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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company

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

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

    Pros

    Pay. benefits. bonus. new and clean environment

    Cons

    Management does not recognize the value each employee adds

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get around the "average" employee more often. Listen to them and there concerns. See what they say. Make them feel like they matter somehow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    consistently strong company

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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 Timken full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company offers competitive pay and pretty good benefits. They also over educational reimbursement which is helpful for those who want career development.

    Cons

    very conservative workforce, lack of diversity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Career Timken associate - satisfied with the 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits. Challenging work. Opportunities to "make a difference". Very strong core values of ethics and integrity, quality, innovation, and independence.

    Cons

    Very demanding work pace. Tend to not replace attrition, and expect others to "pick up the slack". Tend to over-react to business cycles with excessive hiring in good times, then layoffs in down markets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider expanding work-life balance policies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    stable

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator/Setter in Gaffney, SC
    Current Employee - Machine Operator/Setter in Gaffney, SC

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

    Pros

    good benefits all about the customers and shareholders

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities for advancement pay wise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator/Setter in Altavista, VA
    Former Employee - Machine Operator/Setter in Altavista, VA

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

    Pros

    You are working on what you have learn

    Cons

    You have to be exact on your gazes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I like Timken keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fading Leader

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent people. Management tries very hard.

    Cons

    Devolving. Some plants are using machines so old (WWII) that they can no longer be repaired because there are no parts. Failure to keep assets upgraded and invest in infrastructure. Pay has stagnated, benefits, once excellent, have become mediocre in the last 4 years. No true investment in the future, simply the now. Very high stress, very demanding. Sink or swim culture. Too many lay offs. No longer viewed as the prime employer/partner once so highly regarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the Company's roots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A company deeply rooted in its core values and highly recognized as one of the top US 100 ethical companies.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Canton, OH

    I have been working at Timken full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    As an intern I learned a lot in a couple different corporate departments and the pay was awesome! Overall, had a really great experience in the summer internship program.
    Now as a full-time salaried associate, I receive a wonderul benefits package and some great perks because I am in sales.
    The company is a very good ethical place to work!
    The new headquarters building in North Canton, OH is outstanding! Much better than the older office buildings.

    Cons

    There are too many "policies" and legal hoops that have to be overcome in order to get some things done.
    Most projects tend to take much longer than originally estimated.
    The office environment does not promote collaboration. The office is VERY quiet and if it weren't for the low cubicle walls you wouldn't know anyone was there working.
    Many times, the excuse as to why things are not done differently is "We have always done it this way and it works." So no real interest (on average) of people trying to work "smarter not harder".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Enjoy my job

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

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

    Pros

    Enjoy working here. Good atmosphere. Enjoy helping others.

    Cons

    None at The moment .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Decent place to work with opportunity for growth.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, NH

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

    Pros

    Large company allows for relocation if willing to do so. Education reimbursement available.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs in Aerospace plant. Educational reimbursement capped at $21k for undergrad program and $36k for masters. Able to quickly hit ceiling if applying oneself. Seniority on the manufacturing floor predates actual Timken ownership - this causes animosity and lack of participation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See cons - fix them.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    worst 3 years of my life

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Water Blast Operator in Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Water Blast Operator in Canton, OH

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

    Pros

    big paycheck, excellant benefits, perks working a 4 turn, 7 days on, no time on the weekends for family

    Cons

    poor training, lack off supervision, supervisors and middle management, do anything to pass the blame on to the workers, machines break down constantly management on you constantly, have to be a maintenance man want machines running 24 seven

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upper management a joke always on you for more production

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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