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"Culture Clash"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good pay for salary workers
Lots of training available (with proper approvals)
International experience available for college grads
High level of technical expertise

Cons

Culture clash: the way they work is just very different than an American way of working and this is never communicated to the local or the international employees.
The international postings do not come with training on laws or business culture. This means there can be violations without the person knowing they are in violation. Even the dress code is different from country to country.
Announcements for the most basic of things are never communicated. Rumors abound.

Advice to Management

Give the managers a chance to succeed by teaching them about the area they are going to be working including labor law, safety, and culture difference before they start managing people. Link international appointees with a local that can transition the language and process barriers. Implement a way of thinking, not specific items that must be installed regardless of local barriers. Hire technical experts and managerial experts. Hire long term managers rather than short term managers to facilitate long term transformations.

Other Employee Reviews for Tenaris

  1. Helpful (2)

    "This is not a place for Canadians. No respect for our values."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay
    very good benefits
    nice office

    Cons

    You can only grow if you are Argentinian, Mexican or Italian
    No respect for local values and culture
    no respect for work life balance
    promotions are based not on results but on country of origin and personal relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Should focus in eliminating expatriates in management positions and promote the good local people.
    Should be more honest to people regarding career advancement opportunities for Canadians


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Top pay, bright people, not so great as a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Intelligence Analyst
    Former Employee - Market Intelligence Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Surrounded by very bright people
    - complete confidence in Top Management's decisions
    - Pay
    - Work in Corporate areas for a global firm directly from Buenos Aires

    Cons

    - flat structure makes career difficult
    - Usually monotonous jobs
    - few levels of hierarchy mean uncertainty about career status
    - very bad communication from top management

    Advice to Management

    - Strengthen communication with employees.
    - Improve work life balance
    - Punish abusive managers
    - Demand that teams collaborate further with other areas.

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