As a former employee of TA, it was with great
pleasure that I recently viewed the newly leveled former
office of Walker in Racine, WI. There are certainly a
lot of former employees who made some important
contributions at that site, and I thank them. A few people who
used to work there did not respect those contributions
and took themselves and their limited abilities far
too seriously. Somehow, seeing that leveled site made
it easy to LAUGH at those fools. Readers of G.
Shaff's book (If my boss calls get his name) will be able
to identify some of those fools. The more recent
ones know who they are. I just saw a photo of one the
most prime fools on page 20 of Feb. 7 Automotive News.
Evans has become quite a fat boy at his new company.
Now, that would really be a bad place to work.
Seems like that kidding
expression gets used a lot,,, can almost hear
Thanks for the clarity and insights of your response.
Pretty well sums it up to me, another ex.
what do you think about Midas stock?
Unless you are penniless, homeless, and destitute
DO NOT TAKE THIS JOB. You will deeply regret going
w/a company that will terminate you (Or "Downsize"
you) at a drop of a pin. Look at the stock prices over
the last 3 years and there's your answer. The market
is declining therefore fewer salespersons are
needed. The HR Nazi's want you to give them your fresh
positive ideas, use them, and dump you when they have
them. Good luck.
If you are not out of work ....keep looking. If
you are out then take the job and keep looking. After
several years with Walker (and latter TA)I recently left
and I must say there are REAL companies out there
that are not run by half wits.
Tenneco is in
REAL trouble financially and heads could roll in the
future. They may not be able to cover this quarters debt
service. If that scenario occurs...watch out!!!
Gobbble....as a former Tenneco employee myself,
coming from the exhuast market and being in sales....I
would say that you are right on target with your
assesment of the future of the automotive aftermarket as it
applies to a sales position. Studies show that the
aftermarket in exhuast is dying at a rate of between 4 and 5%
a year due to the introduction of stainless. Is it
good to sell a dying product line...that decision is
up to you. ...the only growing part of the segment
is in performance products but with Tenneco sitting
on its pocket book with regard to R and D and the
lack of people inside marketing without a performance
background...it is still a tough place to be...this is the exact
reason I left over a year ago as well as other people
like myself who had been with the company a long
time.....that is why the position you are looking at is
open....good luck with your decision process.......if tenneco
continues to treat wd's poorly...you might not have anyone
to call on....
Hello, I have been recently contactede by Tenneco
to fill a sales rep position for the Walker line. I
would be selling to the wd's and working with the
installers in conjunciton with that wd. This is a big step
and am unsure of the aftermarket business regarding
the stainless product now on the OEMs. Is this a good
time to get into Tenneco or will I be out of wortk in
the near future?