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"Management Doesn't Care"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

People are generally nice to work with. Very young crowd.

Cons

Management and HR are blind to the obvious and blame eachother for not being able to do more for employees. Employees are severely overworked, underpaid and leaving at a rapid rate.

If employees ask for help or state that they have too much work, or are not fairly compensated, they are told not to complain. Management has the mentality "if you don't like it, you can leave--you are replaceable".

Management doesn't ask for or employee feedback. If provided with concerns they act afraid to seek approval from upper management to ask for more staff or properly reward good employees and therefore spit out rampant excuses as to why nothing can be done.

The bottom line is Engineers and customers are suffering.
Since employee costs are down due to the many recent departures, and training of new hires falls on existing engineers, management is literally unaffected by the major issues at this place so they easily turn a blind eye and let their teams hold the bag.

This situation promotes the other main problem at Takata: Inadequate Management.
Since the team is left holding the bag, they take care of the issues and deal with the painful workload so in many cases management is not involved and doesnt know what is going on. This makes them less beneficial to their team and essentially useless. There are many management people at Takata that take pride in doing as little as possible by "delegating to their team". These people are cowards that don't have the skills to do the job they need to do.

Advice to Management

Stop ignoring your employees. They are your most valuable resources and are vital to the longevity of the company.
Stop promoting people that arent capable of benefitting the company and the teams they work with.
If you don't start changing your ways, your competition will take your best people and kick your ass.

Other Employee Reviews for Takata

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Where are the workers?"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people that truly care about their job performance and the overall impact they have on the company.
    401k match.

    Cons

    Employee morale is extremely low.

    Too many chiefs and not enough indians... There are managers working for Senior managers working for directors working for Senior directors in many departments...Yes. Really.

    Workload is always large with zero downtime. Many employees are forced to work on multiple programs dealing with multiple customers. Overtime becomes inevitable in order to stay a float. Many employees say they are stressed out and do not have a good work-life balance. Every department needs more people.

    Merit system for raises is level and does not reward top performers any better than poor performers.
    Top performers leave for better opportunity. In many cases, workers that leave aren't replaced, so the work falls on other overburdened workers.....and they eventually leave....and the cycle continues....

    Compensation (pay and vacation) is MUCH less than industry standards. It takes 10+ years to attain 3 weeks of vacation.

    Advice to Management

    If you aren't actively correcting the problems, you are cultivating their existence. Period.
    Did you ever see the management rowing race powerpoint? Google it.


  2. "From the Trenches"

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

    Pros

    -they provide a paycheck that covers the mortgage
    -company match on 401k
    -somewhat loose work environment

    Cons

    -Lack of sound technical direction and vision
    -Biased treatment of employees
    -No where to go (career wise)
    -Job security is questionable... would not be surprised if the place closed due to lack of output

    Advice to Management

    Hire leaders who have the knowledge, experience and vision to provide you with technically competent support and guidance, along with the confidence and guts to tell you like it is and give it to you straight.


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