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Tenneco Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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Pros
  • 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. "Maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tenneco full-time

    Pros

    You can shine if you try

    Cons

    Not appreciative of people's hard work and no training.


  2. "Purchasing Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Tenneco as an intern

    Pros

    The on boarding process is surprisingly smooth, and the company does a good job with welcoming new interns.

    Cons

    could use more structure in terms of delegation of tasks to intern. Also, giving interns more work to do at beginning would be nice.


  3. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Program Buyer in Monroe, MI
    Former Employee - Program Buyer in Monroe, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tenneco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tenneco is a large enough company that opportunities to take different roles and positions come around fairly often.

    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. Locations of facilities are also not very convenient if you are a city dweller.

    Advice to Management

    Actively encourage/reward innovation and performance from lower level employees. Keep up with market compensation to avoid hemorrhaging talent.


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  5. "Test technician"

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    Former Employee - Test Technician in Sterling Heights, MI
    Former Employee - Test Technician in Sterling Heights, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay nice people to work with

    Cons

    Being hired full time..advancement doing different things


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Certified Cut-Off Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, MI
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Tenneco (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was highest in the area
    Lots of overtime if you wanted it

    Cons

    Supervisors wouldn't listen to operators.
    Team Leads were put in charge of things they are clueless about.
    Nothing done about racist slurs and symbols of hate.

    Advice to Management

    Promote ethical practices and fire those who aren't effecient.


  7. "Tenneco Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great overtime potential even for salaried Supervisors.

    Cons

    Rarely have a weekend off and do not know weekend schedule until typically Friday. Not the fault of the company but the nature of Production / Manufacturing


  8. "manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    steady work, good plant manager

    Cons

    Automotive, hot environment to work

    Advice to Management

    Diversify


  9. Helpful (1)

    "HR Coordinator"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and great employees.

    Cons

    Horrible management and no equality.

    Advice to Management

    Improve on training and employee morale.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Drive to grow and succeed is high. Diversification of customer base is good move looking to future economic state. Proven record of steady growth along with keeping debt under control has boosted stock price.

    Cons

    Becoming top heavy - particularly with former JCI hires. Expectations on work-life balance are unreasonable. Growth plans are not backed by clear plan for human resources, plant floor space, engineering capabilities, etc. Reliance on diesel technologies is too high. No clear long term plan for the reduction in internal combustion engine sales certain to be on the way.

    Advice to Management

    New management needs to get a better understanding of individual contributor responsibilities to better match resources with growth expectations. Communication of growth plans need to be clarified with details for plants, engineering and human resources.


  11. "Machine operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    401k, profit sharing, internal advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime, poor working conditions. Disconnect between management and production

    Advice to Management

    Cut back on overtime



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