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Takata Reviews

Updated May 28, 2014
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2.8 40 reviews

47% Approve of the CEO

Takata President Shigehisa Takada

Shigehisa Takada

(19 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Technician (Former Employee) Moses Lake, WA

    Prosbenefits, interesting to learn manufacturing

    Consmanagement is overworked and act like irritable, blaming idiots some times. Well everyone is over worked and undercompensated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more time off and enjoy life, it doesn't last long.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience out of college but long hours and low pay

    Applications Engineer (Former Employee) Auburn Hills, MI

    ProsGreat experience in fast-paced design and test engineering- once you have worked here you will be well prepared and qualified for other engineering positions.
    Great benefits and 401k plan.
    Generally fun work environment, depending on group.

    ConsSalary far below industry standards.
    Personal life takes a back seat to the job. Long hours and much travel required depending on who you work for.
    Management refuses to recognize talent in performance reviews or compensation.
    Takes several years to earn any extra vacation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lots of work, little pay

    Product Engineer (Former Employee) Auburn Hills, MI

    ProsTakata is a place with a lot of business, and I never ever had to worry about lack of work. A lot of knowledgeable people work there. The benefits are really good.

    ConsToo much work! There are only so many programs you can track. At one point I had 3 programs (commodities) with 2 customers.

     It takes10 years of working to get 3 weeks of vacation (most companies it's 5). The compensation is very below average, but even with a lot of people leaving there are no raises- I'm not sure HR gets it Of course you should probably ask people why they left and that might help too. There is also a non-compete agreement you are required to sign, but it is really not enforceable and is not enforced.

    Lots of turnover (about 35% of the people in my old group of have left in the past year), and new hires. Hiring people out of college is OK (I don't think Takata offers enough to attract the top talent), but as a more experienced person you have no time to help them out and teach them real engineering .

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people- but you have to ask them first! Pay the people who work so hard for you competitively and fairly or they will find a place that will.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Where are the workers?

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Auburn Hills, MI

    ProsNice people that truly care about their job performance and the overall impact they have on the company.
    401k match.

    ConsEmployee morale is extremely low.

    Too many chiefs and not enough indians... There are managers working for Senior managers working for directors working for Senior directors in many departments...Yes. Really.

    Workload is always large with zero downtime. Many employees are forced to work on multiple programs dealing with multiple customers. Overtime becomes inevitable in order to stay a float. Many employees say they are stressed out and do not have a good work-life balance. Every department needs more people.

    Merit system for raises is level and does not reward top performers any better than poor performers.
    Top performers leave for better opportunity. In many cases, workers that leave aren't replaced, so the work falls on other overburdened workers.....and they eventually leave....and the cycle continues....

    Compensation (pay and vacation) is MUCH less than industry standards. It takes 10+ years to attain 3 weeks of vacation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you aren't actively correcting the problems, you are cultivating their existence. Period.
    Did you ever see the management rowing race powerpoint? Google it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    From the Trenches

    (Current Employee) Armada, MI

    Pros-they provide a paycheck that covers the mortgage
    -company match on 401k
    -somewhat loose work environment

    Cons-Lack of sound technical direction and vision
    -Biased treatment of employees
    -No where to go (career wise)
    -Job security is questionable... would not be surprised if the place closed due to lack of output

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire leaders who have the knowledge, experience and vision to provide you with technically competent support and guidance, along with the confidence and guts to tell you like it is and give it to you straight.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Beware...There is much better out there!

    Product Engineer (Former Employee) Auburn Hills, MI

    ProsThey used to have unlimited tuition reimbursement, they no longer do. So really, there are no good reasons to work there!

    ConsCompany information is rarely shared.
    Raises are low, if at all, even upon receipt of an above average performance review.
    Management is incapable of providing the necessary guidance for the company to succeed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone, they cannot be helped.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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