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Work ethics are stressed

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, OH
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, OH

I worked at Timken

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Company has a sound financial plan. Work ethic is good among employees.

Cons

Salaried benefits are constantly being reduced in order to raise the Hourly benefits.
Buddy system is in place, if you don't golf ,you're not going to move into management arena.

Advice to Management

More feedback to associates on accomplishments. Quit cutting Salaried benefits, you posted the highest earnings in 2011.

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  1. Great company and great people, but conservative and resistant to change.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Canton, OH

    I worked at Timken

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ethical Company
    Good benefits and pay
    Good leadership vision
    Cares about environmental issues

    Cons

    Location
    Resistance to Change
    Ultra Conservative
    Segmented Business Strategies
    Desire to outsource all IT work to India

    Advice to Management

    There are really good people at Timken, but the company needs to realize that the world outside is shifting from traditional brick and mortal principals and adjust accordingly. New technology is looked at with serious skepticism by some in the company. While some people get excited about opportunities that investment in technology brings, other downright say it's a waste of time as it's not the "way I do things". So far, Timken has not needed to change it's way of business because it has such a good product and good people. I wonder how long that can continue to sustain them?


  2. Never know when the other shoe would drop

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Bucyrus, OH
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Bucyrus, OH

    I worked at Timken

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

    Pros

    The pay was excellent, until they lowered the scale for new hires. A lot of the associates are friendly and fun to work with...just beware of the gossips!

    Cons

    Never told (honestly) what is going on...told to meet certain objectives and everything would be ok...we did, and they still closed Distribution Center, eliminating hundreds of jobs

    Advice to Management

    Suck it up and tell people the honest truth, even if it hurts...we are grown-ups here. Treat us like it if you want respect.


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