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Great company - Still going strong after decades. Good pay/benefits.

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Current Employee - SBA - Steel Business Associate in Canton, OH
Current Employee - SBA - Steel Business Associate in Canton, OH

I have been working at Timken

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Lots of room for advancement in Canton, Ohio, domestically and internationally. Business casual dress makes working at Timken comfortable. Good pay and benefits.

Cons

There is somewhat of a line in the sand between hourly and salary employees. It is often a challenge to compromise on issues. Also, the "new generation" of workes starting at Timken are sometimes given a hard time.

Advice to Management

Be sure to acknowledge what lower level employes do for each department. Sometimes the daily tasks that help keep the business running smoothly are easily forgotten about. Also, keep an open line of communication with EVERYONE.

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  1. 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Timken has potential that it does not tap into.

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Timken

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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