Utility operator (Former Employee), Keene, nh – July 28, 2014
Pros: paid breaks, good schedule, nice people to work for
Cons: job security, short breaks, sometimes there was a lot of work then no work
Working at timken pretty much was a good time while I was there. I started out sandblasting and deburring parts. Then I was transferred to a different department (it was okay but not great). Got laid off in 2012.
Productive machine operator/assembler/tow motor operator
Senior Process Equipment Operator (Former Employee), Altavista, VA – January 29, 2014
Pros: took breaks at your convenience as long as you had coverage
Cons: not enough training time for different levels of machinery
I worked in a team environment with little supervision. you were expected to be a multitask employee and you were the maintenance employee. Good insurance policies and 401k benefits. The company had incorporated the 5S program also.
Runner (Former Employee), Forest City, NC – December 3, 2013
Typical day at work would have been keeping track of job order movements and delivery of tooling and jobs to each machine in order of the work order. I learned some CNC and how to read work orders for a machine shop. My co-workers were the best part of working there, they were like one giant family! The hardest part of my job was keeping up with tag – more... placements on the work order board. The most enjoyable part of my job was my interaction with my co-workers. – less
A down economy has everyone focused on controlling cost and generating revenue. A typical day at the plant would begin by reviewing specific process issues that may have popped up overnight which may have slowed or hindering production flow through the plant. After putting together a plan to address the fires, I would precede working on my assigned – more... engineering projects. There are only four of us in the engineering group and we try to support all areas of the plant. Seems there is always a problem with a process or a person needing help and never enough time in the day. The hardest part of my job is finding enough time to help everyone. My personality is to never leave someone in need of help when they have truly exhausted all avenues. Management has generally been supportive, we all are seeing the effects of over burdening. The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing a project complete working as planned. – less
Senior Secretary (Former Employee), Canton, OH – October 23, 2013
Pros: great salary and benefits
Cons: at the time i worked there, there were no part-time positions.
I believe The Timken Company is the best place to work in Canton, Ohio. Worked there for 10 years before my children were born. Great atmosphere, great salary and benefits. The hardest part of the job was being able to be the BEST employee that I could be, while being the BEST Mother I could be. I decided I didn't want to try to juggle both. I decided – more... I had to choose. Left to be a full-time Mother and own my own business along with my husband. My children are grown now and I can devote all my attention to my job. – less
Laborer (Former Employee), Bucyrus, OH – September 10, 2013
Timken provided me with a job that offered competivive wages with a good benefit package. I was employed there for almost 10 years before the company had a mass layoff due to moving their distribution center to South Carolina.