Cleveland Plain Dealer Top Workplaces
Jun 17, 2019

What Does It Take to be a Top Workplace?

At Timken, we employ more than 18,000 talented associates across 35 countries who serve as the driving force behind our mission to move the world forward. We’re all focused on doing work that matters – work that is both personally fulfilling and professionally rewarding. As a company leader, I see this play out every day with people who take pride in their contributions and take advantage of opportunities to give back to their communities.

For these reasons and more, the Cleveland Plain Dealer has named Timken one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces for 2019. We’re proud that our associates believe Timken offers an environment that enables them to deliver next-level performance. We’ve built a culture where people treat each other with respect, success is attainable and everyone can contribute to making the world a better place.

At Timken, we celebrate this recognition because it’s based on the opinions of the people who work here. It also motivates us, as leaders, to continually evolve so our associates always consider Timken a top workplace. We stand on a solid foundation with our core values of ethics and integrity, quality, teamwork and excellence. As a global leader in engineered bearings and power transmission products, our drive is to improve performance, reliability and efficiency, but a critical outcome of succeeding is that everyone on our team feels engaged and believes in where we’re headed.

We also applaud our associates’ efforts to make a positive impact beyond the workplace. Timken associates support communities, so everyone can thrive. And just like individuals, each community around the world has unique priorities. Our associates are strengthening their communities through volunteerism, community leadership, and financial contributions in the areas where they’re needed most. We focus on the areas of basic needs, education and economic development – our associates tell us where we can make the biggest impact. 

We’re proud to have earned a spot on the Cleveland Plain Dealer list of Top Workplaces. It reaffirms our commitment to our principles and gives us an opportunity to shine a light on the talented Timken associates who execute our strategy and bring our vision to life every day.


Ronald J. Myers is executive vice president of human resources and an officer of The Timken Company.