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Timken Reviews

Updated July 20, 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. Helpful (2)

    "2006-2009 living hell"

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    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.


  2. 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.

  3. 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.


  4. "3 years of bad experiences"

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Auditor in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Quality Control Auditor in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Timken full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job security is a plus. as long as you're hired on full time and your attendance is decent, you won't lose your job.

    Cons

    management is apathetic at best, nepotist at worst. they only enforce rules and expect work from good employees and fail to compensate good performers

    Advice to Management

    pay people better, do a better job of sussing out and punishing bad employees. try to encourage good work.


  5. "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


  6. "Manager Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employee empowerment, excellent ethics and integrity. Provides good career progression for hard working individuals with strong work ethic.

    Cons

    As with any big organization, visibility and upward mobility is limited by the number of opportunities that an individual gets exposed to.


  7. "Summer Intern - World Headquarters Canton, OH"

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    Former Employee - Project Management Intern in North Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Project Management Intern in North Canton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Timken (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Good pay, especially for such a cheap area to live (17-21/hr, depending on class year)
    -Incredibly honest and transparent people. Timken takes integrity and ethics very seriously.
    -Beautiful office environment. Good/cheap food available in cafeteria.

    Cons

    -Only major con is being in such a boring location. Timken is a GREAT place to work, but Ohio just isn't too interesting.

  8. "Quality"

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    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


  9. "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


  10. "Business Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Canton, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere at work everyday.

    Cons

    Internship program was cut when the budget got tight.


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