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Still rolling along

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, OH
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, OH
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Challenging work, striving for growth, ethics and integrity

Cons

In the quest for growth, has lost touch with the "human side" of the business. Feel more like a purchased asset vs a valued member of a team.

Advice to Management

People are at the root of your success. Get back in touch with your people.

Other Employee Reviews for Timken

  1. Tax Analyst Timken

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Analyst in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Tax Analyst in Canton, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is loyal to the community and is generally profitable, is conveniently located and compensation is among the best companies in the area.

    Cons

    Promotions are slow in coming, and generally are politically motivated. The company has a tendency to continually downsize its workforce.

    Advice to Management

    The internal lines of communication should be more vertical. Top management should be more accessible, and promotions should be more performance-based.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Don't believe all the hype ... This is a company that tries to mask a hostile work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Section Manager in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - IT Section Manager in Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady Paycheck and the Best Benefits Available Anywhere. Recognized name in the Bearings Industry.

    Cons

    There's a good reason why Timken's no longer a Fortune 500 company. A very hostile work environment. After the 2009 layoffs, about all that was left was the Good Ol' Boy network. In typical Timken fashion, their massive layoffs were the result of a knee-jerk reaction and how Jim Griffith found a way to use the economic excuse to cut head count and force those remaining to work longer hours for less pay. They kept non-producers and let go experienced professionals. Forced people to work unpaid days. And kept crying they were being forced out of the business due to the economic downturn. Now - CEO Jim Griffith is up on Wall Street saying that they "over-reacted" and that Timken was never impacted by the poor economy, recording record sales in 2009, and even though many families were impacted by the unnecessary layoffs ... that's all in the past and everyone needs to just move on. Really, do you want to work for a company with a CEO like this? Seriously - I've read all the "Feel Good" reviews here ... and I personally know they're all fictitious posts from Timken Communications department to improve Timken's self-tarnished image.

    Advice to Management

    Timken needs new leadership. The current leadership has no concept of our products and have little regard for the people who allow them to live their luxurious lifestyles. If they could sell the company off and get a golden parachute - they would.


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