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THK America Reviews

Updated April 3, 2017
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  1. "It's nice."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Hebron, OH
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Hebron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits nice people and opportunities to work your way up.

    Cons

    Have to go through a temp service, take work keys test to get hired on and before you can get a raise have to take a Mssc test.

    Advice to Management

    Give raises based on work being done not about a test being complete


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Company does not care about employees"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at THK America full-time

    Pros

    Employees try their best with what is given. Software tools are slowly starting to change but not much better.

    Cons

    Poor, old fashioned Japanese style management, moral is poor. Benefits are not very competitive, especially health care. Turnover is huge, many of their employees are hired just out of college and don't know better.

  3. "Ok Company if close to retiring."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planning in Hebron, OH
    Current Employee - Planning in Hebron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at THK America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Have a good Plant Manager now. He cares but am scared they will not empower him to make the changes that need to happen. I hope THK understands that he is the key to change.

    Cons

    Still a few dead weight Manager's that do nothing, low skill set and just want to get the day done with no waves and collect paycheck. Some Japanese Managers are left trying to do all the work with little support.

    Advice to Management

    Clean out the old dead weight Manager's that were brought in from old Plant Manager.
    Look at what each Department Manager does and quite hiding the weak ones and promote the people that care about THK.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Management values their product, not their people."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    THK has the best quality linear products in the world. The company is stable because of this and because these products service all industries (automotive, medical, semi-con, housing, etc.). The company will always have a nitch business.

    Cons

    President has no clue how to reduce low employee morale and high turnover. Sales is his only focus. He is losing many good employees because he doesn't improve salaries and benefits. Salaries and benefits have not improved in 10 years.

    Advice to Management

    Take surveys of the employees and listen to what they have to say in regard to their needs. Making them happy will increase your sales.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great Product Poor leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - District Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The product is unparalleled in quality and design. Customers are extremely loyal and if you can handle the micro management it might be the right fit for you

    Cons

    THK has horrible management system including oppressive reporting, micro managers, and management by intimidation.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs to vote out Teramachi and make a fresh start his ego is kiling the company


  6. "Engineers Opinion"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at THK America full-time

    Pros

    Very reliable employment, Company is very stable and does not lay off employees often. Don't really fear for my job. Job allows me to meet many people and many companies relating to many different industries

    Cons

    Often is VERY difficult to work with management... Can make it feel very counterproductive to sell anything.


  7. "Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at THK America full-time

    Pros

    good people, Friendly environment, good opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Management sucks, there is no room to grow for non-Japanese

  8. "Schedular Translator"

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

    I worked at THK America full-time

    Pros

    Friendly working enviroment, Japanese co-workers are upbeat and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Poor management. Insular culture, strong divide between American and Japanese workers.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on updating use of technology and fostering stronger communication between different department.s


  9. "Good stable company with leading products."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stability and benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Slow in decision making and turn around time on simple things such as quotes for customers was poor.

    Advice to Management

    enable your leaders.


  10. "World-class technology, product quality, and solid engineering support."

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

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

    Pros

    The company enjoys a well-earned reputation as the world quality leader in linear motion technology. It's rare that an apology is ever needed in regards to perfomance or quality. An extraordinarily broad product line, adaptable to virtually any application, regardless of complexity or precision.

    Cons

    Very little room for autonomy at any level. Managment culture is extremely untrusting. Internal IT systems and CRM are antiquated and incredibly cumbersome and time consuming.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen the reigns and watch your people flourish and grow. Take some chances!


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