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Management Doesn't Care

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Auburn Hills, MI

ProsPeople are generally nice to work with. Very young crowd.

ConsManagement and HR are blind to the obvious and blame eachother for not being able to do more for employees. Employees are severely overworked, underpaid and leaving at a rapid rate.

If employees ask for help or state that they have too much work, or are not fairly compensated, they are told not to complain. Management has the mentality "if you don't like it, you can leave--you are replaceable".

Management doesn't ask for or employee feedback. If provided with concerns they act afraid to seek approval from upper management to ask for more staff or properly reward good employees and therefore spit out rampant excuses as to why nothing can be done.

The bottom line is Engineers and customers are suffering.
Since employee costs are down due to the many recent departures, and training of new hires falls on existing engineers, management is literally unaffected by the major issues at this place so they easily turn a blind eye and let their teams hold the bag.

This situation promotes the other main problem at Takata: Inadequate Management.
Since the team is left holding the bag, they take care of the issues and deal with the painful workload so in many cases management is not involved and doesnt know what is going on. This makes them less beneficial to their team and essentially useless. There are many management people at Takata that take pride in doing as little as possible by "delegating to their team". These people are cowards that don't have the skills to do the job they need to do.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop ignoring your employees. They are your most valuable resources and are vital to the longevity of the company.
Stop promoting people that arent capable of benefitting the company and the teams they work with.
If you don't start changing your ways, your competition will take your best people and kick your ass.

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

    I worked at Takata


    Pros: Takata is a place with a lot of business, and I never ever had to worry about… Cons: Too much work! There are only so many programs you can track. At one point I had 3 programs (commodities) with 2… Advice to Senior Management: Listen to your people- but you have to ask them first! Pay the people who… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    • Disapproves of CEO

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    Where are the workers?

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at Takata


    Pros: Nice people that truly care about their job performance and… Cons: Employee morale is extremely low. Too many chiefs and not enough indians... There are managers working for Senior managers working for directors working for Senior… Advice to Senior Management: If you aren't actively correcting the problems, you are cultivating their… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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