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Tenneco Reviews

Updated August 31, 2017
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Pros
  • Friendly environment, advancing possibility, good pay (in 13 reviews)

  • Good benefits and great employees (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • The facility is a wreck and the upper management will not spend the money to improve conditions (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. "Not so great environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paragould, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paragould, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with, 401k, 3 days paid vacation after a year.

    Cons

    Hot in summer, hot break rooms, bathrooms are nasty, constantly having problem with people not getting paid for all their hours. Not very organized and communicated terribly.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes supervisors mess up. And sometimes y'all are wrong.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience in Many Ways"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Grass Lake, MI
    Current Employee - Sales in Grass Lake, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A solid company with a strong direction from upper management. I was glad for the opportunity to work at a Tier I supplier of such renown. I had a great team that supported my development as best as they were able despite being so busy,

    Cons

    Long commute to Grass Lake from metro Detroit area, lack of (human) resources means a lot of people with overly heavy workloads, didn't always agree with management direction

  3. "Electrical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Hartwell, GA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Hartwell, GA

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

    Pros

    Fast pace, learning environment, Responsibilities require creative problem solving

    Cons

    Not much electrical support onsite, troubleshooting, problem solving, and maintenance often fall on the engineer.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize talent quicker, Give young engineers need a reason to stick round.


  4. "It was ok"

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    Former Employee - Welder in Harrisonburg, VA
    Former Employee - Welder in Harrisonburg, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was great so are the benefits decent 401k match a 3%

    Cons

    Lots of over time which is good untill you work 12hr days 7 days a week for 6months straight stresses the home life

    Advice to Management

    Stop fixing things that aren't broke the rotation of 12s where a great schedule focus on earning you employees respect and trust they will work better for you


  5. "A Great Learning Experience"

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    Current Intern - Engineering Coop in Jackson, MI
    Current Intern - Engineering Coop in Jackson, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tenneco as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a coop student, when working at the North American Clean Air Engineering center, you are rotated through multiple departments within the building. This allows one to learn in grow in many different disciplines within engineering.

    Cons

    One downside to Tenneco that comes to mind as a coop is the lack of travel opportunity.


  6. "Good Pay, Bad Treatment of Employees"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Ligonier, IN
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Ligonier, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was one of the highest in the Ligonier, IN location
    Benefits were decent

    Cons

    Too many hours in a very hot environment. Consideration for health of employees, especially during the summer, is at bare minimum.
    Policy or job procedure is changed without asking the operators that do the job day in and day out. Many times these policies or procedural changes make the job much harder to complete in a timely fashion and guarantee a quality part.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your operators and welders. College degrees and technical experience only go so far. Speak to those that do the job every day to find out what can be done to make the job easier and faster to complete while still achieving the best quality possible. Do not blame the operator for machine faults or the inability to complete rate on time due to machines constantly being down. Actually fix machines appropriately, not to run the rest of shift only to break down again. This solves nothing and only hurts the company and stresses the operators leading to the high turn over.


  7. "Great Company with lots of opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Group Leader in Marshall, MI
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Marshall, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tenneco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and good pay. A good place to learn and build your skills. A great place for self building opportunities.

    Cons

    Management needs to listen to long term employees and treat people the same across the board. lots of double standards. Need Management to be more on the floor and make a difference than stay in the office chit-chating about nonsense issues.

    Advice to Management

    Lots of opportunities to make a real difference if management takes issues more seriously. Need to listen to your employees rather than your managers.

  8. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Grass Lake, MI
    Former Employee - Director in Grass Lake, MI

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

    Pros

    Large company with all of infrastructure and benefits. Leader in product areas.

    Cons

    Lots of churn over last few years at top management level. Recently added many additional senior management, many from JCI (CEO's former company).

    Advice to Management

    Take care not to become too top-heavy; appreciate/listen to your long-term employees - they are the backbone of the company.


  9. "Engineering Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends

    I have been working at Tenneco as an intern

    Pros

    Great Manager. Very hands off experience, so the internship was what you made it to be.

    Cons

    There was a lack of leadership and was hard to figure out how to complete your very vague projects at times.


  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Broad technologies great for career development

    Cons

    Staffing ran too lean diminishes progress.


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