Timken

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Timken Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2014
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3.3 115 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

Timken President, CEO, and Director James W. Griffith

James W. Griffith

(78 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay and benefits are competitive and the upper management is very conservative with money(in 8 reviews)

  • Very strong core values of ethics and integrity, quality, innovation, and independence(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Middle management leads by threats, intimidation, and filthy language(in 4 reviews)

  • Not sure if upper management will ever come out of glass bubble and recognize all employees are part of the same team(in 4 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent people. Management tries very hard.

    ConsDevolving. Some plants are using machines so old (WWII) that they can no longer be repaired because there are no parts. Failure to keep assets upgraded and invest in infrastructure. Pay has stagnated, benefits, once excellent, have become mediocre in the last 4 years. No true investment in the future, simply the now. Very high stress, very demanding. Sink or swim culture. Too many lay offs. No longer viewed as the prime employer/partner once so highly regarded.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to the Company's roots.

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

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    A company deeply rooted in its core values and highly recognized as one of the top US 100 ethical companies.

    Sales Engineer (Current Employee) Canton, OH

    ProsAs an intern I learned a lot in a couple different corporate departments and the pay was awesome! Overall, had a really great experience in the summer internship program.
    Now as a full-time salaried associate, I receive a wonderul benefits package and some great perks because I am in sales.
    The company is a very good ethical place to work!
    The new headquarters building in North Canton, OH is outstanding! Much better than the older office buildings.

    ConsThere are too many "policies" and legal hoops that have to be overcome in order to get some things done.
    Most projects tend to take much longer than originally estimated.
    The office environment does not promote collaboration. The office is VERY quiet and if it weren't for the low cubicle walls you wouldn't know anyone was there working.
    Many times, the excuse as to why things are not done differently is "We have always done it this way and it works." So no real interest (on average) of people trying to work "smarter not harder".

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent place to work with opportunity for growth.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Lebanon, NH

    ProsLarge company allows for relocation if willing to do so. Education reimbursement available.

    ConsConstant layoffs in Aerospace plant. Educational reimbursement capped at $21k for undergrad program and $36k for masters. Able to quickly hit ceiling if applying oneself. Seniority on the manufacturing floor predates actual Timken ownership - this causes animosity and lack of participation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee cons - fix them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall, my experience with Timken was very positive. I was given room to grow and flourish and move my way up.

    Manager Business Economics & Supply Chain (Former Employee) Altavista, VA

    ProsPay and benefits are competitive and the upper management is very conservative with money. Good people at local plant level.

    ConsLong hours at times, auto segment very stressful and driven to make some decisions which were not in the long term best interest of the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember the people are the most important asset. Don't just say it, live it. Don't discount someone who has been there for a long time. They are valuable assets who deserve your praise and admiration.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    30 years a maintenance person

    Mechanical Maintainer (Former Employee) Canton, OH

    ProsGood people to work with great pay.

    Consbottom to middle management is lost , they all have their degrees but are moved around so much they don't try to make improvements . if your not in the circle you not going anywhere , I've been at fsp for 5years and have not seen my plant manager once !

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiding problems from upper management .

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not the best, not the worst.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood career advancement opportunities if you work hard.

    ConsCompany values are preached but not followed. Personnel are terrible in some locations but wonderful in others. Luck of the draw in terms of people and talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    20 years solid, but declining since 2009

    Corporate, Salary (Current Employee) Canton, OH

    ProsLots of great people committed to making the company successful.

    ConsLeadership that mostly cares about themselves

    Advice to Senior ManagementEngage employees, they want to contribute if you allow it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Once a great company

    IT Tech (Current Employee) Canton, OH

    ProsLong history, most employees take pride in their jobs, well regarded in the marketplace.

    ConsOld buddy system, limited career opportunities, high contractor to employee ratio, permatemps common.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the company together and acquire talent instead of renting it.

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsClean and safety place to work

    Consno cost of living raise

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    Not Bad

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsJob stability and decent benefits.

    ConsNot very progressive and little opportunites to grow if you don't work at the corporate head quarters.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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