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KOYO BEARINGS USA Reviews

Updated March 13, 2019
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  1. "Great place to work for the area"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KOYO BEARINGS USA full-time

    Pros

    Company encourages growth of it's employees through on the job training.

    Cons

    Past jobs have been awarded to people not qualified for the position.


  2. "Race Privilege"

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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Blythewood, SC
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Blythewood, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KOYO BEARINGS USA part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a great place to work at the time

    Cons

    Out in the open buddy system. Caucasian walk around with Make America Great Again hats in a Japanese own company. Only favorites get a raise. All besties are in a supervisor position. Your problem is your problem and not the company

    Advice to Management

    Run your company with in policy and state laws. Diversity should be express inside from management

  3. "Walhalla, SC Plant"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Walhalla, SC
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Walhalla, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at KOYO BEARINGS USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many paid holidays where plant shuts down
    Very competitive pay and vacation day system
    Quick hire-on (depending upon department)
    Excellent safety protocols in place. Very safe workplace.

    Cons

    Incompetent leadership
    Extremely unreasonable, excessive amount of overtime
    Lack of initiative to address employee complaints

    Advice to Management

    rearrange leaders or hire new ones
    Reduce overtime
    Take employee concerns seriously
    Try harder to retain your employees when they come to you with concerns that they will eventually leave the company over.


  4. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at KOYO BEARINGS USA full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay for the area

    Cons

    Work environment can be an issue


  5. "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KOYO BEARINGS USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good place to start a career. Highly values employees especially in tough times, unlike other large companies that are displacing good talent. Has become more flexible to our younger workforce and needs. Very supportive of outside work activities and family oriented for those with children. Team members help each other for the greater good rather than compete against each other behind closed doors.

    Cons

    Vacation time is fairly limited compared to other unlimited organizations that let employees professionally manage their time away. Pay is average for location.

    Advice to Management

    Help inform employees with tools for promotions and give more freedom/responsibility to team members.


  6. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Blythewood, SC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Blythewood, SC
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KOYO BEARINGS USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ability to support operators and technicians on the production floors.

    Cons

    The difficulty in receiving a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to keep the customers and employees first, then everything will take care of itself.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at KOYO BEARINGS USA full-time

    Pros

    The company is making more of an effort to develop their employees and welcome their feedback. Managers care about the people in their department on a personal and professional level. Customers are generally friendly and pleasant to work with. Performance based raises and bonuses are available.

    Cons

    You may have to work with people in your department who are not all held to the same standard of work. Some departments have been moved to non-exempt status, so are not eligible for as big of a bonus as before, or bonus structure is changed so that it is in smaller increments.

  8. "team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in West Union, SC
    Current Employee - Team Leader in West Union, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KOYO BEARINGS USA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great place to work clean

    Cons

    Family is in every department

    Advice to Management

    Less family work together


  9. "Competitive pay but no growth/development"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KOYO BEARINGS USA full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good benefits, a good place to start out and gain industry experience. Work place environment is good although some small teams suffer from cancerous negativity that has been spreading lately. Much mote opportunities for growth and development on the new design/product side versus the manufacturing/production side of the business.

    Cons

    Perspective from production Engimeering side of business:
    Company suffers from stagnation especially with management. Production side of the business has almost no growth opportunities and management doesn't have any plan for developing their employees. Promotions are not even in the picture again as there are no employee development plans and management cannot even answer what skills/performance measureables/accomplishments are necessary to get to the next level. Entry level, senior and specialists all perform the same tasks and responsibilities so don't expect to get a bump to the next level when you are already performing the functions of the next level at a lower pay grade.

    Advice to Management

    For production side of business:
    Come up with a development and growth plan for production engineering side of the business. Send managers to training on management and especially leadership skills. Get rid of stagnant managers who have no plans and just want their employees to put in their work and spend their careers as self managed on autopilot without any ambitions to grow and develop


  10. "Engineering intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Telford, TN
    Former Employee - Intern in Telford, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KOYO BEARINGS USA part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Koyo has a friendly staff and follows a strict safety program. The company has a friendly team manager and provides events to help make the employees more of a team.

    Cons

    The hours can be and the automation process makes the work routine and semi-predictable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.