Tennant Reviews

Updated Jan 11, 2021

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2.9
46%
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Tennant President, CEO, and Director Chris Killingstad
Chris Killingstad
80 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fair compensation, great people, great work environment(in 9 reviews)

  • "Good pay, challenging work, rewarding on a day to day basis meeting goals(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior Management out of touch with the grass roots level and day to day work load(in 5 reviews)

  • "Inconsistent communication, siloed teams, and poor management(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Rewarding Experience"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tennant full-time

    Pros

    Organization has provided me opportunities to learn about industrial manufacturing. It has been the most rewarding professional experience in my life.

    Cons

    Tennant may tend to "over analyze" decisions as well as chase the least expensive option with regards to business process changes.

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  2. "Tennant Company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tennant full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The pay is fair for the territory you are asked to cover, company car, phone and computer

    Cons

    Not always tuned in to the voice of the customer


  3. "Very Good"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Welder/Fabricator 

    I worked at Tennant full-time

    Pros

    Great Management to work for

    Cons

    I don't have any Cons

  4. "Not recommended for young professionals"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tennant full-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and good work life balance

    Cons

    I felt stuck within the silo of my specific role and felt there was no longer a future for personal growth at this organization. A majority of my teammates had been there for 20+ years in the same role. Very little empowerment received from management, who made decisions and let them trickle downstream.

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  5. "Typical Manufacturer"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tennant full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of good people made it fun to go to work.

    Cons

    Repeated restructuring and cost pressures-typical of any manufacturer. Somewhat limited career progression in certain areas due to structure of company.

  6. "great company"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mig Welder in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tennant full-time

    Pros

    good pay Great hours. Good location.

    Cons

    Poor Management. They are poor communicators .

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  7. "Very good little big company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tennant full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    new headquarters, state of the art building, Senior management good

    Cons

    benefits could be better, not a lot of investments choices for the 401K, some at director level especially HR not hard working, delegate work they should be doing

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  8. "Leading manufacture of cleaning equipment."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Tennant full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Been in business for 150 year and are the leaders in the industry.

    Cons

    Commission structure not very good.

  9. "If you are a push over or a yes man and like getting treated like an animal. THIS PLACE IS FOR YOU."

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Welder in Golden Valley, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tennant full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Vacation/sick time is the only reason I'm still here

    Cons

    Management is so toxic. If you work hard they will work you to the ground.

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    Tennant Response

    November 17, 2020Tennant Company Human Resources

    Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. When you’re dissatisfied or having a bad experience at Tennant Company, then you’re not able to feel the satisfaction of doing your best work. We want you to succeed and we want to help you. We believe in open and transparent communication and encourage you to reach out to your manager or supervisor, or your HR representative. We will welcome an opportunity to work with you directly.

  10. "Decent Place to Be"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tennant full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent experiences, and a dynamic work environment. Working independently.

    Cons

    Over analyzing, over analyzing and significant changes to the culture recently.

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