay them properly... you can't work people to the bone ALL the time!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    GT Program is suitable for the size of this company, overall its a great place to start

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

    I worked at Tenaris full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Great work experience because of new projects and investments
    -Pay is right at the middle of the scale
    -Benefits/401K is above average
    -Great opportunities: 6 months all expense paid working in Mexico

    Cons

    -Lots of OT (not much work/life balance)
    -Hierarchy is strictly enforced due to the culture
    -Hickman plant is located in a small town, not much to do after work
    -Lack of right skills for the job which can cause lower than expected results
    -Feel alienated when upper management or co-workers speak spanish in front of you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be able to take advise from subordinates, open up the idea of learning Spanish instead of forcing them, be respectful of work and life balance, need to listen more before giving directions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long learning experience without the advancement

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

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

    Pros

    Good structure in paper, global sourcing network and shared practices amongst the different regions. Training is well intended but takes many free time from family and recreational activities since you still need to do your overwhelming job

    Cons

    Run like the Corleone family business... Take them (all employees, vendors) to the mattresses... Need to be "family to advance"... No matter how hard you try (to go home early n have a balanced life) they keep pulling you back in!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company has to respect and consider local culture in to the mix and prevent from ramming up Argentinitis up peoples behinds.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Buyer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Tenaris full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company has a strong training program and benefits that are at a higher level from similar companies in the same industry.

    Cons

    Management does not have sense of workload or work balance. The amount of work is extremely high and they do not allocate additional resources to mitigate it. There is no strategic direction from upper management. These factors and the personality of expats cripple the huge potential of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As mentioned in all the training sessions, people is the most important resource of the company but until they are not happy, turn over and low morale will be a factor that affect the performance of Tenaris. You need to hire more people and pay a fair salary!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    No advancement

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary. Customer oriented

    Cons

    Work/home life suffers, no advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Tenaris

    Pros

    I would say that the best part of working at Tenaris is the strong team feeling and training we receive

    Cons

    The salery is a little lite compaired to the industry however Tenaris does invest heavy in employee training so these cost seem to be factored in

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    An ideal start for college graduates but would not be interested for the long term experience.

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

    I worked at Tenaris

    Pros

    At the beginning of the merger of Tenaris with Hydril and Maverick, the bonus were very generous but now are only standard for a manufacturing company.

    Cons

    Because the company finds every aspect of the company to save money, all employees are expected to complete all accounting expense related to projects. Additionally, they have all their accounting approvals go through oversees before it is released to companies located in the states.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although they take their employees to a Management Camp for two weeks, the choice of employees taken still require more experience with projects and working at the facilities in order to understand how to manage people and projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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