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""Sinking ship" is true"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Free coffee and tea.
If you ever get promoted to director level, you may taste some good benefit at last but promotion rarely happens to right people.

Cons

Depends on what department you work in, but people in some departments are really miserably working - especially operation and quality. Working overtime and weekend becomes norm, but no rewards.
There are too many departments in this company. Too many unknown departments (and their team names are confusing), too many directors and too many managers. I'm sure many actual employees don't know what other departments are doing.
No matter what department you work in, short resource is always an issue. Company can't hire new people because of no budget. Good performers leave as soon as they find a better job. Farewell emails also become norm. Company can't afford hiring new ones, so existing ones (except managers/directors/executives) always suffer too much workload. Managers think anybody is replaceable so they don't treat you right here.
Obviously company is not doing well and doesn't seem to get any better (actually getting worse and worse every day).
"Quality First" is such a joke. Very dishonest to not only employees but also customers and consumers who actually drive cars."Sinking ship" is really true to this company.

Advice to Management

None. They won't change no matter what.

Other Employee Reviews for Takata

  1. "Upper management is unimpressive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee
    Former Employee - Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free parking.
    Free but really bad coffee.
    Free cheap tea.

    Cons

    All of the relatives of the upper management work for the company.
    Upper management would rather spend lots of money on unreliable printers than on the employees.
    Upper management would rather spend lots of money on renovating the main conference room over and over again than giving pay raises and bonuses to deserving employees.
    Upper management would rather hire cheap labor then spend lots of money on travels to fix quality issues.
    Upper management loves to spend lots of money on boondoggle trips.
    The FBI raided the office one time.
    There is little to no R&D/core. Most of the engineers in Core left.
    Only dummies work here.

    Advice to Management

    None. The management can't be rescued.


  2. "Avoid this sinking ship."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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