Tennant Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Tennant President, CEO, and Director Chris Killingstad
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  1. Great People

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Tennant (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dedicated people
    Great products
    Strong Research & Development

    Cons

    Constant shifts in direction for some departments


  2. outside sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tennant

    Pros

    great clients to work with

    Cons

    no mobility for upward movement


  3. Coating Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coating Specialist
    Former Employee - Coating Specialist

    I worked at Tennant full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Make your own schedule, management leaves you alone as long as sales are good, company vehicle and credit card provided, you run your territory with little disruption from regional manager

    Cons

    Company only cares about their stock, no longer an innovator, penalizes you for exceeding sales targets the following year, managers aren't supportive, low pay for industry and travel, loves forms, logistics and customer service are horrible and managers will deduct costs from commissionable sales so department at fault doesn't look bad internally

    Advice to Management

    Sales people can find better jobs


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  5. Marketing function

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Tennant

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work/life balance, new Marketing VP (Dave Huml) seems like he will bring an openness/transparency to the department, company culture still feels like a family culture

    Cons

    advancement opportunities, misaligned priorities across Marketing organization


  6. Great company

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

    I worked at Tennant

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Solid vision, executes on strategy. Great products and very passionate sales force. Incredible market share and brand recognition.

    Cons

    To be fair, it's been awhile since I was there. But there are always poor managers in every company at one time or other. I encountered my share of those.

    Advice to Management

    Some key people at higher positions have blocked current and former employees from taking higher positions due to them not sharing the same lifestyle.


  7. Buck gets passed far too much. Little to no training. Not enough help.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Tennant full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Good paying job. Good people to work with. Good benefits. As much overtime as you like.

    Cons

    High stress, fast pace. Inadiquate help. Errors flow down hill. Management has little time to help employees with anything.


  8. In a major growth mode. New Leadership in place for the Americas BU. Way better than my last job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tennant

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of freedom
    They value creativity
    Long history of success...stock price always rising.
    A lot of decent management

    Cons

    Benefits aren't great
    Lot's of stubborn people that have been here for 20+ years...hard to implement change.

    Advice to Management

    Get better benefits.


  9. A Place of Comfort

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Golden Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Golden Valley, MN

    I have been working at Tennant

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tennant is a place that is comfortable. The work environment is laid back and friendly. The culture is that of a family environment and the work/life balance is prevalent.

    Cons

    There is not a great deal of opportunity for growth within the company. Expanding the intellectual diversity of their human capital is not a priority. The medical benefits are expensive in comparison to companies for which I've been previously employed and the facilities are dated.

    Advice to Management

    Pursue programs that foster an environment of growth for employees, ensuring it is not frowned upon to expand into different areas within the company.


  10. Typical work day

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Picker Packer in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Picker Packer in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Tennant

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Can be enjoyable environment to be in. Corporate cares about its workers. The products and very green and sustainable. Exciting company

    Cons

    A lot of over time. Local company is not as excited about new technology. Hard to come to work knowing how unorganized it can be

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the workers more


  11. Decent pay, TERRIBLE working environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Tennant full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Busy busy busy, company has been booming as of the last couple years

    Cons

    Middle to Senior Management is completely inept and unwilling to listen to anyone...



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