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Timken Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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Richard C. Kyle
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance in my position (in 16 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits are competitive and the upper management is very conservative with money (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Management is clueless and upper management stays out of everything (in 10 reviews)

  • Little to no accountability for indirect personnel (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Process Equipment Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Process Equipment Operator in Altavista, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Process Equipment Operator in Altavista, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Timken (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Team environment working together to make production and solve problems
    Great benefits
    Good hours

    Cons

    Plant has shut down and moved to Lincolnton NC


  2. "Looking better"

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    Current Employee - Grinder in Gambrinus, OH
    Current Employee - Grinder in Gambrinus, OH

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

    Pros

    Good Wages, work is picking up.

    Cons

    2 many chiefs not enough injuns

    Advice to Management

    reward top performers better.

  3. "Timken"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duncan, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duncan, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Timken full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great solid company to work for.

    Cons

    Need more workforce desperately in all areas.

    Advice to Management

    Need more workforce desperately.


  4. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Recently, there seems to be poor employee retention.

    Advice to Management

    Some policies don't seem to be in line with competitors.


  5. "Global Tool Design"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Currently not too many Pros

    Cons

    Alot of the jobs are being shipped off-shore

    Advice to Management

    There are off shore Managers too!


  6. "HAPPY EMPLOYEE"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Canton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Timken (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Commitment to ethics & integrity. Work challenge. Career opportunities. Family & team environment.

    Cons

    Nothing I don't like about the Company


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A Company that doesn't care about Employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in Keene, NH
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in Keene, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was a good place to work

    Cons

    58 hour work weeks really stinks

    Advice to Management

    Listen too the people that know what they're doing !!!!!!!!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in North Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in North Canton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Timken full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good and pay is best in the area. People are amazing (as long as they're not your boss)

    Cons

    Management is clueless and upper management stays out of everything. Feels like managers are out to get you rather than progressing your career

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the little that helps run the company


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A positive outlook that went down the tubes."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit in Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Audit in Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New building, good IT staff, high standards. Tremendous spending and waste by executives during layoffs.

    Cons

    Old cultures, anti-social environment. Vertical and horizontal movement is stagnant.

    Advice to Management

    Make the company more attractive to talent.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Relations Management Representative in North Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Relations Management Representative in North Canton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career advancement, and other opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes slow career advancement if sales are down.


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