Takata
2.7 of 5 39 reviews
takata.com Tokyo, Japan 5000+ Employees

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Avoid this sinking ship.

Product Engineer (Former Employee)

ProsThere is free food in the break room sometimes.

ConsUpper management is out of touch.
Pay is low. The company cannot compete.
The good engineers leave the company quickly. Farewell emails are constant. Every week, there is at least one (or two) engineer who leaves.
Only the junky ones stay. The caliber of the engineers is very low overall.
Even the interns and co-ops do not want to work here. Almost all do not return. They make the wage of a Wal-Mart employee.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your employees by paying them at least at the average industry level so you can reap dividends later. Cut the bureaucracy and reduce the amount of paperwork/grunt work for your engineers. Don't ignore the low morale and job dissatisfaction of your employees. Focus on innovation, technology, actual design work. Else, just a matter of time that you will go under.

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

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    Basic review of employer in NC

    General Purchasing (Former Employee)
    Greensboro, NC

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


    Pros: Great employer to work for Cons: Mixed direction(s)/leadership from management and supervisors Advice to Senior Management: Communicate in one clear voice Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great experience out of college but long hours and low pay

    Applications Engineer (Former Employee)
    Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at Takata


    Pros: Great experience in fast-paced design and test engineering- once you have worked here you will be well… Cons: Salary far below industry standards. Personal life takes a back seat to the job. Long hours and much travel required depending on… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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