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Updated Jul 28, 2014

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2.9 31 reviews

62% Approve of the CEO

Tenneco Chairman & CEO Gregg Sherrill

Gregg Sherrill

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36% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    good company great income potential

    Welder (Current Employee) Cambridge, ON

    Prosfairly secure good long term employment

    Consthree shifts, hot strenuous work attmophere

    Advice to Senior Managementget it together or stay home

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A little slower as far as technology growth

    Information Technology (Former Employee)

    ProsThe money was in line for manufacturing positions

    ConsTook a very long time start upgrading manufacturing Standards

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to their employee's

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Simple Minded Company Attempting Advanced Technology

    Systems Integration Engineer (Current Employee) Jackson, MI (US)

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

    ConsTypically 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 Senior ManagementLearn 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Large paychecks for factory work, but excessive overtime.

    Welder (Current Employee) Ligonier, IN (US)

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

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementGet 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Strange culture in the past few years.

    Project Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible hours, decent pay, generally nice people.

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

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    Breakdown of Company Core Values at Facility Level

    Technician (Current Employee) Milan, OH (US)

    ProsTenneco 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.

    ConsOn 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 Senior ManagementDo 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to start a career.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBest compensation in the automotive aftermarket.

    ConsManagement is mostly reactive rather than proactive

    Advice to Senior ManagementAnticipate change and listen to the streets, not just The Street

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    on a downward spiral

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

    ProsUsed 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

    Consnow 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 Senior Managementnone t/a elkhart has evolved into a direct suckup line all the way to the ceo

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    over worked

    Quality Engineer (Former Employee) Hartwell, GA (US)

    Prosthe hours are there, the people are nice. the work is not that hard. Really can not be fired if you show up and don't say anything.

    Cons12 hour shifts, 7 days a week. There is no control over quality. All standards set by management are toss aside to make production quotas.

    Advice to Senior Managementno control

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice place to work!

    Human Resources Intern (Former Employee) Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    ProsPeople work in technical center are very hard-working and productive. They concentrated on their task.

    ConsWork environment was a little bit boring.

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