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Timken Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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  • 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)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Director in Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pays well and has reasonable incentive programs

    Cons

    Company survives on short term actions and reactions to market conditions. Workforce planning is primitive and simplistic


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sinking ship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician Assistant in Mascot, TN
    Former Employee - Lab Technician Assistant in Mascot, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I researched Timken Company prior to applying for any position. I love the company and the job I was performing. I have an Associates degree in engineering science and in my senior year as an engineering management major along with several years in aircraft and small engine repair. This was a perfect company to fit my skills and offer opportunity for challenges and growth.

    Cons

    Training
    Safety
    Ethics

    These are the biggest red flags I saw as new employee:

    No Safety Data Sheets in the audit lab, chemicals not properly stowed in flam lockers, low productivity in the audit lab is the standard
    Being trained from a ex convict that had no record of being trained for the job he is performing
    There was ferrocote being used to clean grease of employees hands and nothing being said about it in regards to their safety
    Supervisors surfing the web on ebay, craigslist, and youtube and not performing their work or keeping compliance
    Deceptive behavior and trickery among employees
    Retaliation when bringing up issues
    Lots of hearsay and no validation or verfication
    Romantic relationships in the workplace where there was kissing, tickling, and arguments making it uncomfortable to come to work.

    Advice to Management

    You have a select corrupt team of people that are willing to sacrifice the Timken core values. These issues will repeat themselves until they are corrected. Ultimately it will jeopardize the Mascot facility if allowed to continue.


  3. "Working at Timken"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Keene, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Keene, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bennefits and work-life balance hours

    Cons

    Rumors and other paranoic histories

    Advice to Management

    Awesome management


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Customer account rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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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
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Timken full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Reputable company. Decent benefits and pay. Weathers adversity nicely. Feels like family on most days. Easy to find location.

    Cons

    Too much management. Very top heavy company with little chance to move around at the entry level and intermediate levels


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not what I expected"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Gaffney, SC
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Gaffney, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent top pay
    Night shift is laid back

    Cons

    It seems all the intelligent management has moved on and Timken promoted within... not the Timken I grew up hearing about. This company does not care about you. You rarely work a normal week. It's either overtime or short time. It takes five years to reach top pay.... the benefits get more expensive and they give no.cost of.living raise. So every year you actually get a pay cut. Moral is horrible. Every rotation you come into some kind of bad news or rumor of the plant laying off or shutting down. There is no advancement. Timken is a job not a career... I could continue...

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the people who work for you, and watch production increase. If you put rims on a 89 honda civic it's still a Honda civic... stop wasting money on painting and put money into the old machines that break on a daily basis. Gove incentives instead of taking away. Timken used to be a place where people wanted to work. Now Timken is a place you go when Frieghtliner or BMW lays off.


  7. "Struggling company with a poor management team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Salaried Associate in West Lebanon, NH
    Current Employee - Salaried Associate in West Lebanon, NH

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

    Pros

    The facility has provided me with a career capable of meeting my financial obligations. They offer tuition reimbursement for all associates with a two year commitment from the time of receiving the final reimbursement check.

    Cons

    The management team is in a constant state of flux. Poor decisions and poor understanding of the business requires the associates of the organization to work much harder to accomplish business objectives than should be necessary.

    Advice to Management

    Work with your associates and listen to their needs. Provide them with the tools necessary to perform the jobs without a need to operate at a frantic pace.


  8. "Stable but in Slow Decline"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Massillon, OH
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Massillon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits in a large global organization with a generally cooperative work environment. Organization changes ever few years so lateral opportunities exit.

    Cons

    Same general politics as elsewhere. Ongoing reductions in the workforce with expectation of higher output. No reward for risk takers. Status quo is tolerated.

    Advice to Management

    Find some inspiration and champion a change otherwise continued decline and loss of employee engagement.


  9. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some Flexibility, great location and community involvement ie. Habitat for Humanity, United Way and others. Manager support for development opportunities.

    Cons

    Lack of resources for individual and team responsibilities. Negative attitudes and little job security. Managers can be too rigid at times.

    Advice to Management

    No need to be so militant. It's okay to smile.


  10. "Manufacturing Operations Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Troy, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Troy, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Timken (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work and everyone was so friendly.

    Cons

    Limited options for aerospace engineer. Great for mechanical though.


  11. "Step back in time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    New company with tons of potential for growth. Specialized product in a market with very few global competitors.

    Cons

    Aged work force in the professional ranks that does not support people coming in from the outside with experience. there is only 1 way to do things, the way it has been done for 100 years. Canton is a backwater town with zero culture.

    Advice to Management

    Change all the executive management team to non insiders.


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