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Takata Reviews

Updated 23 November, 2014
Updated 23 November, 2014
46 Reviews
3.2
46 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Pontiac, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Pontiac, MI (US)

    I have been working at Takata full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stimulating and challenging work on high-tech electronics. Never dull. Constant opportunities for learning and advancing your skills. Opportunities for international travel to work with colleagues and customers all around the globe.

    Cons

    Automotive customers are very demanding, as they should be when safety is involved. Hours can be long during critical phases of a project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to clearly communicate goals and strategy from the top down, as often as possible, in order to keep everyone on the same page.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Takata

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers, holiday shut down that is paid

    Cons

    terrible pay, poor benefits, bonuses available to favorites only

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees. Don't always trust managers that have been there for 25 years.

  3.  

    Experience to be repeated

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehousing Management in Tangier (Morocco)
    Former Employee - Warehousing Management in Tangier (Morocco)

    I worked at Takata as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work envirement, company values

    Cons

    The plant growth is very small in Takata-Petri in Morocco, which is might not be the best place for training or first job exprience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Morocco is a very strategic country to grow the organization( people, envirement, salary..). If you can establish new plant or expand it in Morocco, it will be a win-win case for both of Takata organization and Moroccan capable employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Takata as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Teammates are great. Senior Engineers are very knowledgeable and always willing to help. Management is ok.
    Great place to learn and grow.
    We get payed for holidays and salary is good

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Sometimes it's understandable due to the nature of the work and size of the company. But very often, it just hinders the development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder on lowering the bureaucracy and optimizing the development time on a project. .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Takata

    Pros

    Got the opportunity to learn a lot of stuff

    Cons

    Pay was not competitive to other companies, very tuff environment.
    Not a good place for long term career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn the art of keeping people happy and not make them leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good to get your feet wet in the industry, but jump ship if you can.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI (US)

    I have been working at Takata (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good learning experience. Good starter job for a young student or recent graduate. Not a career unless you know upper management or kiss enough behind to move up.

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid. Every other negative review on here has it spot-on. Being a jack of all trades and performing the work of your incompetent program manager or sales team or test personnel becomes a regular requirement. Nepotism runs rampant. Little to no growth opportunity at the company. Those that don't deserve promotions get them, and those that work themselves to death get no recognition. Engineers (at least in my team) regularly work late under high stress and no sign of relief. Takata cannot hire enough support to replace the numerous employees that leave for incredibly higher paying and higher rewarding opportunities. Uncompetitive workplace, no motivation or reward for saving the company millions in engineering cost saving changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more feedback from employees, listen to their concerns, and do something to help! Happy and motivated employees = better products!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Potential, But Tentative Approach

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI (US)

    I worked at Takata full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting challenges related to automotive safety electronics. Smaller company feel, with the financial backing of larger company. Good people. Potential to achieve a lot. Good place to learn best practices in the automotive electronics industry.

    Cons

    Company is trying to compete with well established automotive electronics companies (TRW, Bosch) in advanced driver assistance safety systems. Not always willing to put the resources into a project to be able to compete. Has had a series of layoffs over the past 10 years during times when they should have been investing for the future. Limited opportunity for advancement because of minimal success and essentially flat to negative growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    technician

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    Former Employee - Technician in Moses Lake, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Technician in Moses Lake, WA (US)

    I worked at Takata full-time

    Pros

    benefits, interesting to learn manufacturing

    Cons

    management is overworked and act like irritable, blaming idiots some times. Well everyone is over worked and undercompensated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time off and enjoy life, it doesn't last long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Takata full-time

    Pros

    Lots of experience the products are safety related so the specifications requirements and responsibilities are very high. The company has a lots of different customers so there a lot to learn.

    Cons

    Slow growth i have been in the company for 8 years and i have seen a lot of good hard working people to stay the same or have a slow growth due to management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focused on the employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's mediocre at best.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI (US)

    I have been working at Takata full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you'd like an engineering position that doesn't require much engineering background this is the job for you.
    If you're bad at math equations this is the job for you, I haven't had to use a single one from college yet.
    Relatively straight forward job.

    Cons

    Poor support from upper management, after having skip level meetings nothing came of it.
    Not enough designer support, releasing changes sometimes takes months.
    Poor communication between engineering, the plants, program management, and management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please provide better support for the engineers. Not being able to make changes, receive parts, or communicate between groups makes working very difficult.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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