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Tenneco Reviews

Updated October 18, 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. "It is what you make of it"

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

    I worked at Tenneco full-time

    Pros

    Great people at the Monroe facility.
    Opportunity to become somewhat diversified .
    Competitive pay for a supplier.

    Cons

    Time could either be snail's pace often, or in my case, incredibly busy.
    All co-ops didn't get an equivalent amount of focus, some learned a little bit of a lot, and some became sufficiently specialized for the future.


  2. "Materials Manager"

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    Current Employee - Materials in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Materials in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership Team, Advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Investment in the business limited

    Advice to Management

    Invest more to improve

  3. "Machine operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tenneco full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start a career

    Cons

    Not union harsh environment to work in


  4. "Welding job"

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    Former Employee - Welder in Smithville, TN
    Former Employee - Welder in Smithville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, work was not hard, supervisors were nice, direct deposit, opportunity for advancement is available. If you want to learn to weld you can learn here

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime is the worst thing i can say about the company. The point system should be adjusted for the ones who work more than 60 hours a week

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for the management at tennecco except for lower mandatory overtime only give to the ones who want it


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Swirling Motion of Flushing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tenneco full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and close to home. Lots of room for improvement

    Cons

    Has got to be the tightest company that I have ever seen. The morale is terrible across the board. Little or no profits have been made at the Hartwell location in years. This results in severe tightness in spending. Even if it is critical purchases, they are pushed off till the next month. The facility is a wreck and the upper management will not spend the money to improve conditions. Hope my little ol' fan don't go out, cause they will not be replacing it any time soon. The equipment here is all worn out and no budget for replacement. You can almost feel the swirling motion of the flush coming on. Customers are furious with the company due to product issues. Lots of business moving out soon.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your word! The "Transformation Project" that you spoke about should have started with fixing the issues with quality and equipment, not axing everyone that moves. You now have noone (who cares) to make the changes that you need. It is falling down around your ears and the karma of your ethics is catching up to you. 30 years is a long time to serve a company. But you cut them just as fast as you could go. This company has been a pillar of this community since before you were old enough to work... but you will be sure to leave your mark on it... and this town.


  6. "Tenneco Review"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Monroe, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Monroe, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tenneco full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly work environment. Everyone was nice and always offered a helping hand when needed.

    Cons

    If you are not performing well, they will not tell you and end up not calling you for a second rotation.

    Advice to Management

    Would be better if you sat someone to the side and let them know what they're doing wrong and how they can get better.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Incompetent Management"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Kettering, OH
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Kettering, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tenneco (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is decent and benefits.

    Cons

    No equality for all employees. Management don't last long so policies/procesures are always changing.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of upper management who just work for a paycheck they don't deserve. Find a new HR department, no equality at all!

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Lack of Direction"

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    Former Employee - Functional Leader in Monroe, MI
    Former Employee - Functional Leader in Monroe, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the Benefits have slowly deteriorated over the years, emphasis is on bottom line and most benefits are at or below market average, compensation, salaries OK, great global manufacturing foot print, diverse product offering,

    Cons

    Tenneco had a great start, changes in Leadershio have created a cluster of No strategic direction, employee motivation is lacking, 401K is only 0.50 on the dollar match, career advancement limited

    Advice to Management

    Company leadership has a favoritism based hiring practice. All top and key roles are filled by former Johnson Controls employees or by close friends of VP and above levels, regardless of competence. Qualified employees are left watching how they are bypassed and company is filled by inept, and arrogant "leaders".
    Human Resource is clueless and completely incompetent at the top levels, there just for being friend of a friend.
    Company with no clear strategy, just words and PowerPoint that looks nice but nothing else. Plants are left to guess how to implement any flavor of the month.

    What a shame.


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    "No Values or Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jeffersonville, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jeffersonville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits, that is about it.

    Cons

    Company does not value hourly employees what so ever. HR does not do their job to ensure all employees are held to the same standard. They will fire someone for pointing out, but keep another person who has pointed out, depending on how much they like you. They have recently started have an abundance of faurecia management come to Tenneco, and they have made this a horrible place to work. All of the Tenneco values are gone. They made every department report to operations managers instead of their department manager, so it is more of a dictatorship. So sad to see what was such a great company when I first started, go to the dumps. I honestly thought I would stay here until I retired, but now I can't wait for the opportunity to get out of here. Management does shady things behind closed doors that negatively affects their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, quit doing shady things, stop trearing your employees like they are dirt beneath your feet, and quit trying to turn Tenneco into Faurecia!


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    "Concerns"

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    Former Employee - Technology Leader in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Technology Leader in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People to work with as peers, but Executive/Director Management fails on many accounts given in-fights, one-ups-men, back-stabbing, poor overall non-consultative technology/infrastructure leadership at manager, director level in support of and for prime business leaders.

    Cons

    Investment quality on the way down for 2018 and beyond. US automotive companies' Q2 reports come amid concerns about declining production estimates, the impacts of electrification, and supplier margin pressures, but RBC Capital Markets said it has bigger concerns about the sector's results from 2018 on. Flat results for Tenneco and Delphi and Autoliv . Not a good situation to build a career or investment.

    Advice to Management

    Explore new horizons in automotive sectors. THINK!! and ACT!!


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