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"Avoid this sinking ship."

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Former Employee - Product Engineer
Former Employee - Product Engineer
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Takata full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

There is free food in the break room sometimes.

Cons

Upper management is out of touch.
Pay is low. The company cannot compete.
The good engineers leave the company quickly. Farewell emails are constant. Every week, there is at least one (or two) engineer who leaves.
Only the junky ones stay. The caliber of the engineers is very low overall.
Even the interns and co-ops do not want to work here. Almost all do not return. They make the wage of a Wal-Mart employee.

Advice to Management

Invest in your employees by paying them at least at the average industry level so you can reap dividends later. Cut the bureaucracy and reduce the amount of paperwork/grunt work for your engineers. Don't ignore the low morale and job dissatisfaction of your employees. Focus on innovation, technology, actual design work. Else, just a matter of time that you will go under.

Takata Response

Feb 22, 2016 – Sr. HR Manager

FYI - Many of these reviews were written by the same disgruntled ex-employee. He was terminated for cause, and is choosing glassdoor.com as his venting 'portal.' He has admitted to current employees... More

Other Employee Reviews for Takata

  1. "Basic review of employer in NC"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Purchasing in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - General Purchasing in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Takata full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great employer to work for

    Cons

    Mixed direction(s)/leadership from management and supervisors

    Advice to Management

    Communicate in one clear voice


  2. "Great experience out of college but long hours and low pay"

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience in fast-paced design and test engineering- once you have worked here you will be well prepared and qualified for other engineering positions.
    Great benefits and 401k plan.
    Generally fun work environment, depending on group.

    Cons

    Salary far below industry standards.
    Personal life takes a back seat to the job. Long hours and much travel required depending on who you work for.
    Management refuses to recognize talent in performance reviews or compensation.
    Takes several years to earn any extra vacation.

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