Timken

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Timken - Where You Are Turned Out

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Former Employee - Operations Manager in Mesa, AZ
Former Employee - Operations Manager in Mesa, AZ

I worked at Timken

Pros

Timken offers above average salary, compensation and benefits. Those who fit the corporate culture are offered advanced off-site training and development. Facilities are generally clean and offer adequate break spaces and vending machines. Office space for managers is nice, and cubes are decent. Supplies are ordered consistently. Parking is abundant and secure.

Cons

Timken offers little job stability. Frequent mergers and acqusitions create high involuntary and voluntary turnover. Those that remain exhibit survivor guilt and job protection mentality and behavior. Warehouse and technical training and certification is non-existent, which is disturbing since the company makes airplane parts. Timken reports higher than average safety violations and injuries, even deaths.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Corporate needs to pay more attention to long-term strategic direction. Short-term focus has compromised quality, which has life and death impact for an aerospace manufacturer.

Disapproves of CEO

134 Other Employee Reviews for Timken (View Most Recent)

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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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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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
    Approves of CEO
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