Timken Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Richard C. Kyle
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Pros
  • Pay and benefits are competitive and the upper management is very conservative with money (in 8 reviews)

  • good work/life balance, if you do overtime you can take day off to compensate (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • bottom to middle management is lost , they all have their degrees but are moved around so much they don't try to make improvements (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't seem to understand the product and how it's made (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Twin Grip Operator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincolnton, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincolnton, NC

    I have been working at Timken

    Pros

    I get to apply the machining skills from The Machining Technology classes I took at Gaston College. Also I have learned a lot about metal Quality Control such as RFC and other QC interments.

    Cons

    I have worked night shift for most of my life and am needing to find a day shift job.

    Advice to Management

    I have a good work record.


  2. Continuous Improvement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Timken (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Salary is decent, mostly ethical culture and people

    Cons

    Management tends to take a short term view in making business decisions, whether it's reducing inventory, forecast, or headcount sharply all at once.This tends to cause a bullwhip effects and leave the company unprepared on the upswings.

    Advice to Management

    Timken management takes continuous improvement and cost reduction seriously but is often to reckless and quick to action, leading to increased firefighting on the back end and overworked associates.


  3. Engineer

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Lincolnton, NC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lincolnton, NC

    I worked at Timken (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, Nice people to work with and always helpful

    Cons

    Contract was cut short and business was beginning to slow down.


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  5. Poor management but great pay

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Complex Operator in Iron Station, NC
    Former Employee - Mechanical Complex Operator in Iron Station, NC

    I worked at Timken full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay, often work a rotating schedule

    Cons

    Horrible management, majority of coworkers are lazy, no accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of faking concern for your employees.


  6. Good exposure

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Timken

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get your feet wet.

    Cons

    Not as much to work on unless you're an engineering major.


  7. Production Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Timken full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very ethical company with good compensation packages and strong interest in growing and developing their people. Lots of employees spend their entire careers at Timken.

    Cons

    Almost all manufacturing locations are are in rural areas, so if you are looking to live next to a decent-size city and work for Timken, there are only a couple of locations that can offer that.

    Advice to Management

    Assign long-term corporate employees to spend several months working in a plant to understand how corporate resources can and should help the plants perform better.


  8. Unethical, dangerous and ridiculous schedule.

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    Current Employee - Electrician in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Electrician in Canton, OH

    I have been working at Timken full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Retirement and health care. This place treats you as a number, and if you don't kiss a whole lot of butt you will not get treated fairly.

    Cons

    Management, they care about themselves and they treat people like crap. There schedule is designed to kill you before you collect your retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Quit discriminating against your employees. Listen to the people who work in the areas instead of ignoring your unappreciated hourly turds.


  9. SBA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Timken

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good rotational program and networking opportunities

    Cons

    Not a fan of the location


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good ethical people. Leadership tone not so inspiring.

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in North Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Program Manager in North Canton, OH

    I have been working at Timken full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Ethical to the extreme. More dynamic and risk taking then we have been historically. A lot of "salt of the earth" good people.

    Cons

    Focused on the shortfalls; limited celebration of successes.

    Advice to Management

    Set a more positive and upbeat tone.


  11. Good Company

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    Former Employee - Invoice Coordinator in North Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Invoice Coordinator in North Canton, OH

    I worked at Timken (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity to grow professionally! Diverse group of people to work with

    Cons

    Hard to advance your career and get promoted.



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