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Tenneco Reviews

Updated September 25, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, new machinery and business. Not sure why everyone on here is bashing it. If you work hard and do your best, you reap the benefits. If you slack off and don't follow the rules (easy rules to live by) then don't expect other people to tolerate it. Management is fine despite what everyone thinks......this is one of the best places I've ever worked from the pay, benefits, clean and safe plant, and fair management and supervisors. I'd recommend it to anyone.

    Cons

    Some long hours, but it's been cut back a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time talking to some people about improvement ideas


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Micromanaging At It's Worst!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Grass Lake, MI
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Grass Lake, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair salary and average paid time off

    Cons

    This was the most unpleasant, hostile work environment I have ever encountered. The pay seems enticing, but not for the amount of grief one must endure on a daily basis. Significant turnover from executive to hourly employees, probably due to job burnout by the employee. No loyalty to anyone or anything. Managers regularly take credit for their team's work and have no problem hanging their team out to dry when an issue arrises. The tension is palpable, I would never recommend Tenneco to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Adapt a culture and stick to it. Phase out the old school rack 'em and stack 'em philosophy and micromanagers then empower employees at all levels to do their job.

  3. "saggqqwrefg"

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


  4. "Good place to work"

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


  5. "Mechanical Eningeer"

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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Accounting"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Accountant in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    Love the people. Interesting work

    Cons

    Direction changes. Lack of consistent strategy and management.

    Advice to Management

    Fill open positions and find a way to keep your top performers. Figure out what you want to do with the business.


  7. Helpful (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.

  8. Helpful (3)

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

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


  9. Helpful (4)

    "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


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Generally a mess"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ligonier, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ligonier, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tenneco full-time

    Pros

    Some good people at my location, some of the upper management seems very skilled

    Cons

    Local management suffers from terrible leadership skills, benefits are subpar, pay is low for the positions, processes are very rudimentary and OEE is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    You have some terrible leaders working in some of these plants. You need to develop them and ante up to attract quality talent.


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