Takata

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Takata Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
46 Reviews
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46 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Takata as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Teammates are great. Senior Engineers are very knowledgeable and always willing to help. Management is ok.
    Great place to learn and grow.
    We get payed for holidays and salary is good

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Sometimes it's understandable due to the nature of the work and size of the company. But very often, it just hinders the development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder on lowering the bureaucracy and optimizing the development time on a project. .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Exceptional Senior Management Support

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Director in Auburn Hills, MI

    I have been working at Takata full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Takata allows employees the flexibility to accomplish their work and balance their personal lives. Takata always listens to their employees and accomodates them as best they can.

    Cons

    Workload is always heavy and continuous. Optimize staffing and sharing of resources to ensure customer deliverables are met.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Select key employees within the organziation to replace and backfil executive management turnover.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at Takata full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stimulating and challenging work on high-tech electronics. Never dull. Constant opportunities for learning and advancing your skills. Opportunities for international travel to work with colleagues and customers all around the globe.

    Cons

    Automotive customers are very demanding, as they should be when safety is involved. Hours can be long during critical phases of a project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to clearly communicate goals and strategy from the top down, as often as possible, in order to keep everyone on the same page.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Takata full-time

    Pros

    Lots of experience the products are safety related so the specifications requirements and responsibilities are very high. The company has a lots of different customers so there a lot to learn.

    Cons

    Slow growth i have been in the company for 8 years and i have seen a lot of good hard working people to stay the same or have a slow growth due to management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focused on the employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I miss my old job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at Takata full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great boss, great people. I was lucky enough to be in sales, and could basically set my own hours. Very fulfilling to see my product in production, saving lives. I felt I was underpaid because I didn't get commission on top of my salary. I now work somewhere that pays commission, but they don't do anything to help us get more sales!! I miss Takata.

    Cons

    LOTS of work... Biggest supplier of seatbelts in the world, and doing it with 1/3 less people than the nearest competitor. Count on 45-50 hours per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your Directors to hire more people. I hope this has changed since I left last year, but we couldn't get approval to hire more sales people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI

    I have been working at Takata full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with experienced professionals that are willing to offer insight and knowledge to other employees. Opportunity to expand current job role.

    Cons

    The company struggles with organizational and global development. Unclear processes or explanations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give clear explanations and expectations. Show company support for all programs, areas, and products. Follow through.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Takata as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Management is working to improve the companies global position

    Cons

    Very slow in addressing issues with structure and hiring enough personnal to handle new programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a part of the new global plan, please incorporate the employee surveys. I believe this garners accountability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work, growing business, changes being made for the better.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI

    I have been working at Takata full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    the 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 ManagementAdvice

    communicate more frequently and more openly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Place to Work; Great People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Takata

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Demanding 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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus energy on product quality and R&D.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Wow...some people are hard to please

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Auburn Hills, MI

    I have been working at Takata full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great 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...

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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