Takata
2.8 of 5 38 reviews
takata.com Tokyo, Japan 5000+ Employees

Takata Reviews

Updated Mar 29, 2014
Takata – India – “takata”

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2.8 38 reviews

                             

53% Approve of the CEO

Takata President Shigehisa Takada

Shigehisa Takada

(17 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great work environment for 21 Years

Production Worker (Former Employee)
Aschaffenburg (Germany)

I worked at Takata full-time for more than 10 years

Prosnice Co-workers and Supervisors, good Pay

Consmeeting the standards of the company but once you get trained right then you can do it

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's mediocre at best.

Product Engineer (Current Employee)
Auburn Hills, MI (US)

I have been working at Takata full-time for more than a year

ProsIf 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.

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

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Takata full-time

ProsLots 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.

ConsSlow 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 Senior ManagementMore focused on the employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun if you enjoy the "chaos and heroes" environment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Farmington Hills, MI (US)

I worked at Takata full-time for more than 5 years

ProsProvide whatever resources are required to get the job done

ConsOld school development environment can tiring unless you thrive

Advice to Senior ManagementEase off on treating employees as slackers
Institutionalize 21st century processes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Interesting line of work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Takata

ProsI've learned a lot through on the job training and being willing to make a mistake and learn from it.

ConsThere could be more innovation. Pay could be better.

Advice to Senior ManagementReward your employees more. Don't be afraid of innovation, it could actually do the company good to move with the times.

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Good Place to Work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Auburn Hills, MI (US)

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

ProsWorking with experienced professionals that are willing to offer insight and knowledge to other employees. Opportunity to expand current job role.

ConsThe company struggles with organizational and global development. Unclear processes or explanations.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive clear explanations and expectations. Show company support for all programs, areas, and products. Follow through.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I miss my old job

Account Manager (Former Employee)
Auburn Hills, MI (US)

I worked at Takata full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat boss, great people. I was lucky enough to be in sales, and could basically set my own hours. Very fulfilling to see my product in production, saving lives. I felt I was underpaid because I didn't get commission on top of my salary. I now work somewhere that pays commission, but they don't do anything to help us get more sales!! I miss Takata.

ConsLOTS of work... Biggest supplier of seatbelts in the world, and doing it with 1/3 less people than the nearest competitor. Count on 45-50 hours per week.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow your Directors to hire more people. I hope this has changed since I left last year, but we couldn't get approval to hire more sales people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Exceptional Senior Management Support

Director (Current Employee)
Auburn Hills, MI (US)

I have been working at Takata full-time for more than 10 years

ProsTakata allows employees the flexibility to accomplish their work and balance their personal lives. Takata always listens to their employees and accomodates them as best they can.

ConsWorkload is always heavy and continuous. Optimize staffing and sharing of resources to ensure customer deliverables are met.

Advice to Senior ManagementSelect key employees within the organziation to replace and backfil executive management turnover.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Experience

Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Takata as a contractor for more than a year

ProsManagement is working to improve the companies global position

ConsVery slow in addressing issues with structure and hiring enough personnal to handle new programs.

Advice to Senior ManagementAs a part of the new global plan, please incorporate the employee surveys. I believe this garners accountability.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Average pay means average people.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Takata

ProsSatisfaction of saving lives with our products.

ConsHuge corporate bureaucracy and high turnover.

Advice to Senior ManagementDecentralize. If you're going to grow through M&A then set up the newly acquired businesses for success. Not being able to leverage your mothers resources is frustrating at best.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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