JTEKT Reviews | Glassdoor

JTEKT Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
17 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

2.7
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Motohiko Yokoyama
7 Ratings

17 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

  1. "JTEKT Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JTEKT full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, reasonable hours

    Cons

    Very slow to get anything done in the company


  2. "Not all its cracked up to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Orangeburg, SC
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Orangeburg, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JTEKT (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay with many opportunities for learning. Great benefits including 401k, profits sharing, health, vision, and dental.

    Cons

    Management is very sneaky and caters to their own agendas versus what is best for the company. They disregard the opinion and knowledge based ideas of employees for improvement and production.

    Advice to Management

    Get better management or employees will continue to leave to seek better opportunities elsewhere.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Only a number"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vonore, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vonore, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JTEKT full-time

    Pros

    Steady paycheck. Ok benefits and there are a few good folks left. That number is getting smaller every month though.

    Cons

    They don't call it slave-tekt for nothing. JTEKT needs to hire leaders for upper management. They seem to think that a manager is going to fix the problems. The problem is that the "managers" they are hiring can't lead their way out of anything. They are disrespectful and will not listen to those that truly care. Therefore those that did care are leaving weekly.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of those who take care of the company and fire the dumbasses who don't.


  4. "Do not apply"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JTEKT full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary is competitive, bonus is above average

    Cons

    Lack of direction and challenging assignments, Horrible management (steering division), high turnover for electrical engineers in steering, HR and upper management do not care, and company does not value team work. Moreover, I would not recommend a female engineer working at a US branch of a Japanese company directly under a Japanese manager, especially in a specialized area; this may extend to all Americans. The assumption is you don't understand technology, you need a lot of hand holding for years before you can go at it alone, and you're unmotivated.

    Advice to Management

    Experienced job seekers often move to a new company for a great challenging opportunity and growth; not to have their creativity constrained and to be instructed by a condescending manager. Every employee should be respected as a team member instead of being made to feel like an outsider.


  5. "Walhalla is happening!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leadership in Walhalla, SC
    Current Employee - Leadership in Walhalla, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JTEKT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team work, great leadership, challenging work, all employees encouraged to participate, processes getting better every day, promotional opportunities, shop floor based management system, process focused.

    Cons

    Plenty of growth, challenging schedules, older products and processes are not very repeatable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep everyone involved, challenge Supervisors and Team Leaders, make new products better


  6. "You break your neck and get treated like scum"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good money and insurance stable work

    Cons

    Sorry lazy people are treated better than hard working employees

    Advice to Management

    They are spineless


  7. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Grest benefits and good people to work with

    Cons

    Long hours might be difficult at first, but you get compensated well

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Work Enviroment"

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

    Pros

    Great pay with excellent health and dental benefits. On site clinic was a major contributing factor for most people working there.

    Cons

    Some area works long hours every day.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management.


  9. "JTEKT Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of employee turnover makes for fast moves up the ladder

    Cons

    lost several benefits over the past few years. Does not set us apart from the other employers.


  10. "Robotic Micromanagement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bawal (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bawal (Indonesia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There was nothing good about this organisation other than the transportation vehicle.

    Cons

    No learning experience, extremely poor middle level management and ill treatment by the senior employees, absolute micromanagement.

    Advice to Management

    Humans are not to be treated like machines please rectify this discrepancy and improve the middle management order.


Showing 17 of 18 reviews
Reset Filters