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Takata President Shigehisa Takada
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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Pontiac, MI

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

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    Stimulating and challenging work on high-tech electronics. Never dull. Constant opportunities for learning and advancing your skills. Opportunities for international travel to work with colleagues and customers all around the globe.


    Automotive customers are very demanding, as they should be when safety is involved. Hours can be long during critical phases of a project.

    Advice to Management

    Need to clearly communicate goals and strategy from the top down, as often as possible, in order to keep everyone on the same page.

Takata Interviews

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    Declined Offer
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    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Takata (Pontiac, MI).


    I was contacted by recruiter and she scheduled to screen me the next day which went fairly smoothly.
    A few days later I had a phone screen. The interviewers bombarded me with questions about my PhD and they had negative comments about my line of research.
    I was invited onsite and had a screen with HR first. Then the same people interviewed me again and asked me the same stuff again in more detail but this was a more positive experience.
    The manager did an interview to find out more about me and asked me questions.
    The HR lady got back saying they like me but they want me to finish my PhD before they can make up their mind.

    I finished my PhD shortly later and said I am joining another company (which is waaaaay better).

    Interview Questions

    • Panel interview for phone screen and onsite technical interview:
      Asked me about my project in great detail, things I have worked on, project areas, experience in Stereo imaging.
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Website www.takata.com
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1924
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Safety takes a front seat at Takata. The company, founded in 1933 as a textile maker, has since applied its knowledge of military parachute harnesses to develop safety products for passenger vehicles. It manufactures airbags as well as seat belts, steering wheels, child safety seats, and safety electronics, such as crash sensors. The company also produces interior parts -- head rests, arm rests, visors, and trim. For those with a need for speed, it makes the five-buckle seat belts used by race car drivers. Takata operates through 50-plus companies (R&D, manufacturing, and... More

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