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Tenaris Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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  • Chaotic Management and difficult to find a work-life balance (in 60 reviews)

  • Long hours, very latin company in the end (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "Draffter / Sales Manager"

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    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.


  4. "GTP"

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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

    Good jump start for a career advancement.

    Cons

    There is no pension plan.


  5. "Tenaris review"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Coordinator
    Current Employee - Maintenance Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Tenaris full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great opportunities for advancement and training.

    Cons

    Salaried employees expected to work long hours without extra pay


  6. "Work environment"

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    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tenaris full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Everything is standardized so that helps to create consistency on your work and others work but some times that also removes flexibility.

    Cons

    Lots of hours, lots of meetings, company does not pay overtime, career growth is very slow, I felt the respect for the people was not adequate and stress / urgency is a daily factor.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better salaries and respect people's time.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid"

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

    I worked at Tenaris full-time

    Pros

    Most of the co-workers were friendly to be around.

    Cons

    In terms of career growth, this is not the place to be. Management and leadership are constantly being replaced by expats, and it makes you question if you will ever get promoted. Many of them were rude and didn’t care for their employees. The annual review process is a joke. I had switched positions a year earlier and my previous manager (not current one!) was the person to manage my review. They didn’t even consult with my current manager to see how I had performed that year. This affected my personal career development, bonuses, and raises during my time here. After the oil layoffs, only the top tier employees were left. A majority of these remaining employees were forced to move to Bay City and if they refused to move they weren't given any sort of severance or unemployment benefits. This led many employees to question why they had tried so hard not to get laid off in the first place. In addition, every task here was an urgency and led to many stressful days. Most people only perform well to avoid getting bullied by management.

    Advice to Management

    Just treat your employees with respect and value their hard work, you would be surprised how well they respond.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Learn a lot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tenaris full-time

    Pros

    learn a lot and work with great people
    demand for high quality
    lots of people from different countries

    Cons

    Work in the heat
    Long hours


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Only way to the top is to be from Argentina."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tenaris full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Money is good but their demands are very high.

    Cons

    Nepotism is rampant. Incredible bias to people from Latin American countries as well as Italians. They look down at Americans and act like they are superior to us. There are no American directors.

    Advice to Management

    Trust Americans more. Distrust is what they know and practice in Argentina and they carry the same attitude here.


  10. "Global opportunities with a plan to make you a better employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leader of the Industry
    Good benefits
    Good Pay
    Great Managers
    Continuous Improvement
    Good Safety Programs
    Stable Positions
    Opportunity to Learn
    Tenaris University

    Cons

    Long work hours and alot of follow up meetings in order to keep the large number of people up to date.

    Also slot of bureacratic road blocks to getting something complete.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to reduce the bureaucracy


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