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Tenneco Reviews

Updated February 14, 2015
Updated February 14, 2015
42 Reviews
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  1.  

    Awful Company

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    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

  2.  

    on a downward spiral

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Happy I made a bundle when the stock went up.

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Monroe, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Monroe, MI

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Abusive towards employees.

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    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)

    Pros

    Good pay and easy to get overtime.

    Cons

    Ridiculous hours and unsafe work conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A hectic lack of communication

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Lincoln, NE

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

    Pros

    They have great pay, its nearly impossible to get fired as long as you follow attendance policies, and its very laid back on certain shifts.

    Cons

    They have absolutely horrid communication, the company they contracted for plating at my location tended to scratch the parts, and then blame us. Management is very disconnected from the floor. also, Their overtime policy is a joke, they believe they own your time first, and everything else in your life is second, refuse to build up stock during the slow season so we don't have to come in for as much overtime during the busy season, and rarely keep all shifts fully staffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep all shifts staffed and actually listen to your employees, and knock off the no inventory policy, your customers demands make it hard on to keep a proper work/life balance otherwise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good pay but hours suck

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Seward, NE
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Seward, NE

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Easy work. Good job to get manufacturing experience

    Cons

    Lots of overtime and very little time to spend with my daughter. Not a good place to work if you have a family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more consistent with production scheduling instead making people work months straight without a day off

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    engineer intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tenneco

    Pros

    got a project to handle

    Cons

    culture of the company is disconnected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the employee more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Simple Minded Company Attempting Advanced Technology

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    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer in Jackson, MI
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer in Jackson, MI

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

    Pros

    Reasonable salaries for entry level engineers. Flexible with comp time when traveling over the weekends.

    Cons

    Typically given VERY little advanced notice for international travel. (2 days -14 days advance notice). Upper management does not listen to sound engineering advice provided by the experts they hired. Direct managers are expected to manage 5-15 employees and also manage customers that their employees are responsible for. This leads to VERY POOR managing of the employees. It is a shame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to make proper engineering decisions and stop shooting from the hip due to tight customer timing. Your advanced technologies have no future with your current choices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Large paychecks for factory work, but excessive overtime.

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    Current Employee - Welder in Ligonier, IN
    Current Employee - Welder in Ligonier, IN

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

    Pros

    Seems like a stable job, but having to work almost every day of the year gets to be ridiculous.

    Cons

    No accountability for the employees on the floor. Employees have been caught doing an outrageous amounts of things that would normally get them fired but have not even been reprimanded. Company continues to hire the same sort of lazy people that do not have even the meager work ethics of a fast food place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the staffing agency that can't maintain employee levels or manage to even hire people with mediocre work ethics. Start holding people accountable for poor performance instead of letting them laze about. Get off the "fake safety" issue of piercings, you are alienating the employee base. Long-term employees are quitting like rats from a sinking ship because of these issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    over worked

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Hartwell, GA
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Hartwell, GA

    I worked at Tenneco full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    the hours are there, the people are nice. the work is not that hard. Really can not be fired if you show up and don't say anything.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts, 7 days a week. There is no control over quality. All standards set by management are toss aside to make production quotas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no control

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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