Timken Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Average

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Timken full-time

    Pros

    Large Company with opportunity to learn
    Positive influence in community

    Cons

    Old management and culture
    Outdated systems
    No teamwork


  2. We are not Japanese

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Rutherfordton, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Rutherfordton, NC

    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

    Not much to say positive

    Cons

    Lean has cut to the bone timken is focused on cash retention

    Advice to Management

    Quit the madness


  3. Really bad management and supervision

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering in Pulaski, TN
    Former Employee - Engineering in Pulaski, TN

    I worked 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

    If you kiss up to management you will move up. If you can live with yourself. Corporate leadership is just as bad.

    Cons

    Plant management could not find their way out of a wet paper bag. They really have no idea what to do or how to do it. All they do is point fingers at everybody else.

    Advice to Management

    Get a job at a burger joint that is all your qualified to do anyway.


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  5. poor supervision

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

    I worked at Timken (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    none the supervisors are poor in most areas
    a good supervisor does not last long
    one told the workers that she was told on hire in that the workers were like animals and should be treated as such

    Cons

    supervisors rule through threats of firing and most have no idea what the people on the floor actually do in the plant as far as the jobs

    Advice to Management

    learn to do the job before telling an employee "the book says that you do not know how to run your machine"


  6. Helpful (2)

    Administration

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

    I have been working at Timken full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Large organization, great people, competitive pay, generous bonus, 11 holidays!

    Cons

    Heavy workload, new CEO's direction is not solid

    Advice to Management

    You cannot grow by cutting people. You can't believe that top performers being dumped on will stay. You are allowing a lot of great institutional knowledge walk out the door because you being piling all the work on them is okay.


  7. Many good opportunities presented

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Value Stream Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Value Stream Manager in Charlotte, NC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Secure, long standing company. A lot of opportunity for career growth if you're willing to change geographic locations. New management team focused on growing the company.

    Cons

    Measures of performance too subjective. Many good positions being filled by newly recruited college graduates instead of experienced, dedicated employees.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Was a good place to work

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

    I worked at Timken

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

    Pros

    The pay was market driven.

    Cons

    Too much change in last 5 -10 years
    Not enough knowledgeable associates


  9. Engineering Intern summer 2013

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Great pay, even better coworkers

    Cons

    Company is reactive rather than proactive


  10. Good company with plants in bad areas

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

    I worked at Timken full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great bonus system
    Great benefits
    Good organizational development structure

    Cons

    Long meetings about every minute decision
    Potential for layoffs


  11. Mechanical Maintainer- Canton , Ohio

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

    I worked at Timken

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Pay , Nice people,

    Cons

    Shift work, work all holidays



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