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Tenneco Reviews

Updated April 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Friendly environment, advancing possibility, good pay (in 11 reviews)

  • Good benefits and great employees (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Wages at the time did not keep up with the market and as with many public companies the vision of upper management was fairly bleak (in 9 reviews)

  • Expectations on work-life balance are unreasonable (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jeffersonville, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jeffersonville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, new machinery and business. Not sure why everyone on here is bashing it. If you work hard and do your best, you reap the benefits. If you slack off and don't follow the rules (easy rules to live by) then don't expect other people to tolerate it. Management is fine despite what everyone thinks......this is one of the best places I've ever worked from the pay, benefits, clean and safe plant, and fair management and supervisors. I'd recommend it to anyone.

    Cons

    Some long hours, but it's been cut back a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time talking to some people about improvement ideas


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Fromer TENNECO Officer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Officer in Monroe, MI
    Former Employee - Officer in Monroe, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    TENNECO was a good company several years ago, however

    Cons

    Multiple Senior Management activities (hiring Execs with poor prior company results, among other things ie. TOP Heavy, poor leadership). With the advent of Trump's NAFTA re-engineering, TENNECO will have to close many of their current plants in Mexico (ie. Celaya, Reynosa...) moving back to USA plant locations they closed years ago. Which is good for US workers, but overhead cost for move based on poor leadership.

    Advice to Management

    TENNECO has too many directors, execs, which do nothing for the bottom-line. The real profit making people are in the ranks (supervisors and associates) which are treated poorly.
    I loved this company , but too many poor, forward thinking leadership and exec decisions have crippled this company. Stock is on it's way down...sorry to say.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "HORRIBLE!!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jeffersonville, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jeffersonville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    Management here is absolutely horrible. They do not know how to put themselves in their employees shoes to see things the way they see them. They treat hourly employees like they are dirt beneath their feet. I used to love this place, loved coming to work, then corporate swept through and changed management, and the people they brought in, were horrible. Moral is gone ,and the Tenneco values are out the door. This place is now filled with Faurcia management, which should give you and idea of just how crappy it has gotten here. Absolute trash. It is a shame that what was once an outstanding company to work for who cared about their employees, is now such a down in the dirt place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Quit setting upstairs looking down on your employees, go out and interact with them, at least act like you care. And quit making dumb decisions. I do not understand how people with college degrees can be so incapable!


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  5. "Mechanical Eningeer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Grass Lake, MI
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Grass Lake, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    It is far from major cities.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Accounting"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Accountant in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    Love the people. Interesting work

    Cons

    Direction changes. Lack of consistent strategy and management.

    Advice to Management

    Fill open positions and find a way to keep your top performers. Figure out what you want to do with the business.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Bad for advanced technology related work, good only for mundane engineering work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Grass Lake, MI
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Grass Lake, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent salary and work life balance as an engineer

    Cons

    far from metro Detroit, poor upper management startegies, confused middle management mediocre employees constantly rewarded and promoted over the actually skilled and intelligent employees(hence the confused middle manageres), bit of a country boys club

    Advice to Management

    Back up your grandiose vision plans in technology with enough investment in future technologies and skilled engineers rather than half-assing it and getting nowhere


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Just a worker on the floor"

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    Former Employee - N/A in Hartwell, GA
    Former Employee - N/A in Hartwell, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tenneco full-time

    Pros

    Insurance ok and the pay is fair

    Cons

    No Teamwork, good old boy system, no work life balance, no training, old equipment,

    Advice to Management

    Get a backbone, get over yourself, and invest in your company and people


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Generally a mess"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ligonier, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ligonier, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tenneco full-time

    Pros

    Some good people at my location, some of the upper management seems very skilled

    Cons

    Local management suffers from terrible leadership skills, benefits are subpar, pay is low for the positions, processes are very rudimentary and OEE is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    You have some terrible leaders working in some of these plants. You need to develop them and ante up to attract quality talent.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "The work force"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marshall, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marshall, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tenneco full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment, advancing possibility, good pay

    Cons

    Hard to get ahold of human resources
    Sometimes double standard

    Advice to Management

    Return phone calls
    Be more involved


  11. "Engineering Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Coordinator in Kettering, OH
    Current Employee - Engineering Coordinator in Kettering, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Usually a 40 hour week. No overtime.

    Cons

    No advancement available in my job per my supervisor

    Advice to Management

    None



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