Timken Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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Pros
  • Pay and benefits are competitive and the upper management is very conservative with money (in 8 reviews)

  • good work/life balance, if you do overtime you can take day off to compensate (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • bottom to middle management is lost , they all have their degrees but are moved around so much they don't try to make improvements (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't seem to understand the product and how it's made (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Decent Place to Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Timken full-time

    Pros

    Very high quality, well engineered products, global presence, competitive salary and benefits, team oriented environment, and has a good internship program for students still in college.

    Cons

    Senior mgmt/leadership very short term focused, low employee morale, no real career planning, many departments too lean to support the business plan, way too many meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to have the proper resources in place before starting major projects/initiatives - the organization is too lean, improve employee morale, develop real career planning.


  2. Sr. Programmer/Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer/Analyst in North Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer/Analyst in North Canton, OH

    I have been working at Timken

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Politics and extreme cost consciousness

    Advice to Management

    The fat has been cut - you're now cutting muscle and bone.


  3. analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Massillon, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Massillon, OH

    I worked at Timken full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People that you work with are great. Benefits are good, but not great. Bonus opportunities offset average base salary

    Cons

    Management needs to do as it preaches. Too much good old boy opportunities. They fill jobs without posting them and even if they get posted most of the jobs are pre-filled before posting so it is just a formality.

    Advice to Management

    Promote those that earn it instead of your friends


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  5. Average

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Timken full-time

    Pros

    Large Company with opportunity to learn Positive influence in community

    Cons

    Old management and culture Outdated systems No teamwork


  6. Helpful (2)

    Administration

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Canton, OH

    I have been working at Timken full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Large organization, great people, competitive pay, generous bonus, 11 holidays!

    Cons

    Heavy workload, new CEO's direction is not solid

    Advice to Management

    You cannot grow by cutting people. You can't believe that top performers being dumped on will stay. You are allowing a lot of great institutional knowledge walk out the door because you being piling all the work on them is okay.


  7. Many good opportunities presented

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Value Stream Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Value Stream Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Timken full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Secure, long standing company. A lot of opportunity for career growth if you're willing to change geographic locations. New management team focused on growing the company.

    Cons

    Measures of performance too subjective. Many good positions being filled by newly recruited college graduates instead of experienced, dedicated employees.


  8. Good company with plants in bad areas

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union, SC

    I worked at Timken full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great bonus system Great benefits Good organizational development structure

    Cons

    Long meetings about every minute decision Potential for layoffs


  9. Helpful (1)

    Challenging. Keep your head down and make sure the right people like you.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Timken

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    When the oil indusrty is right, work is stable.

    Cons

    Very disorganized. Ever changing policy and procedures makes for confusion. Little to no accountability for indirect personnel.


  10. I have enjoyed working here, the pay and benefits are the best in the area; I am just tired of working shifts.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attendant in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Attendant in Canton, OH

    I have been working at Timken full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay, pension, 401k, health insurance

    Cons

    SHIFTS, working on holidays, very cyclical industry

    Advice to Management

    Try to diversify the customer base to make demand for products less cyclical


  11. Timken has provided a lot of great experience for me.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Timken

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Salary and Benefits. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility. Political environment can be somewhat overbearing at times.



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