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Tennant Overview

Minneapolis, MN
1001 to 5000 employees
1870
Company - Public (TNC)
Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Working at Tennant

Tennant Company is a recognized leader of the cleaning industry. We are passionate about developing innovative and sustainable solutions that help our customers clean more spaces more effectively, addressing indoor and outdoor cleaning challenges.

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Mission: We will lead our global industry in sustainable cleaning innovation that empowers our customers to create a cleaner, safer and healthier world.

Tennant – Why Work For Us?



At Tennant Company, Creators of {New can be found in every type of job, in every country around the world.

Creators of {New find inspiration in unlikely places and share their unique perspectives to achieve amazing outcomes.

At Tennant, we strive to build a culture, environment and team where all are empowered to make real impact.

Together, we will Reinvent How the World Cleans because we believe that cleaning has the power to change lives.

Help Tennant reinvent something new today!

Changing How the World Cleans

Tennant Company is a recognized leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. With a vision to become a global leader in sustainable cleaning innovation that empowers our customers to create a cleaner, safer and healthier world, Tennant creates solutions that are changing the way the world cleans. Tennant products include equipment used to maintain indoor and outdoor surfaces, as well as TennantTrue® financing solutions, equipment parts, service, and maintenance to help ensure superior cleaning performance from your Tennant machines. Products are marketed under the Tennant®, Nobles®, Orbio®. IPC Group, Florock® and Alfa brands. Tennant Company is an authorized master distributor of Green Machines™ brand of outdoor cleaning products.

Customer-Driven Innovation
 
Innovation demands risk taking. Someone needs to take a dare. Someone needs to be a leader. That's the mindset driving Tennant Company and the cleaning solutions we create. Driven by the needs of our customers, we relentlessly work to create better ways to annihilate dirt, dust and debris to make a healthier world to live, work and play.Tennant Company is a recognized leader of revolutionary cleaning equipment and technologies. Focused on cleaning more of our customer's spaces more effectively, we are passionate about developing innovative and sustainable solutions to help our customers address their indoor and outdoor cleaning challenges. Our suite of water-based cleaning technologies is redefining the way the world cleans. We're also setting the benchmark for sustainable outdoor cleaning by creating products that help to eliminate emissions and reduce noise pollution.


Tennant Company has an unwavering commitment to quality products, dedicated employees, operating with unquestionable integrity and standing as a strong pillar in the community. Over time, Tennant Company’s “community” has expanded from its humble North Minneapolis sawmill to ‘as far as the east is from the west’. While the global community has grown, so has Tennant’s commitment to the same areas that were important back in 1870: People & Communities, Human Rights & Ethics, and Safety.

Ethics, integrity and responsibility are immutable Tennant characteristics embodied in our core value of Stewardship to leave the world in better condition than we found it.

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    I have been working at Tennant full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The corporation and executive leadership is tremendous. Culture is strong with a lot of people [at all levels] who work very hard toward the mission.

    Cons

    Global Supply has its leadership challenges, particularly with communications, decisiveness, velocity and procurement systems. Albeit in transition, there doesn't seem to be a clear path into future.

    Advice to Management

    While talent acquisition is important, strategic retention of strong employees should be as important to the business.

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Tennant Interviews

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Tennant.

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    Traveled 45 minutes out of town to meet area manager. They liked me and i did a 1 day unpaid ride along. I was offered position, took and passed physical and background check. Ordered uniforms, filled out paperwork only to get a call from recruiter that my physical wasnt good and they rescinded offer. Keep in mind i was cleared to work by doctor of their xhoice. Waste of time.

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Tennant Awards & Accolades

  • America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2015
  • America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2014
  • IDEA Award, International Design Excellence Awards, 2014
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