Timken Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Really bad management and supervision

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Pulaski, TN
    Former Employee - Engineering in Pulaski, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Timken full-time (More than 10 years)

    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.


  2. We are not Japanese

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Rutherfordton, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Rutherfordton, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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. poor supervision

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Timken (More than 10 years)

    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"


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Administration

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    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.


  6. Many good opportunities presented

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Value Stream Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Value Stream Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Was a good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Salaried in Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Salaried in Canton, OH
    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


  8. Engineering Intern summer 2013

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, even better coworkers

    Cons

    Company is reactive rather than proactive


  9. Good company with plants in bad areas

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great bonus system Great benefits Good organizational development structure

    Cons

    Long meetings about every minute decision Potential for layoffs


  10. Mechanical Maintainer- Canton , Ohio

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Maintainer - Canton Ohio in Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Mechanical Maintainer - Canton Ohio in Canton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Pay , Nice people,

    Cons

    Shift work, work all holidays


  11. Helpful (1)

    Challenging. Keep your head down and make sure the right people like you.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    When the oil indusrty is right, work is stable.

    Cons

    Very disorganized. Ever changing policy and procedures makes for confusion. Little to no accountability for indirect personnel.



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