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Takata Reviews

Updated April 20, 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)

  • Close to home, decent salary, some fellow employees are nice to work with (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • No leadership from upper management (in 7 reviews)

  • 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)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Exceptional Senior Management Support"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Director in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Takata allows employees the flexibility to accomplish their work and balance their personal lives. Takata always listens to their employees and accomodates them as best they can.

    Cons

    Workload is always heavy and continuous. Optimize staffing and sharing of resources to ensure customer deliverables are met.

    Advice to Management

    Select key employees within the organziation to replace and backfil executive management turnover.


  2. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Manager in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn, to develop a good professional career, office culture is excellent, corporate culture is good, since it is a big company you get to collaborate with a lot of people from different parts of the world which helps you to develop and increase your knowledge, and high job security.

    Cons

    Compensations in Mexico are very low compared to other similar companies in the area, salary raises are very limited and HR department is very limited too.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a better way to compensate employees, and improve HR practices with employees.


  3. "Materials Senior Planner"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Materials Senior Planner in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Materials Senior Planner in Tokyo (Japan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Takata full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great place to learn

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic management regarding relocation processes

    Advice to Management

    No comments


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  5. "Head Marketing"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head - Business Development in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Head - Business Development in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Long distance from city and 6days/week work

    Advice to Management

    Please try for 5 days /week work pattern


  6. "Takata"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Quality Engineer in Arad (Romania)
    Current Employee - Customer Quality Engineer in Arad (Romania)

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

    Pros

    It`s great to work in quality, it is satisfying to work with safety systems.

    Cons

    Salaries are not the best in this region.


  7. "Arbeitsumgebung"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Die Leute sind ehrlich. Bessere Arbeitskultur.

    Cons

    Die Terminabwicklung ist sehr langsam.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Wow...some people are hard to please"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Great feeling that I am saving lives by making safety restraints. I feel I am well compensated, although healthcare costs keep going up. good 401(k) match, auto discounts, flexible work hours, etc...

    Cons

    Long hours when launching a new product. Travel to Mexico sometimes needed.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more


  9. "Good Place to Work; Great People"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment with great people. Organization is structured into teams, and you know when you get into a good one. The work is rewarding. Career growth opportunities are available.

    Cons

    Demanding work in the automotive industry. Long hours, tight deadlines, and navigating through corporate layers is challenging. As a Japanese company, communication with corporate entities across an ocean with a 13 hour time different can be a headache.

    Advice to Management

    Focus energy on product quality and R&D.


  10. "Good place to work, growing business, changes being made for the better."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    i like the new customer structure. i think it helps focus the teams better. a lot of changes happening that are making the place better.

    Cons

    the workload is high as there are many programs and people are not being hired fast enough. the organization is still changing after a year.

    Advice to Management

    communicate more frequently and more openly


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Good Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with experienced professionals that are willing to offer insight and knowledge to other employees. Opportunity to expand current job role.

    Cons

    The company struggles with organizational and global development. Unclear processes or explanations.

    Advice to Management

    Give clear explanations and expectations. Show company support for all programs, areas, and products. Follow through.


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