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Takata Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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Pros
  • There are a lot of great people there that really strive to achieve the vision of the late Juridico Takada (in 4 reviews)

  • Great feeling that I am saving lives by making safety restraints (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 (1)

    "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Employees are hard working and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Management. Communication is horrible.

    Takata Response

    Apr 11, 2017 – Sr. HR Manager

    Thank you for the feedback. As with any large organization, internal communication is always a challenge. Takata has recently improved upon many of our internal communication pipelines. For North... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible company"

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    Former Employee - Inflators Engineer in Armada, MI
    Former Employee - Inflators Engineer in Armada, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Peers (most of whom have moved on) were mostly decent engineers trying to make the most of a terrible situation.

    Cons

    Toxic environment, high turnover. Unethical management.

    Advice to Management

    Put this company out of its misery. 14 preventable deaths attributed to your inflators so far- you don't deserve to continue in this business.

  3. "algorithm engineer"

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    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


  4. "operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, three different shifts to choose from

    Cons

    working a large number of days before having a day or two off. Not good for health and personal reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Don't deny an employee's time off and penalize them for wanting to be with their family and friends.


  5. "simple review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moses Lake, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moses Lake, WA

    I worked at Takata (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the pay was decent and was bi-weekly

    Cons

    i don't really like to get paid bi-weekly


  6. "Niether hit or miss"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Current management was hard workign and accommodating. They seem to be in a phase of trying to hire and staff up so there are plenty of opportunities.

    Cons

    They spread current employees too thin. Seems like for every person there are three or four specific duties that usually encompass a person to dedicate their time too.


  7. 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

  8. "OK !"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Takata full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    its and ok place to work
    people moving in and out will provide oppurtunity for growth. But work can ger hectic sometimes

    Cons

    Work can ger hectic sometimes based on the resources.
    Culture is a little differnet than what i have seen in other US companies

    Advice to Management

    more felxibility for employees


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Many Great Memories, unfortunate turn of events"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Takata (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Throughout my career I had may opportunities, from traveling the world, becoming knowledgeable in an advance product (one that only few Automotive Engineers understand) and to interfacing with various customers. Automotive safety is very interesting, the whole event happens with in a blink of an eye, yet a tremendous amount of data can be taken and analyzed within that event. I had to opportunity to advance my career without being "part of the select few" as some other ratings have stated. There are a lot of great people there that really strive to achieve the vision of the late Juridico Takada. - Best of luck

    Cons

    It is unfortunate that a small division of the company has affected the thousands of people working there.
    The management team is very top heavy, too many Vice Presidents and Directors. At times this has made it difficult to get definitive direction. ie.. Global designs and guidelines.

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate the management staff, provide more information regarding the recall, to employees and the public.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Technician"

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

    I worked at Takata full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Unfortunate there aren't very many pros of working with this company. Only shinning star is that there are Lots of well educated employees.

    Cons

    Directors and VPs grow on trees and normally are connected to someone. The same people who have put the company in a bad position are the people who were appointed to get them out, causing questions and concerns from many of the employees. It's sad when it becomes the norm to hear breaking news about your company from the tv or a cashier; Employees are kept in the dark.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. When people are leaving at the rate they are, maybe it's time to look deeper. The talented people who have left this company in the last three years is extremely disappoing.


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