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Timken Reviews

Updated September 16, 2017
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  • Management is clueless and upper management stays out of everything (in 11 reviews)

  • dont like to hire temps to full time regardless of skill level or length of employment (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "not a good place to work"

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

    I worked at Timken full-time

    Pros

    there are not any pros about this company

    Cons

    long hours,management does not listen to problems


  2. "Product Packaging Processor"

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

    I worked at Timken full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Pay okay not great.

    Cons

    Long work hours. 7 day work week. Upper management is horribly.

  3. "Timken"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Timken full-time

    Pros

    The pay and benefits. Not much else

    Cons

    Hostile work environment. Unrealistic work load. Poor work/life balance


  4. "Duncan DDC"

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    Former Employee - Stockperson in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Stockperson in Spartanburg, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Timken (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Met some great co-workers who really knew their jobs.

    Cons

    Met some horrible co-workers who were allowed to talk to other associates anyway they felt because they were Management favorites. Deplorable Management across the board!

    Advice to Management

    Walk the floor and don't just sit in the front office looking at numbers, actually go out on the floor and see what it takes to do the different jobs that you have set production standards for


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not a Good Company to Work For"

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

    Pros

    Local company with reasonable work hours.

    Cons

    Where to begin...

    - Salary is lower than comparable roles within area.
    - Insignificant pay raises (we did not receive any last year).
    - Insignificant bonuses (less than 30% of what we should have received).
    - Little opportunity to advancement.
    - Ultra-conservative (it is frowned upon to leave your desk to take a break - literally had a manager tell me that no where in the hand book does it state you are entitled to a 15 minute break to stretch your legs).
    - High turnover - the best and brightest tend to leave within a few years. Only older folks close to retirement seem to stay.


  6. "Too many cliques"

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    Former Employee - Meteorologist in Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Meteorologist in Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Location is close to freeway. Salary

    Cons

    Ethics is hard to find. No teamwork. Most are just for themselves. Worst working experience of my life.

    Advice to Management

    Work together be strong stand up for ethics


  7. "It's a job"

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    Current Employee - Operator in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Operator in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for this area

    Cons

    Upper management treats you like dirt, the place is filthy and hot and you might as well be a number as a name. The only way to advance in this company is to be a yes man and kiss up to the right people...disgusting!

    Advice to Management

    Fire every Division Manager you've got and start over with some skilled individuals instead of just butt kissers.

  8. "Glad to be done!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duncan, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duncan, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can call yourself employed.

    Cons

    Impossible to take vacation when you would like to, especialy around holidays and at close of quarters. You get a paycheck that is difficult to decipher and you play hell trying to get your money if there is a mistake in Timken's favor (underpayment) - they (I say "they" because there is no HR department) will tell you all about the language barrier due to payroll being outsourced to somewhere in India. However, if they make an error in your favor (overpayment), they have no problem fixing that very quickly! All in all I'm just glad to be going to a company that has payroll in this country and an HR DEPARTMENT ONSITE!

    Advice to Management

    Stop making it so obvious that you don't really give a damn about the employees. Without them, you wouldn't have a job either.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Timken looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    Currently undergoing multi-year plan to off-shore jobs to low cost countries.


  10. "it amazes me this place is still open"

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    Former Employee - Setup/Operator in Keene, NH
    Former Employee - Setup/Operator in Keene, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Timken (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a paycheck.
    it is really easy to get in the door.
    lots of available parking
    they match 401k contributions
    full size cafeteria with full service cooks(who are wonderful ladies)

    Cons

    poor management
    mandatory overtime due to under staffing and poor time management
    i was told that your chances of being laid off if you have been there less than 1 year are significantly high.
    they like to play the blame game
    poor communication
    lack of proper training
    many people have little to no qualifications to do their job and are only there because they know someone.
    plant manager left within a year of working there.
    high-strung employees creating a partially hostile work environment
    zero appreciation for a job well done.
    no chance of being anything except "average" especially during yearly reviews.
    dont like to hire temps to full time regardless of skill level or length of employment.
    employee favoritism
    they like to hide major quality concerns
    zero machine maintenance
    machines are not designed to hold tolerances to their specifications are seriously OUTDATED.
    dont respect employee concerns or ideas
    management has no idea how the machines or the processes operate
    no standards for new -hires. they take anyone.
    once you get to a position, you stay there forever.

    Advice to Management

    find people who actually understand how to manage, and put them in your place. do more internal promotions and dont just bring in new people. actually treat your employees like human beings and not like replaceable objects. the shop floor is a reflection of management, and the shop floor is suffering.


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