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Production technician class 1 (Current Employee) –  Sault Ste. Marie, ON11 September 2018
Tenaris is a good place to work if you don't like working hard , they have a good schedule, don't have much opportunity for over time. they have a shut down every summer and they lay off all new employees
Pros
schduel
Cons
hours
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stay far far away.
Labourer (Former Employee) –  Nisku, AB29 August 2018
the benefits such as great salary, medical and dental plans, an RRSP plan, seem to be very appealing at first. I was hired as a CNC operator to train other people to do the job I was hired on for. I was in the job 6 months before the company decided to lay me off under a "use and abuse" mentatlity.
Pros
good medical and dental benefits, RRSP option
Cons
horrible management who look out for themselves, shift work, rotating of shifts, only hire one specific type of culture, supervisors and lead hands are cranky
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Will not give any positive review
yard technician (Former Employee) –  Wembley, AB24 August 2018
Long hours , low pay, bad management/ supervisors, HR more on side of management than employee.

Unsafe working conditions, Several suggestions were made to improve the quality of the work environment but were constantly ignored.

Stay away!!
Pros
working outdoors
Cons
long hours, unsafe working conditions, no regard for employee well being
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Beware Beware Beware
Suppy Chain (Former Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB16 July 2018
This is not a great place to work. Long hours, low pay, bad culture, horrible management, work life balance is non existent and HR will do nothing to help.

The benefits were the only good thing about them.

Stay away from this company and tell everyone you know as well.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Everything else
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Good Career Launching Pad
Inside Sales (Former Employee) –  Calgary12 March 2018
This was a fantastic place to learn supply chain management from a manufacturing point of view. Great place to solidify understanding of supply and demand principles.
Pros
Good Experience
Cons
Long Hours
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Excellent place to work overall
Steel worker/machine operator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB27 January 2018
Great job, loved the hours, the location, the co-workers, management was great and always stood behind me. The pay was awesome and time off was always granted when earned.
Pros
Great job overall
Cons
Got laid off when business was slow
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Terrible place for apprentices
Millwright (Current Employee) –  Sault-Sainte-Marie, ON27 November 2017
They have no care for apprentices they don’t teach by showing or explaining just yelling. There union is a joke and do nothing for you. They’d rather hire people from over seas then locally, have and awful way of repairing and maintaining equipment and are just a terrible company to work for. On top of that half there tradesmen aren’t red seal yet are being payed their wages.
Pros
I don’t work there anymore
Cons
There unorganized slim to non licensed tradesmen
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mostly work stuff
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Anzac, AB23 August 2017
working for tenaris was a real awesome experance had great perks awesome wages had some great staff location of my job was a bonus company was well managed
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A day on the job
Laborer (Former Employee) –  Nisku, AB23 August 2017
Never a dull moment. Some days I would make dozens of changes to the scheduled work day to accomidate boss priorites. Many time I was "flying by the seat of my pants". But al least it wasn't dull.
Pros
lots of overtime
Cons
sometimes no direction
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Good company, good people
Student (Former Employee) –  Sault-Sainte-Marie, ON6 July 2017
Individuals in the office definitely get all the perks - and don't seem to know much about what goes on elsewhere. The workers outside the office are great, hardworking people.
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Good place to work, great company.
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB6 July 2017
Depending on what department you're in, there are some amazing people there - although, departments don't seem to want to work together or share information.
Fantastic Benefits!
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Productive
Logistic Analyst (Former Employee) –  Nisku, AB2 May 2017
Good Tried Tested and Successful.
Working in the company was nice.
There was cooperation and support from every corner.
Safety feature was constantly reviewed and training was given.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
long hours
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high technology company
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB20 April 2017
Tenaris is an expert in building manufacturing plants to produce high quality iron pipes. and have R@D department that excel in developing special irons.
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Brutal workplace.
Labourer (Former Employee) –  Sault Ste. Marie, ON19 April 2017
It's dirty, it's hot, and if you aren't friends with someone you aren't going anywhere. The union is atrocious, but what can you expect when someone who gets caught selling drugs at work becomes the president. The pay cheque is decent, while it lasts.
Pros
benefits
Cons
rotation, their union, market.
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Tenaris is a revived company with a bright future
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB23 March 2017
After 2+ years of what the GM in Canada calls "terrible" (referring to restructuring, plant closures and a very difficult downturn in the Oil and Gas industry), Tenaris is looking brighter with the introduction of Rig Direct, an industry game changing full cycle manufacture through to delivery of tubes and pipes directly to rig sites.

There had been plant closures and lay offs the past couple of years which is where some of the disgruntled employees are on this review site. However, those who have remained, have had long tenures here of 5 through to 30+ years, and work hard.

Every job is what you make it; Tenaris is on the upswing with a more upbeat staff, and some new fresh faces. The Prudential site was announced to be reopening in July here in Calgary. The AlgomaTubes site in Sault Ste. Marie reopened last fall.

Good things to come for Tenaris.
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this used to be an excellent place to work.
ultrasonic and inspection supervisor (Current Employee) –  Calgary AB27 January 2017
Since being taken over 9 years ago quality has become less important. As my role was quality control, I found it increasingly frustrating to be continually overridden for quantity rather than quality.
Pros
Good compensation.
Cons
Poor relationship between management and hourly.
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Productive, high space environment in relatively safe setting with rotating work-shift.
Machinist group-leader, C.N.C. Programmer, (Former Employee) –  8919 Barlow Tr. S.E. Calgary, Alberta27 January 2017
Tenaris Prudential is offering an integrated work, job-pool, with good wage and benefits. It is an oil and gas pipe-manufacturing facility. The main operation is in a systematic production line setting, with two or three rotating shifts, including with service-maintenance. The maintenance-machine shop operation was on two shift rotation. The interactive communication has lots of opportunities to improve and grow. The hourly-unionised mentality and the salary-management mentality was challenged with broken communication. Without unilateral approach and collective teamwork, the work-effort remains in stagnation. All operations are ceased since 2015, and there is hope for fresh and better start. Never the less going forward in the new industrial world, the team-work is essentially emphasised. With good input and good effort, Tenaris Prudential-Steel can be a good option to be explored for work. It offers many opportunities to grow and learn.
The team work matters and brings success in the new industrial world.
Pros
Work uniforms, footwear and safety equipments are provided.
Cons
Rotating work-shift and accountability is part of this large operation.
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heavy work place
Anything (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB11 January 2017
This company doesn't care too much about their employees. They had even let people go just before x-mas. If you ever work for these people, be very careful because you can loose your job just as fast as you get it. Can't trust them because a lot of back door dealing is done.
Cons
long hours for staff and hourly
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Enjoyable people
HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT SITE MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Sault Ste. Marie, ON26 December 2016
Very little transparency from the top.
At times very little support.
Coworkers very good to work with.
Lots of opportunity to learn new skills and advance.
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Tension, stress, poor management, not a fun place to work
Industrial Electrician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB22 December 2016
When you are at work, looks like everything you are working in a hurry. All you learn is finish the work shift and pass to the next shift. Poor management, they do not know what they are doing. everyone do not want to take response, the want to release to their problem to the others, The hardest part is no one will help you, it all your problems! The most good thing is time to go home.
Pros
not at all
Cons
too much pressure
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