NTN Bearing

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NTN Bearing Reviews

Updated June 6, 2014
Updated June 6, 2014
10 Reviews
2.6
10 Reviews
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Pete Eich
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  1.  

    My boss had a big heart and gave me a job when I was laid off even though I was over qualified.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NTN Bearing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I really like my co-workers and my boss's. Love having nearly 2 weeks off over Christmas holiday. Love the cultural diversities. Love working 7am - 3pm

    Cons

    Hard to get used to a manufacturing environment when I came from the corporate world. Very noisy and dirty place to work. I had to wait a whole year before getting any sick days or vacation days. Hate only getting a half hour lunch break.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most companies give you sick days/vacation days after 6 months.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Depending on your job title there may not be much opportunity to advance.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL

    I worked at NTN Bearing full-time

    Pros

    I like the people I worked with. Fairly good work/ personal life balance.

    Cons

    Company always tries to keep up with its competitor...Japanese management refuses to invest in high technology or research & development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to be offered an increase without asking for it... that is why a lot of good people choose to leave. Just because people are smart doesn't mean that they know how to handle people (be managers).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Satisfying work/life balance with challenging projects to work on but still has a lot of improving to do w.r.t. culture.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NTN Bearing full-time

    Pros

    Decent company to work for. Good folks around the plant floor. Will work with you if you know how to deal with them. Great benefit package. One of the best around Illinois.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are limited. General consensus is that people are under-paid for their efforts and performance. No raises, No bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Meh--it's a job. Nice people.

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Mount Prospect, IL

    I worked at NTN Bearing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, mostly nice people.

    Cons

    Way too internally and appearance focused. More concerned with weekly reports to sr. mgt. (which are forwarded to Japan), than customers. Category (bearings) is a commodity, and despite what they say, it all comes down to price. Theirs is too high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Unfairly laid off after 14 years

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    Former Employee - Operator, Set Up, Type Change  in  Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Operator, Set Up, Type Change in Elgin, IL

    I worked at NTN Bearing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Close to home, ok pay, good insurance and vacation time. A place that does seem to stick around.

    Cons

    Many, typical non union butt kissing to get anywhere type of job, Japanese owned. Filthy place unless you are in the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit hiring inept, uneducated foreign idiots for management and supervision. After my time there should have been no reason for letting me go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Japanese based employment with several unqualified upper management

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    Current Employee - Coordinator  in  Frankfort, IN
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Frankfort, IN

    I have been working at NTN Bearing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    As an operator, you have plenty of opportunities for overtime. 12 days on, 2 days off. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Upper management mentality that proves that they believe that they are still in Japan and not the US. Upper management, both Japanese and American, do not consider input from employees even they have a suggestion program. Currently experiencing an 60-80% turn over rate for hourly employees, and a 30-40% turn over rate of salary employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees with decision making responsibilities to make improvements that have been suggested and proven in other environments. Use your employee's previous experiences and award them for their efforts instead of singling out and harassing them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for the mediocre to survive.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Mount Prospect, IL

    I worked at NTN Bearing

    Pros

    The benefits package is outstanding. It is difficult to match even with Fortune 500 companies.

    Cons

    Foreign management cannot communicate with local staff. Hard to move ahead when the boss can't understand what you're talking about. Concern about the ethics of upper Japanese management - this is the U.S., not Japan, but they don't seem to get that where people and the law are concerned. HR tells them it's against the law? Their answer? "Who cares, do it anyway."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn English!!! Let your American President act like a President and the lead the organization rather than having them act as a Senior Sales Manager. Pete's trying but doesn't have the experience or support to do a good job.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Don't plan to make a career of working at NTN

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL

    I have been working at NTN Bearing

    Pros

    It's a steady paycheck and has good benefits

    Cons

    No career growth. Foreign management treats you like crap and has no understanding of your job function. Upper management (especially foreign) is completely inept and is running the company into the ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop golfing and start paying attention to the crumbling infrastructure of your business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Excited at first, but that dried up quickly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NTN Bearing

    Pros

    Great people to work with, co workers made work possible

    Cons

    Management was not very organized. From the top down there are major communication issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to communicate more efficiently

  11.  

    Wasnt even given a chance

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator
    Former Employee - Machine Operator

    I worked at NTN Bearing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Shift differential
    They provide uniforms after 2 months

    Cons

    Supervisor never even introduced himself
    They keep throwing you all over the place without actually training you
    Nobody knows whats going on, including the management
    Only one unpaid break
    Dirtiest place ive ever seen

    I was accused of things I didnt do and was let go, I tried fighting it but they wont even listen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you cared more about your employees maybe they would care more about their work...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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