Timken Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
126 Reviews

3.5
126 Reviews
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Timken President, CEO, and Director James W. Griffith
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Review Highlights

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 6 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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18 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Full of diverse Knowledge, excellent place to learn

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Timken

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great work environment.

    Cons

    Traffic is terrible, some travel required

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A challenging and learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Quality  in  Union, SC
    Current Employee - Quality in Union, SC

    I have been working at Timken full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Friendly employees and the management maintains a professional atmosphere while making you feel as you belong there.

    Cons

    Advancement is limited because of younger people holding jobs longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never forget Timken's core values.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator/Setter  in  Altavista, VA
    Former Employee - Machine Operator/Setter in Altavista, VA

    I worked at Timken full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You are working on what you have learn

    Cons

    You have to be exact on your gazes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I like Timken keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Timken

    Pros

    Great company! 12 hours on 3-4 days 2-3 days off

    Cons

    None really. I would say everyone there is great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off your high horse

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good local company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Timken

    Pros

    The company is local to me, has good values, and stays true to its heritage.

    Cons

    It takes a while to make a name and make career progression.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic internship experience!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Timken

    Pros

    The culture is amazing and the pay is very competitive! I interned for 1 summer and would go back to the company at anytime!

    Cons

    There aren't really any downside beside the fact that the coffee is not free. Not a surprise because it is a manufacturing company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Given lots of responsibility and opportunities to learn new skills.

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    Current Employee - IT Intern  in  Canton, OH
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Canton, OH

    I have been working at Timken as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    The reputation Timken has from the outside is exactly what you will find on the inside. Ethics is number one here.

    Cons

    The recent company split may make the next few years a confusing time to be at Timken.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great opportunity and a great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, OH

    I have been working at Timken full-time

    Pros

    Great company with a lot of new capital investments and lots of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    The company's success is not reflected in its share price.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A job were people work as a team

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    Former Employee - Metallographer  in  Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Metallographer in Canton, OH

    I worked at Timken as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone worked as a team. Best job, the way a job should be, when you look forward to getting up and going to work everyday.

    Cons

    Massive layoff, which was a sign of the times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I experienced great opportunities here. Professional, humanitarian, and profitable company.

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Canton, OH

    I worked at Timken full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They use SAP and it's running well.

    Cons

    they use SAP and it still needs work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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