Timken Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Not the best, not the worst.

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

    I have been working at Timken

    Pros

    Good career advancement opportunities if you work hard.

    Cons

    Company values are preached but not followed. Personnel are terrible in some locations but wonderful in others. Luck of the draw in terms of people and talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Solid, ethical manufacturing company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Intelligence Specialist in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Strategic Intelligence Specialist in Canton, OH

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

    Pros

    Financially stable company who invests a lot in the local community and who is known for brand quality. Hard work is rewarded.

    Cons

    Old-school management style; extremely conservative culture; recent activist investor actions have shaped company strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace change and adapt with the times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 20 years solid, but declining since 2009

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate, Salary in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Corporate, Salary in Canton, OH

    I have been working at Timken full-time

    Pros

    Lots of great people committed to making the company successful.

    Cons

    Leadership that mostly cares about themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage employees, they want to contribute if you allow it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Given lots of responsibility and opportunities to learn new skills.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - IT Intern in Canton, OH
    Current Intern - IT Intern in Canton, OH

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

    Pros

    The reputation Timken has from the outside is exactly what you will find on the inside. Ethics is number one here.

    Cons

    The recent company split may make the next few years a confusing time to be at Timken.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Once a great company

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    Current Contractor - IT Tech in Canton, OH
    Current Contractor - IT Tech in Canton, OH

    I have been working at Timken as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Long history, most employees take pride in their jobs, well regarded in the marketplace.

    Cons

    Old buddy system, limited career opportunities, high contractor to employee ratio, permatemps common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the company together and acquire talent instead of renting it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Plant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Clean and safety place to work

    Cons

    no cost of living raise

  8. Great opportunity and a great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, OH

    I have been working at Timken full-time

    Pros

    Great company with a lot of new capital investments and lots of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    The company's success is not reflected in its share price.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Not Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Timken full-time

    Pros

    Job stability and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Not very progressive and little opportunites to grow if you don't work at the corporate head quarters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    It paid the bills for a time

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Timken full-time

    Pros

    Pay and compensation was OK.

    Cons

    Brutal working conditions. No air conditioning in the warehouse because "those guys don't matter". Constantly threatened to be fired and then finally got laid off, rehired and laid off again. This company didn't personify the "we are all family" environment that Timken said it valued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. A job were people work as a team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Metallographer in Canton, OH
    Former Contractor - Metallographer in Canton, OH

    I worked at Timken as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone worked as a team. Best job, the way a job should be, when you look forward to getting up and going to work everyday.

    Cons

    Massive layoff, which was a sign of the times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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