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Takata Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
41 Reviews

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41 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Experience

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

    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
  2.  

    Average pay means average people.

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

    Pros

    Satisfaction of saving lives with our products.

    Cons

    Huge corporate bureaucracy and high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decentralize. If you're going to grow through M&A then set up the newly acquired businesses for success. Not being able to leverage your mothers resources is frustrating at best.

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

    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

    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
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  5.  

    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

    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
  6.  

    Irvin Automotive

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The benefits are good and the work environment is clean

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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

    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
  8.  

    Overall, a good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in San Antonio, TX

    Pros

    Good culture and people to work with

    Cons

    Low comparative pay with other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structured career path

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    You work with losers, you become a loser.

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

    Pros

    Free food in the break room.

    Cons

    Incompetent 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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue to put your relatives on the payroll.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    The grass is a LOT Greener almost anywhere else!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    "Sinking ship" is true

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Free 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.

    Cons

    Depends 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 ManagementAdvice

    None. They won't change no matter what.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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