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"From the Trenches"

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Takata

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Wasted years..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator in Moses Lake, WA
    Former Employee - Operator in Moses Lake, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a great experience learning how a manufacturing industry is operated. We were able to watch t.v on our breaks. That's about it for the pros.

    Cons

    Just a few....You must be very careful what you say to other co-workers, as most will inform superiors. Nobody looks out for one another, it's all about "how can I make myself look better by making someone else look bad?" Beauracracy plays a major role in this company. Management and supervisors will blme operators for their imcompetance. Soley because operators are viewed as inferior, and therefore are an easy target. Oh yeah, and you can forget about talking to HR. They are just as bad.

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't really matter because things won't change. Maybe, get away from the classical style of management. Introduce some new and creative changes/ideas. Remember, employee moral is very important. If there is no incentive for an operator to do a good job besides losing there job, then you will lose and have lost many valuable employees.


  2. "Incompetent unethical management seeking sycophants"

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

    Pros

    If you are incompetent, but good at ass kissing this is the place for you. Any type of merit based performance or review is completely unknown to management at Takata. Good politicians will do well.

    Cons

    Management is incompetent and unethical. Completely. No exceptions. They all sport advanced degrees from mail order places like Kennedy Western University (credit for "life experience"). They willingly fabricate or change data (test results, etc.) to hide problems with airbag products.

    High turnover as competent engineers leave as soon as they are able.

    Senior management lacks the necessary skills to understand and make intelligent product decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Layoff for two weeks then quit for good.


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