Tenneco Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
33 Reviews
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33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Intern Experience!

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    Former Employee - Intern Buyer  in  Monroe, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Intern Buyer in Monroe, MI (US)

    I worked at Tenneco as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Worked on a particular team with large amount of support from all members. Learned more than I thought possible in the 3 month internship, housing was compensated, and worked with a great group of interns.

    Cons

    Not very much structure or initial training for interns. It was a learn as you go experience which was difficult to start but in the end really made a positive difference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A little slower as far as technology growth

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    Former Employee - Information Technology
    Former Employee - Information Technology

    I worked at Tenneco as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The money was in line for manufacturing positions

    Cons

    Took a very long time start upgrading manufacturing Standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to their employee's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awful Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tenneco

    Pros

    Don't Waste Your Time With This Company!

    Cons

    Too many politics , no work life balance

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  5.  

    Simple Minded Company Attempting Advanced Technology

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer  in  Jackson, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Engineer in Jackson, MI (US)

    I have been working at Tenneco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Reasonable salaries for entry level engineers. Flexible with comp time when traveling over the weekends.

    Cons

    Typically given VERY little advanced notice for international travel. (2 days -14 days advance notice). Upper management does not listen to sound engineering advice provided by the experts they hired. Direct managers are expected to manage 5-15 employees and also manage customers that their employees are responsible for. This leads to VERY POOR managing of the employees. It is a shame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to make proper engineering decisions and stop shooting from the hip due to tight customer timing. Your advanced technologies have no future with your current choices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Large paychecks for factory work, but excessive overtime.

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    Current Employee - Welder  in  Ligonier, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Welder in Ligonier, IN (US)

    I have been working at Tenneco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Seems like a stable job, but having to work almost every day of the year gets to be ridiculous.

    Cons

    No accountability for the employees on the floor. Employees have been caught doing an outrageous amounts of things that would normally get them fired but have not even been reprimanded. Company continues to hire the same sort of lazy people that do not have even the meager work ethics of a fast food place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the staffing agency that can't maintain employee levels or manage to even hire people with mediocre work ethics. Start holding people accountable for poor performance instead of letting them laze about. Get off the "fake safety" issue of piercings, you are alienating the employee base. Long-term employees are quitting like rats from a sinking ship because of these issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Strange culture in the past few years.

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Former Employee - Project Engineer

    I worked at Tenneco full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent pay, generally nice people.

    Cons

    Boring work, an overall approach of doing the least possible amount of work for the client. Political, opportunities for advancement are limited.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Breakdown of Company Core Values at Facility Level

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    Current Employee - Technician  in  Milan, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Technician in Milan, OH (US)

    I have been working at Tenneco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Tenneco has a good benefit package, including vacation time and sends a good message on a corporate level with a focus of the company's core values.

    Cons

    On a facility level, there is a leadership breakdown when it comes to the company's core values. There is a leadership attitude which creates a "wall" between employees and leadership fails to recognize themselves as the reason for low morale. The IDP and Performance Appraisal system does not drive advancement as it is suggested it does. On a facility level, the "Good 'Ole Boys Club" drives advancement and puts the wrong personalities in leadership role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not forget to listen to the voice of all employees at all levels to prevent the low morale currently being seen at the Milan Engineering facility. A third party survey is suggested. No one will be honest in an all employee meeting when there is a culture of retaliation leadership and lack of integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A great place to start a career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tenneco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Best compensation in the automotive aftermarket.

    Cons

    Management is mostly reactive rather than proactive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Anticipate change and listen to the streets, not just The Street

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    good company great income potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Welder  in  Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Welder in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Tenneco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    fairly secure good long term employment

    Cons

    three shifts, hot strenuous work attmophere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get it together or stay home

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    on a downward spiral

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator  in  Elkhart, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Elkhart, IN (US)

    I have been working at Tenneco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Used to have good benefits and pay but years of no raises and benefit cost increase and cuts have killed that i guess if you want to live at work thats a plus

    Cons

    now have more people in offices than on the floor safety first as long as its free and convieniant too many people creating problems to justify their jobs zero accountability beyond floor level low pay by industry standard {they only compare themselves to other ten plants NOT the area industry} no raise in 6 years ins has gone up 3 times no support from management if you aren't in an office you are a scape goat

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none t/a elkhart has evolved into a direct suckup line all the way to the ceo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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