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Timken Reviews

Updated June 16, 2017
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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. "Timken Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in North Canton, OH
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in North Canton, OH
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Timken as an intern

    Pros

    Great pay
    Nice co-workers
    Pretty offices
    Flexible intern schedule
    Cafeteria

    Cons

    Snobby environment
    No one really talked, despite having an open office layout
    Sometimes had a holier-than-thou attitude about certain things
    Silo-ed to a point

    Advice to Management

    Open up to employees. Don't act so "corporate."


  2. "Timken"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "2006-2009 living hell"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to work until The company moved to SC.

    Cons

    Many people in upper management were aware of a very poor, mentally abusive manager but never did a thing about it. Due to me knowing to much about his discressions was let go when the opportunity came up to cut people. He ruined me as a confident employee and person.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people, pole the employees. Have them rate their manager. Don't let a bully take control ever again.


  6. "Quality"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Analyst in Mascot, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Analyst in Mascot, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team members and co-workers.
    Executive in plant was really making great strides improving the organization

    Cons

    Distance from everything... Remote.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward


  7. "Electronic Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Industrial Electrical/Electronics in Massillon, OH
    Former Employee - Industrial Electrical/Electronics in Massillon, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Timken (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good solid family-owned local company

    Cons

    They were allowing very arrogant jerks to be in charge of projects and becoming managers. I believe they have seen the light a little since when I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Quit using scare tactics in pressuring lower management and workers. Also do not allow arrogant project leaders to bully other project team members.

  8. "production"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Line Worker in Mascot, TN
    Former Employee - Production Line Worker in Mascot, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work hours helpful people good pay

    Cons

    Sometimes u may have to work more hours in a week than others

    Advice to Management

    Good job


  9. "A good company, with a bright future"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uniontown, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uniontown, OH

    I worked at Timken (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Huge opportunities for a great and global business experience

    Cons

    Do not be afraid to ask to do more


  10. "Specialist"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Large manufacturing company, many opportunities from research to supply chain

    Cons

    Pressure to expand (inorganic growth) rather than develop. Frequent turnover in management.

    Advice to Management

    Back off on the justification of research for the business units (weekly reporting, monthly updates, or at least review the reports and respond to issues that are reported).


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