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Takata Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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Pros
  • If nothing else, it's a great place to work for a year to understand how a business should *not* be run (in 5 reviews)

  • There are a lot of great people there that really strive to achieve the vision of the late Juridico Takada (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • The employees working the assembly line across the board don't get to have a normal family/work life balance creating a huge drop in moral (in 4 reviews)

  • Huge corporate bureaucracy and high turnover (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "worked at Takata for 28 years"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Management in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Takata full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    could be in a department that appreciates the work you do

    Cons

    Management has their favorites, possibly pay women lower wages and they over look some hard working employees

    Takata Response

    Apr 11, 2017 – Sr. HR Manager

    I'm sorry you feel this way. While I don't know what "Management in Detroit" position you occupy (Takata does not have a facility in Detroit), I can assure you that we follow all applicable laws... More


  2. "Lead inventory clerk"

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    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Del Rio, TX
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Del Rio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Takata full-time

    Pros

    Overtime rate at time and a half . Working 58 hours a week...!!!

    Cons

    No structure, no structure

    Advice to Management

    Put foot down harder , employees getting away with crazy hours doing nothing...

  3. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Takata full-time

    Pros

    Good people for the most part

    Cons

    Being a tier one automotive suppplier


  4. "Good place to work in S. Florida"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Takata (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits. HR is very responsive. Supervisor is a good manager.

    Cons

    Lack of communication on potential sale of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with employees.


  5. "Great work envrionment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Takata full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Not enough vacation time for someone with a family


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's difficult to find them right now.

    Cons

    The bare minimum is what's executed on by 90% of employees. The 10% that strive for goals are not supported by Management. There is a culture of "this is how we've always done it".

    Current issues related to company's future.


  7. "algorithm engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    lots of opportunities to work on different things; engineers are nice

    Cons

    suffer a huge effect from airbag issue. No money to invest on new ideas and projects; management is aggressive; need to work extra hours and no work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    be friendly to employees

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Things are changing for the better. Yes we are going through a tough spot but Takata remains dedicated to the core value of saving lives. We have new people starting and some good managers taking the lead. Finally great changes are happening and it's exciting to be a part of it.

    Cons

    Current media coverage, negativity, and older habits and cultural changes are tough to work through. We also need strong training for new engineers that is currently a mentor system.

    Advice to Management

    Keep us updated and motivated


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Enjoyable, but frusterating."

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Armada, MI
    Current Employee - Specialist in Armada, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Takata full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's very casual and laid back at the Armada facility. I enjoy the freedom to work without being micromanaged. It is also a very flexible schedule for those with families.

    Cons

    Directors and vice presidents are indecisive and lack the vision to lead Takata through troubling times. They are unable to view the big picture and only focus on the short term.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking at the trees and acknowledge the damn forest that's on fire. Takata could be a great company if the leadership at the top changed.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Takata full-time

    Pros

    Location. People. Reasonable compensation package.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Too political. Lack of professionalism. Too many unnecessary managers, directors and VPs and not enough people to actually do the job. It is virtually impossible to imagine how this company will survive the current situation with such incompetent group of leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Make changes. STOP promoting the same people over and over and expecting different results.

    Takata Response

    Feb 26, 2016 – Sr. HR Manager

    Thank you for the advice. If you have further constructive criticism, please remember our "Open Door Policy" whereby you may speak with any member of management at any time.


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