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Timken: Where You Turn... for a strong career opportunity

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

I have been working at Timken

Pros

Varied job rotations/assignments are excellent and abundant. Exposure to many aspects of the business, including global expansion. High degree of trust, collegiality and autonomy. Mid-level managers are generally pretty plugged in to their subordinates. Benefits are very generous and compensation is fair/in line with the marketplace.

Cons

Timken is a very old company that can, at times, be overly cautious and slow in its decision making. Location is not terribly convenient for many. Somewhat frugal compared to other companies (this may actually be a strength, but to the employee it sometimes feels restrictive).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Interact more with lower level employees. One sometimes hears grumbling about the inaccessibility of senior leaders and their occassional disconnection from the employee experience. Make sure to communicate significant (and especially negative) changes in a way that you would feel good about receiving.

Recommends
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Other Reviews for Timken

  1.  

    Timken has potential that it does not tap into.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Timken

    Pros

    Timken is a respected company in the industry for its technical competence and engineering achievements. It is a global company that may give opportunity to live naywhere in the world.

    Cons

    There is very little accepted input from those that are closest to the market. It does not value the importance of the sales relationship to the customer nor the knowledge and experience that sales may have to the process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more receptive to those that are closer to the market. Work to include them in plans that affect them. It is not important to implement but it is VERY important that they feel like they are part of the process...and someone up top may learn something. We are too many times following SALES suggestions after failure of other practices.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work for the energetic & talented - Many folks can get sidelined with little visibility

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Principal  in  Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Principal in Canton, OH

    I have been working at Timken

    Pros

    Professional growth and advancement opportunities are available to energetic, agressive, intelligent people. If you don't posses all three you will likely be sidelined.

    Cons

    The see working long as working hard. The more time you spend in the office, work from home, and work during vacation, the better employee you are and the more opportunities you will be given. Most GM's, Directors, VP's, all put in 60 hours per week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really focus on the younger talented people - and develop them. Working long is not neccesarily working better.

    Approves of CEO
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