Timken

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Timken Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
134 Reviews
3.7
134 Reviews
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Timken President, CEO, and Director James W. Griffith
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Review Highlights

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
  • Middle management leads by threats, intimidation, and filthy language (in 5 reviews)

  • Not sure if upper management will ever come out of glass bubble and recognize all employees are part of the same team (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Timken

    Pros

    Great Company and good people

    Cons

    none none and none none

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Intern Program!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in North Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in North Canton, OH

    I worked at Timken as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    To sum it all up in a broad perspective, they do basically everything right for an internship program:
    -Extremely nice and affordable housing arrangements
    -Social events organized and budgeted (including Indians game)
    -Workshops for career growth (resume workshop, interviewing workshop, executive panels, etc.)
    -First dibs at interviewing for entry-level rotational development programs (Finance, Sales Engineering, etc.)

    Cons

    -North Canton is a nice suburb, but not for everyone
    -Depending on your manager you may or may not have a lot of work assigned to you, you really have to be a go-getter and find work to do if you want to get the most of the experience, projects may have timelines which are far in the future, so difficult to say you created value or have solid deliverables by the end of the internship
    -It's not as easy to get hired full-time as many other companies as an intern. In my opinion, they have a disproportionately large number of interns compared to total number of employees, and thus getting a full time offer after an internship is far from guaranteed, even for the most productive and hard working interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Make sure interns are assigned projects which can be completed in a summer's time
    -Make it easier for interns to be given offers for full-time employment, even if they don't get a rotational development program

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    TimkenSteel Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Intern in Canton, OH

    I worked at Timken as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was here working the summer of the Timken Company/TImkenSteel split. TimkenSteel made sure that their employees were prepared for the split and were well aware of the changes that would occur. The management was supportive and really wanted both me and the company to benefit from my employment with them. They were accommodating to my personal goals as an employee when I wanted to complete a Six Sigma certification project during my time there.

    Cons

    I didn't have many issues. The split caused a few minor problems but were temporary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    The job I measure everything else against

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality in Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Quality in Canton, OH

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

    Pros

    Well ran. Advanced processes for people, products and equipment. Business leaders always looking at new markets and technologies. Great employee relations, recognition and communication programs.

    Cons

    None. During my 5 yrs at Timken I have almost nothing bad to say about the experience. Great culture, nice facilities, treated employees very well. Felt like a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you have been doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Stable employer with many lateral growth opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Canton, OH

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits in a large organization with a cooperative work environment.

    Cons

    Consistent reductions in the workforce with expectation of higher output. Unwilling to implement changes due to lack of reward to risk takers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Full of diverse Knowledge, excellent place to learn

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

    I worked at Timken

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great work environment.

    Cons

    Traffic is terrible, some travel required

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great learning experience. Extremely hands-on.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Timken as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The opportunities for personal improvement are endless. You get work that is very hands-on and may impact the company in a great way.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Intern Program

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

    I worked at Timken as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Loved the atmosphere and all the seminars they had for us. Really treated college students as an equal. Took us to an Indians game and did community service but made it a good time. Didn't have to run and get coffee. Valuable work experience.

    Cons

    Sometimes, didn't have enough work to do. Need to trust interns a little more with workload and allow us to show our full potential.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A challenging and learning experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality in Union, SC
    Current Employee - Quality in Union, SC

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

    Pros

    Friendly employees and the management maintains a professional atmosphere while making you feel as you belong there.

    Cons

    Advancement is limited because of younger people holding jobs longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never forget Timken's core values.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I am 3rd generation in my family to work for Timken

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

    I have been working at Timken

    Pros

    Decent wages, stable company compared to other competitors in this business

    Cons

    Work schedule takes a lot away from family. The company has lost touch with family values

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a better relationship with your employees listen to what they have to say. Use there knowledge and experience to build a better business they know the job better than you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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