Takata
2.7 of 5 39 reviews
takata.com Tokyo, Japan 5000+ Employees

Takata Reviews

Updated May 28, 2014
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2.7 39 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

Takata President Shigehisa Takada

Shigehisa Takada

(18 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good place to work, growing business, changes being made for the better.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Auburn Hills, MI

    Prosi like the new customer structure. i think it helps focus the teams better. a lot of changes happening that are making the place better.

    Consthe workload is high as there are many programs and people are not being hired fast enough. the organization is still changing after a year.

    Advice to Senior Managementcommunicate more frequently and more openly

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe benefits are good and the work environment is clean

    ConsThey treat their employees horrible. They cancel your vacation at last minute.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Place to Work; Great People

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work environment with great people. Organization is structured into teams, and you know when you get into a good one. The work is rewarding. Career growth opportunities are available.

    ConsDemanding work in the automotive industry. Long hours, tight deadlines, and navigating through corporate layers is challenging. As a Japanese company, communication with corporate entities across an ocean with a 13 hour time different can be a headache.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus energy on product quality and R&D.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wow...some people are hard to please

    Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Auburn Hills, MI

    ProsGreat co-workers. Great feeling that I am saving lives by making safety restraints. I feel I am well compensated, although healthcare costs keep going up. good 401(k) match, auto discounts, flexible work hours, etc...

    ConsLong hours when launching a new product. Travel to Mexico sometimes needed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall, a good experience

    Quality Engineer (Former Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsGood culture and people to work with

    ConsLow comparative pay with other companies

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore structured career path

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    You work with losers, you become a loser.

    Former Employee (Former Employee)
    Auburn Hills, MI

    ProsFree food in the break room.

    ConsIncompetent workforce that is widespread and widely acceptable.
    Lack of accountability, professionalism, and resources in every group.
    Low morale and extremely dissatisfied, unhappy employees.
    Massive recall of ~3.1 million airbags resulting in a loss of $307M. Google it. Investors beware.
    Lack of innovation, inventions, goals. Clock in, clock out, non-competitive, unsustainable environment.
    Poor performing plants, plant management, and senior management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to put your relatives on the payroll.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The grass is a LOT Greener almost anywhere else!

    Senior Product Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsAre there any?
    They dont provide anything better than any other place....they strive to be below average, but you better not!

    ConsLong hours and still low pay. Takata has some MAJOR catching up to do to be even close to on par with many other places. It will take YEARS at the rate things are going.
    People are still bailing as fast as they can to escape the plague that becomes this place, and it's been two years now.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop promoting people just because they have worked at the company for many years. If they were actually any good, they would be GONE, but instead they become the new untalented and lazy leadership that trains the new hires. Someone needs to hit the reset button at this place!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    "Sinking ship" is true

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFree coffee and tea.
    If you ever get promoted to director level, you may taste some good benefit at last but promotion rarely happens to right people.

    ConsDepends on what department you work in, but people in some departments are really miserably working - especially operation and quality. Working overtime and weekend becomes norm, but no rewards.
    There are too many departments in this company. Too many unknown departments (and their team names are confusing), too many directors and too many managers. I'm sure many actual employees don't know what other departments are doing.
    No matter what department you work in, short resource is always an issue. Company can't hire new people because of no budget. Good performers leave as soon as they find a better job. Farewell emails also become norm. Company can't afford hiring new ones, so existing ones (except managers/directors/executives) always suffer too much workload. Managers think anybody is replaceable so they don't treat you right here.
    Obviously company is not doing well and doesn't seem to get any better (actually getting worse and worse every day).
    "Quality First" is such a joke. Very dishonest to not only employees but also customers and consumers who actually drive cars."Sinking ship" is really true to this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone. They won't change no matter what.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Upper management is unimpressive

    Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFree parking.
    Free but really bad coffee.
    Free cheap tea.

    ConsAll of the relatives of the upper management work for the company.
    Upper management would rather spend lots of money on unreliable printers than on the employees.
    Upper management would rather spend lots of money on renovating the main conference room over and over again than giving pay raises and bonuses to deserving employees.
    Upper management would rather hire cheap labor then spend lots of money on travels to fix quality issues.
    Upper management loves to spend lots of money on boondoggle trips.
    The FBI raided the office one time.
    There is little to no R&D/core. Most of the engineers in Core left.
    Only dummies work here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone. The management can't be rescued.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Avoid this sinking ship.

    Product Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsThere is free food in the break room sometimes.

    ConsUpper management is out of touch.
    Pay is low. The company cannot compete.
    The good engineers leave the company quickly. Farewell emails are constant. Every week, there is at least one (or two) engineer who leaves.
    Only the junky ones stay. The caliber of the engineers is very low overall.
    Even the interns and co-ops do not want to work here. Almost all do not return. They make the wage of a Wal-Mart employee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your employees by paying them at least at the average industry level so you can reap dividends later. Cut the bureaucracy and reduce the amount of paperwork/grunt work for your engineers. Don't ignore the low morale and job dissatisfaction of your employees. Focus on innovation, technology, actual design work. Else, just a matter of time that you will go under.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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