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Timken Reviews

Updated July 19, 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. "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.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    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.

  3. "Global Tool Design"

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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

    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!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A positive outlook that went down the tubes."

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    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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Process Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honea Path, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honea Path, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Timken has very good benefits.

    Cons

    The management team at our plant has no idea how to run a plant.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "no sick time"

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    Former Employee - Fork Lift Operator in Iron Station, NC
    Former Employee - Fork Lift Operator in Iron Station, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good co works money was good .

    Cons

    no sick time in less you are there for a year. I was let go because spent a week in the hospital.

    Advice to Management

    To much back stabing.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Harassment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Lincolnton, NC
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Lincolnton, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Timken full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, benifits, pay bills weekly,

    Cons

    Certain employees don't do there job and nothing gets done about it, an employee can harassment on temp workers and full time and nothing gets done about said employee but a slap on the wrist

    Advice to Management

    Managers and department managers dodnt respect there employees at all. Talk to you like your dirt sometimes.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Purchasing Agent"

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in North Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in North Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home if needed, depends on manager, not all departs are allowed

    Cons

    They haven't promoted anyone in my department on 5 years! Other people retire or quit and they don't replace them and we inherit their workload. That has happend for the past 5 years, and haven't been given raises for the added workload, which is a insane amount, or the promotions for doing the work of people that were at a higher level than you in the department.

    Advice to Management

    Promote your people who work hard so you don't lose them!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Perhaps too lean and shrinking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Timken full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are very talented individuals.
    Immediate supervisors are competent.
    Lots of interesting work.

    Cons

    Upper management is on a cost reduction spree and that means first your backup, then your position.
    Every time someone leaves they don't replace that person, so that means more work and stress for everyone. A single person can only plug so many holes in a ship...

    Advice to Management

    You can't grow sales and improve the corporate quality by sacking positions everywhere. Most of the remaining employees are already overworked. If it continues, quality will continue to slide and result in even more loss of revenue.


  10. "Global Product Line Manager Power Transmission"

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    Current Employee - Global Product Manager Power Transmission in Copley, OH
    Current Employee - Global Product Manager Power Transmission in Copley, OH
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good job security and friendly work environment; can gain great experience

    Cons

    limited opportunities for career advancements; compensation could be more competitive

    Advice to Management

    Develop better talent retention policies


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