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Updated February 20, 2018
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Tenaris Chairman and CEO Paolo Rocca
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Pros
  • Good benefits, coworkers are nice (in 18 reviews)

  • Good pay bonuses lots of overtime (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Chaotic Management and difficult to find a work-life balance (in 63 reviews)

  • Long hours, very latin company in the end (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "NDT sea inspector"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sea-inspector in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sea-inspector in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tenaris full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Inspect, products out of defects and magnesium

    Cons

    When oil prices drop hour dropped too.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.


  2. "Miserable place to work. micromanaging supervisors who don’t understand American culture."

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    Current Employee - Maintenance in Bay City, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Bay City, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tremendous opportunity for improvement. This is a new plant. If you like the idea of implementing solutions that will become part of the foundation of how this site operates for the next few decades, then it’s for you.

    Cons

    It’s a new plant, there is little structure yet. Management is a joke. Attrition is high because employees aren’t content here.

    Advice to Management

    Tell your employees what to do, then get out of the way. If we need help we will ask for it. Be more open to suggestions from employees. A lot of us have been in industry for years and have experience that isn’t being utilized to its full potential.

  3. "Logistics Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tenaris full-time

    Pros

    Build great relationships and network.

    Cons

    Political and slow to make substantial changes.


  4. "Tenaris USA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tenaris full-time

    Pros

    Progressive, effective global methodologies, industry leader

    Cons

    Tunnel vision, limited middle management


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Run away"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bay City, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bay City, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s a job. That is all

    Cons

    Management, Micro Management, LOW WAGES

    Advice to Management

    This is America


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Absolutely Terrible Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Global Trainee in Bay City, TX
    Former Employee - Global Trainee in Bay City, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tenaris full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is decent for new college graduates. Not the best for engineers, but is competitive.
    Health and retirement savings benefits are good. Company matches 5% of your 401k contributions if you manage to stay with them for 3 years.

    Cons

    Where to begin... if you've read other reviews about this place, you've probably heard people say that it's not an "American company". What that basically means is that all of the upper and middle management are expats from Mexico, Argentina, and Italy. I didn't think much about it when I first joined, but it leads to tons of issues when you work. First of all, the language barrier is obvious. For most of them, English is a second of third language. If you are like me and grew up in American and only know how to speak English, you will have a very hard time communicating with your own boss and people you have to work with and will have an extremely difficult time getting tasks done.
    I don't know if it's a cultural thing, or Tenaris thing but the work-life balance is TERRIBLE. If you work long hours (I'm talking 12 hr days) you are not commended or rewarded for your hard work, but expected to. Since the beginning of the oil crisis/downturn, Tenaris has elected to let go a lot of their salaried employees. As a result, a ton of employees have to take on the amount of work of 2 or 3 people. You could only imagine the amount of stress everyone is under and how low morale. This is led to, of course, tons of people quitting and making the problem even worse. The turnover rate is the worst that I have seen at any company.
    The overall work environment is just very bad. Despite what Tenaris' press and social media likes to portray, the entire Bay City project has been a mess. Budgets have been cut constantly, leading to projects falling months behind schedule, adequate equipment for different machines, and high levels of stress for the few people left to work there. Meetings are often filled with people making excuses and/or passive-aggressively making comments about other departments. Instead of helping each other to fix whatever issues come up, everyone just looks for a scapegoat or somebody to blame.
    I know for me, I only took this job because I thought I wanted to work in Oil & Gas coming out of college and Tenaris were one of the only companies hiring during the downturn. I recommend anyone who is looking for a job to stay away and look elsewhere. Only consider them if you have nowhere else to go, but just know what you are getting yourself into.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to the complains of your employees and try to help them. Don't just give them the whole "everything is going to get better eventually, it's just commissioning/start-up" nonsense.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Get in & Get out"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tenaris full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Young employee environment.
    Free trip to Argentina if you are part of the GT program.
    Intense training in time management and organizational skills

    Cons

    High stress and high pressure atmosphere. The management does not work on long term solutions, only fire fighting. Managers don't even last long enough in their positions to see solutions follow through. Employees based in Galleria were forced to move to Bay City, Texas. Company did not offer any incentives to push employees out there. The incentives they offered were a joke and only benefited the company not the employees. Bullying tactics of take it or leave it HR mindset. Once employees were leaving Bay City did they begin offering incentives and valuing their employees. The bonuses are a joke and there are no career growth opportunities. Your review is decided by upper management and people you do not interact with on a daily basis, tell me how that is fair. I would advise all the GTs to get in and get out after they graduate.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more.
    Be transparent.
    Pay your employees based on the US market.

  8. "Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tenaris full-time

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with

    Cons

    Long days sometimes, demanding sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  9. "Draffter / Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a good job. Because I got to travel and see things

    Cons

    There were no Cons. it was that business. Got slow

    Advice to Management

    Make better choices on the job.


  10. "GTP"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tenaris full-time

    Pros

    Good jump start for a career advancement.

    Cons

    There is no pension plan.


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