Tenneco Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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  1. Abusive towards employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Hartwell, GA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Hartwell, GA

    I have been working at Tenneco full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and easy to get overtime.

    Cons

    Ridiculous hours and unsafe work conditions.

    Advice to Management

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    Happy I made a bundle when the stock went up.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Monroe, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Monroe, MI

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  3. on a downward spiral

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Elkhart, IN
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Elkhart, IN

    I have been working at Tenneco full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Used to have good benefits and pay but years of no raises and benefit cost increase and cuts have killed that i guess if you want to live at work thats a plus

    Cons

    now have more people in offices than on the floor safety first as long as its free and convieniant too many people creating problems to justify their jobs zero accountability beyond floor level low pay by industry standard {they only compare themselves to other ten plants NOT the area industry} no raise in 6 years ins has gone up 3 times no support from management if you aren't in an office you are a scape goat

    Advice to Management

    none t/a elkhart has evolved into a direct suckup line all the way to the ceo


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  5. What if HR is the problem

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hourly in Napoleon, OH
    Current Employee - Hourly in Napoleon, OH

    I have been working at Tenneco full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    it's a job. it could be worse ,but I fail to see how at this point in time.

    Cons

    No raise in 9 years, Insurance keeps getting more expensive, Safety first unless it costs too much, supervisors not being able to make a decision without going to upper management, HR runs the plant not the plant manager, if your hurt at work they deny all claims, make you run all over to fight it and hope you just pay out of pocket, management is retaliatory in its application of plant rules depending on if your buddies with salary employees. If you like to be stressed out and treated like a dog this is the place for you. Honesty, integrity, Tenneco core values? What a joke that is.

    Advice to Management

    The salary side needs a complete overhaul, and the company needs to hire people that show up to work.


  6. A slow-motion train wreck

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Lake Forest, IL

    I have been working at Tenneco full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    If you're just working for the money, this is the place to be. Salaries and bonuses are very competitive. Benefits are acceptable, but don't stand out. As an automotive supplier, Tenneco gets good discounts for new car purchases.

    Cons

    Within the IT organization, many in the top levels are unqualified to lead or even manage. They've been in their positions for many years and don't know or care how badly things are run. IT's inability to make and meet its commitments lead to poor morale and high turnover. Key shortcomings: - Poor planning, prioritization and execution leads to overworked staff, delays and budget overruns. Of the dozens of projects underway, not ONE is on schedule - Lack of service orientation - No resources focused on quality. There are lots of metrics; most are wrong. - Top-down and bottom-up communication is almost non-existent - Leadership IS non-existent - Archaic and arcane processes and procedures hide ownership and responsibility - Much of the IT infrastructure and tools should have been replaced years ago, leading to slow and unreliable systems

    Advice to Management

    If you're unwilling to retire or move on, at least benchmark the organization against other companies. The results may serve as a wake-up call. The CEO needs to step in and clean house.


  7. It

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

    I worked at Tenneco

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You have a job to get a pay check and benifits

    Cons

    Upper management will throw you under the bus

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue. Not all upper management tells the truth about their employees


  8. Awful Company

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

    I have been working at Tenneco

    Pros

    Don't Waste Your Time With This Company!

    Cons

    Too many politics , no work life balance


  9. Helpful (1)

    Ex employee had a good time but found greener pastures.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Tenneco

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy to make decisions about running business

    Cons

    Big company politics hinder implementation of good ideas

    Advice to Management

    Use more meritocracy


  10. somewhat satisfying,but watch your back..

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teamleader in Hartwell, GA
    Current Employee - Teamleader in Hartwell, GA

    I have been working at Tenneco

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is good , benefits are good for this area..A lot of good people work there,but is gets old being treated badly by upper management

    Cons

    upper management.....rules are inconsistant , they change without notice.

    Advice to Management

    consider the peoples views and concerns , they are the ones that actually make you the money


  11. Loved the employees, Management has a terrible lack of communication and no real empathy.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Ligonier, IN
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Ligonier, IN

    I worked at Tenneco

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for the location. Great medical and dental benefits. Once hired on great attendance policy. HR does back their open door policy.

    Cons

    Favoritism among family members seems to be awful high. Discipline is not handed out fairly. Communication between management and workers is extremely lacking (especially on the off shifts). Too many in management trying to make all the rules with no concept how the processes actually work.



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