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Tenneco Reviews

Updated March 23, 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. "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!


  2. "Tenneco in Marshall MI. is HORRIBLE"

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    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. "saggqqwrefg"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tenneco part-time

    Pros

    good place to work for a while

    Cons

    long hours some weeks but overall not to bad


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  5. "Retired Officer"

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    Former Employee - Past Retired Officer Status
    Former Employee - Past Retired Officer Status
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pension is great if you worked for TENNECO accumulated years of service prior to TENNECO dumping pensions August 2006 among other benefits including dumping your spouse's health insurance.

    Cons

    Extreme Upper Management compensation all controlled by Compensation Board Members hand picked. Multi-Million $$ compensation for Execs and TOP heavy managements picked from "Cliques" (no leadership and poor communication to general worker). Many from failed companies on their clock. Check out Form SEC 10-K . Prior management moving on received foregiveness on $100Ks-$400K plus company loans. No chance for upper movements unless you leave and then come back by a buddy director and/or manager.

    Advice to Management

    Booz-Allen study to lean up Upper Management and provide career enrichment programs for works for career improvement.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "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


  7. "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.


  8. "Hourly"

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    Former Employee - Mfg in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Mfg in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Co workers friendly, big company

    Cons

    Messy, unfocused, need more comand


  9. "Not too bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tenneco full-time

    Pros

    Wage for full time associates is decent for our area.
    Good coworkers

    Cons

    New workers are hired thru a temp pool that underplays them for their services and rarely promotes them to full time.
    Shift work is hard on family life and even harder on your body!


  10. Helpful (2)

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

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    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


  11. "Mechanical Eningeer"

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    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.



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