Timken

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loved my job and the people I work with , I would go back in a heart beat ,I do not like being laid off ,I enjoy working

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Former Employee - Grind Operator in Dahlonega, GA
Former Employee - Grind Operator in Dahlonega, GA

I worked at Timken

Pros

pay and benefits and it is close to home,the people are great to work with they make work more enjoyable.

Cons

poor management, they are not listening to the employees when they make suggestion on better ways to improve the way the do their jobs.they only want to make things look good on paper and not fix the real problems.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

listen to the employees,they know what they are talking about when it comes to doing there job.

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    Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Canton, OH

    I have been working at Timken

    Pros

    - Good atmosphere
    - Open door Policy
    - Fair annaual review
    - Defined career path if opportuinity exist
    - scope to work across world

    Cons

    - too unprofessional
    - employees are some times very lazy
    - no focussed process approach
    - results are achieved some how
    - no idea of future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing as such.

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    Timken, which used to be a good employer to work for, is now a hollow shell of its former self.

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    Current Employee - IT Professional in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Canton, OH

    I have been working at Timken

    Pros

    A recognized name in the manufacturing industry with a past track record of innovative ideas in the bearings industry. It has survived 100+ years and will continue to survive even during this global economic downturn. The Canton, Ohio Global Headquarters is located in very low cost of living area.

    Cons

    This is a "good ol' boy" manufacturing company full of double standards. Beware of the "fair haired" employees that management caters to. Unless you know someone who knows someone or have existing relatives working there - there's little advancement opportunity so expect to stay in the position you are hired for a very long time. Timken does not offer Cost of Living Adjustments and currently there is no matching 401K contributions by the company.

    New employee orientation is poor, be prepared to go on an "Easter Egg Hunt" to find information about your benefits. Your manager probably won't even be clear on it, so don't rely on them. Expect to be treated with suspicion by existing employees, the survivors of mass layoffs that are still happening in the company and to get dumped in projects where there are no resources or management backing - but you will be expected to complete.

    Do not expect training. Timken has never been keen on paying for training. Any training you need, you'll need to do that out of pocket on your own.

    The Timken work ethic is this: work over 40 hours every week, through your lunch, and be prepared to work weekends and change personal family plans with no notice ... all without compensation. Timken doesn't promote or encourage telecommuting.

    This company is a manufacturing company and is concerned only with shareholder earnings and the bottom line. It's not a family friendly place and couldn't care less. Do not expect recognition for your work, but be prepared to find out that promotions and raises are based on who is friends with who and not based your work. You may work 40+ hours a week, save the company thousands of dollars ... but don't be surprised that the guy who sleeps in his cube, comes in late, slips out early, and calls in sick all the time will get a raise when you don't because he's friends with your Gneeral Manager. Timken is full of these type of people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review your employees on their work performance. Please keep in mind many employees do have families and a life outside of Timken. Just because an employee is salaried, does not mean you can work them over 40 hours a week without compensation. Do not reprimand during annual reviews them for not knowing things when you will not train them. And stop rewarding mediocre performance - replace the dead wood that does not and will not work.

    Doesn't Recommend
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