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Timken - A Manufacturing Giant now in Chaos.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Information Technology Manager in Canton, OH
Former Employee - Senior Information Technology Manager in Canton, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Recognized Heavy Industrial Manufacturer, Product is used almost everywhere. Located in a very low cost of living area. Offices recently updated with better lighting and work areas.

Cons

No job security, little advancement or training opportunity, no matching 401K contributions. New employee orientation just doesn't exist, you're dropped into a project or on a team and expected to have solutions immediately without having seen systems or met people. New employees are met with suspicion by existing employees who survived several recent massive layoffs. Timken expects you to work above and beyond 40 hours and weekends without compensation, currently all employees are to work one furlough day (no pay at all) each month. Timken has not adapted to telecommuting and does not promote/encourage it.

Advice to Management

You need a more open door management style - current management is more interested in own personal survival and gains than that of the company. Better communication - which is a problem throughout the company - no one knows what is happening. Reinstate the 401K matching contribution. Allow for training. And do not make working 48+ hours a week mandatory when you only pay for 40 hours.

Other Employee Reviews for Timken

  1. Timken

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    stable company not too automotive oriented good benifits good time off manufacturing facilities all over willing to make decisions to survive

    Cons

    only seems to be concerned with one product and that is tapered roller bearings. If you do not support that product line, there is a good chance your product line will be eliminated.

    Advice to Management

    please stop keeping people in the dark with what is going on. People need to be aware of possible layoffs. The rumore mill gets old fast. Not enough communication at the plant level.


  2. failure certain for outdated timken

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great salary and friendly coworkers

    Cons

    lack of respect, terribly outdated senior management, not enough women in sr management, don't listen to their employees, lack of consistency in treatment of individuals

    Advice to Management

    hire someone who thinks differently than you do and actually listen to them.


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