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"Good company"

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Former Employee - Administrative
Former Employee - Administrative
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Timken full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great people, great benefits, good pay

Cons

reductions in workforce occur regularly; callbacks are usually done but length of layoff is undeterminable

Other Employee Reviews for Timken

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Culture of Authoritarianism that replaces Innovation with Group-think"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Sales Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Security in position, at times to a flaw. Demographically, there is significant opportunity due to upcoming retirements of older generation, which stems from lack of consistent talent management to prevent large gaps and knowledge loss. When it comes to Canton Ohio, I suppose a decent place to work. If you are a college recruit reading this, and are even thinking about joining the company and are not 100% certain you wish to live in Canton Ohio in the future, THINK ABOUT THIS long and hard before you accept your offer.

    Cons

    Culture which is so busy patting itself on the back for recent slow change it fails to realize that the real future challenges call for dynamic and innovative ideas. With retirements, unfortunately a (small) number of inept managers are being promoted to lead teams, but with little to no training, and often because they kept their head down, never challenged or question direction from above even if obviously flawed (in certain instances). But, there are others who have great potential to be leaders - Timken just needs a better system to get the right people in those positions consistently!

    Organization has a major issue with labeling those who leave the company, but are high performers, as 'they had a problem', or 'clearly it was not something wrong with Timken that drove them away'. This kind of asinine thinking is what happens when you recruit most of you managers from a 50 mile radius of the corporate headquarters in Canton, Ohio. Perhaps you can stem the revenue stagnation analysts criticize Timken for by challenging the status quo. I can only hope as a current employee that the leaders of the organization do this so the stock won't get hammered in the event we struggle to hit our lofty long term future growth projections reported to Wall St.

    Inappropriate management of incentives and allowance of old school culture to persist breed arrogance, perhaps unwarranted. If there is one thing that could bring down this company, it will be the allowance of people cheering for strategic market moves, forgetting that humility must be involved to some degree to capture and break into new markets to continue needed growth paths.

    Advice to Management

    Growth is imperative. But how can a layer of managers with little understanding of the growth markets and products break from their biases to the old familiar bearings that they grew up with? The organization continues to reward those dealing with large traditional customers, leaving those with growth areas to struggle with little support or recognition. This must be reversed at the very core of the culture and systems - it is very easy to say go grow XYZ product, but without the proper support those attempting to do so will only find 10 different managers asking for updates, not lending true support. I sincerely hope someone reads this in management, as their is such potential for change if you get your mid levels of the organization to be dynamic leaders.


  2. "Timken"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    stable company
    not too automotive oriented
    good benifits
    good time off
    manufacturing facilities all over
    willing to make decisions to survive

    Cons

    only seems to be concerned with one product and that is tapered roller bearings. If you do not support that product line, there is a good chance your product line will be eliminated.

    Advice to Management

    please stop keeping people in the dark with what is going on. People need to be aware of possible layoffs. The rumore mill gets old fast. Not enough communication at the plant level.


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