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Tenaris Reviews

Updated November 7, 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. "Hard work, interesting payoff"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Internship
    Former Intern - Internship
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tenaris as an intern

    Pros

    The company will give you responsibilities right off the bat. You will be put in charge of things, whether as an intern, Global Trainee, or other full-time hire.

    Cons

    There is no work life balance at all, and as an American, it is hard to advance in the company. There is hardly any communication within the company, making it very hard to get information from people, and even to be hired onto the team.

    Advice to Management

    Try to integrate the American work-life balance into the company structure (especially at new/reopened American facilities) in order to hire quality people and retain them. A potential method to do this is by promoting some Americans instead of solely bringing in outside talent from other plants to run things.


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "IT Team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tenaris full-time

    Pros

    good work life balance, good colleges,

    Cons

    low pay, resistant to new technologies


  7. "Was a great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Tenaris full-time

    Pros

    Field guys are great, training is good.

    Cons

    Changes in the company have not been favorable to the service guys.

    Advice to Management

    Step away from the office and realize the employees you have and the years in service they have.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Executive"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong engineering culture, effort and commitment as main company's values

    Cons

    management philosophy is to keep people under pressure

    Advice to Management

    Make the work environment more friendly


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Lean Workforce. Long Hours Expected"

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

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

    Pros

    Very driven and intelligent community. I learned a lot very quickly. Training and development is fantastic, especially for hires out of University.

    Cons

    Long hours are expected. The company preaches work-life balance in the US, but in practice, working 8-5 is all but impossible. Work practices tend to more closely mirror those of the company's roots overseas. Some think preferential treatment is given to the expatriate workforce in the US over US hires.

    Advice to Management

    Though this may be financially difficult given the state of the industry, either increase workforce, or decrease demand for work. In the US, young talent is fleeing the company like rats from a sinking ship. This is going to create a huge gap in experience akin to what happened abroad to the company in the 1980's.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good for experience/background, not 100% rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tenaris full-time

    Pros

    Great learning experience, mostly in the industrial/manufacturing area.
    Good for your CV, mainly in Argentina & probably Mexico. Maybe good for Italy as well.
    Good gateway for the Oil&Gas industry, if that is not an option immediately.

    Cons

    Salary is not awesome.
    Career development is very low, and in most areas a very long mill experience (7-10years) is a must to move on from Analyst role.
    Industrial areas aside, work is not always done in a "top of the industry" way. E.g. manual reporting, etc.
    Work-life blance can be awful in the industrial areas; it can be good in some other ones.
    Learning curve varies depending on the area.


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