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Tenneco Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  • Good pay, quite some freedom for traveling, good conditions (in 9 reviews)

  • Good benefits and great employees (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "HORRIBLE!!!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  2. "Tenneco in Marshall MI. is HORRIBLE"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can do ok if you dont have any opinions, Keep youre mouth totally shut and kiss mgnt BUTT. Or if you are a Muslim.. They control Plant 1 and plant 2 second shift...

    Cons

    told hired in at about 90 days or 500 hrs. i was there 8 months and 1704 hrs. Elite temp service is sicking. nothing but lies. I got let go Mon.the 20th, and Helen still couldn't tell me why. Supervisor on 2nd shift was intimidated by me , and i never spoke 2 words to him . Not a single person i talked to is happy.to work there.. All goes by if you are a Favorite.. Management is is the worst ive ever seen. any one who says they are happy there has never had a real job.. and is telling you a lie so they dont get in trouble

    Advice to Management

    Tenneco , needs to hire some real Management .People who can run a factory. This place is a nightmare. I could go on for another hour,but my time is way more valuable. Dont go to work here..,.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Just a worker on the floor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Plant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Plant Manager
    Former Employee - Plant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tenneco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Pay opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    No work life balance. Company expects that one person can do three jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Review current expectations


  6. "Almost not worth it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Kettering, OH
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Kettering, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paid weekly, overtime, meet new friends, a lot of food places deliver during lunch

    Cons

    The union, management, no room for growth, HR doesn't take hourly employees concerns seriously

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the union


  7. "Toxic CISO, Disconnected CIO"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infosec Team Member in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Infosec Team Member in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company - and IT - is growing
    Great Job Security
    Bonuses pay out regularly
    Executive team has great vision for future growth
    Future IT Growth may precipitate change

    Cons

    No accountability; under-performance, poor leadership, and toxic behavior goes unaddressed.

    CISO provides conflicting feedback, shifts blame, directly insults subordinates, creates conflict with peer teams, puts down previous employees, publicly chastises team members, does not honor calendar invites (all calendar invites must be followed-up with 1-on-1).

    CISO pontificates, picks on small details, and interrupts regularly. It is common to need multiple follow-ups to get through a small presentation. Quotes include "I have not been wrong in 40 years, I'm not going to start now", "I have socks older than <person's name>", "My grandchildren are older than your children", "Anyone could have done that, it doesn't take a brain surgeon"

    4 people quit within 6 months and named the CISO as their #1 reason

    CIO has ZERO IT experience, he was previously a manufacturing plant manager

    Company values are discussed but are effectively meaningless within IT

    Leaders refuse to leave meeting rooms even after their reserved time has expired.

    Having so many contract workers detracts from continuity and quality. Just-in-time IT service does not work at Tenneco.

    Nothing happens without a formal project (and all associated overhead)

    Unreasonable expectations for individual contributors. Performance reviews do not account for what can be reasonably achieved.

    IT over-relies on a handful of "Key" contributors. If 5 specific people left Tenneco, IT services would be severely degraded.

    There is significant focus in capitalizing work. It feels forced and dishonest to capitalize labor that is clearly run-state work.

    Advice to Management

    -Replace toxic and aloof leaders
    -Hold leaders accountable to the company values
    -Get unbiased 3rd-party opinion of CISO and CIO
    -Invest in permanent personnel, Contractors are 3x as expensive and less than 1/2 as effective. IT does not have enough people in the core teams.
    -Significant efficiency can be gained by centralizing IT functions. There is a lot of duplication of effort and unnecessary overhead.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Kettering, OH
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Kettering, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tenneco (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Employees Care about the product they make

    Cons

    Insurance no good, Pay is below industry standard, no negation to salary, No Training (you're throw to the wolves) Communication worse I've ever seen. Upper management have no clue nor do they care to until it comes time to discipline at which time its all aboard.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house of un caring, clueless support team. Listen to the EXPERTS (those on the floor) Learn to act like you care about your main assets (Human beings).


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Dysfunctional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Team Leader
    Former Employee - Team Leader

    Pros

    none of my paychecks bounced

    Cons

    lacking a cohesive governance model, lacking in defined process models and quality controls; lack of concern and action about systemic issues, a lot of fire fighting, last minute changes, management does not care about employees, management only want to win points to earn their incentive bonus and at-a-boys

    Advice to Management

    they don't want advice they want people to follow orders when they are given


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I would not recommend seeking employment here.

    Cons

    Remote Locations. Not the best talent employed.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Production employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are no pros at this time

    Cons

    No communication equal pay for unequal skills favoritism galore. If you are a friend, or family, then you can advance. Once they find a skill they can benefit from,you, then you can't advance.

    Advice to Management

    Take serious notice of the skills your longtime employees posses, and utilize them, before you loose them.



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