Toyota Motor Sales Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Toyota Motor Sales Chairman & CEO Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Yoshimi Inaba
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Pros
  • Associate work/life balance is important to the company (in 20 reviews)

  • Great benefits, great work/life balance (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes work life balance can be challenging (in 10 reviews)

  • Lack of opportunity and now the company is moving to Texas (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Good-Value Company but Slow and Outdated Work Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategy Analyst in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Strategy Analyst in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Sales full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good values company that wants to do right by its customers, employees and suppliers/vendor partners. Most of my coworkers are quite friendly and the environment can be laid back/relaxing. Interesting industry with dynamic challenges

    Cons

    TMS has set up a cushy work-life balance with decent benefits, so people just don't quit & move on --- this has resulted in very little ability to move up (lots of lateral movements instead). Pay is relatively low and more junior staff are not necessarily given the trust to carry projects forward on their own. Consensus-driven culture means it takes forever to get decisions approved or initiatives executed and it can be frustratingly bureaucratic.

    The culture has fostered lifers for so long that many at the company do not know what work environments are like at other companies. The way the company operates on a day-to-day basis, the kind of technology it utilizes, etc. can seem fairly outdated/backwards on many occasions.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to identify and develop your top performers and stop stringing along the weak & lazy employees -- instead encourage them to either improve or move on to new opportunities. Hopefully, the move to TX does this but I fear you have set up incentives that will encourage the very people you want to leave behind to instead go while the top performers look for greener pastures at other companies.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work but limited promotion opportunites

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Sales full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, laid back office vibe, coworkers are helpful and easy to work with in general, most people seem to be very comfortable in their jobs

    Cons

    very limited promotional opportunities as people don't leave management positions, it's not uncommon to stay in the same role for 5+ years with good performance and not be promoted. A lot of employees (work level and management) appear to be too comfortable with their jobs and just go through the motions to collect a paycheck

    Advice to Management

    clarify and improve promotion process and career path - motivated and driven employees leave the company due to limited opportunities leaving the ranks full of "lifers" just collecting paychecks. I don't want to leave the company but no career advancement has forced me to look elsewhere.


  3. car salesman

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Car Salesman in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Car Salesman in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Sales

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good money, meet lots of new new people

    Cons

    long hours, work ethics, lack of team work.


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  5. VDC Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Toyota Motor Sales as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Learned a lot about best practices in supply-chain industry. The company provides fair hours and breaks.

    Cons

    The company has a very gray work life. You must come in exactly on time and leave exactly on time. The perks are very limited

    Advice to Management

    Offer flexible work schedules. Invest more time into younger employees who think outside of the box.


  6. sales associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Palatine, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Palatine, IL

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Sales

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay and good advice

    Cons

    long hours and and bad pay

    Advice to Management

    d


  7. Customer Relations Intern

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

    I worked at Toyota Motor Sales

    Pros

    pay
    friendly co workers
    nice perks
    summer lunch series

    Cons

    does not lead into a full time position
    no benefits


  8. Have been with the company 14 years...Thankful and appreciated working with some great people...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Hebron, KY
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Hebron, KY

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Sales full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits have been awesome!..

    Cons

    Work-life balance has evaporated...they are hiring more temporary employees and added an additional full-time shift to help with increasing overtime....which is now the norm....

    Advice to Management

    Too much to list...looking for new employment...


  9. Helpful (1)

    Customer Service

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Sales full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, awesome benefits.

    Cons

    hard to move up, limited opportunities

    Advice to Management

    update systems


  10. Helpful (3)

    District Sales Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - District Manager in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Sales full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, company car, salary is decent when benefits are considered.

    Cons

    Talk about pay for performance, but it isn't.
    Lots of travel, 30 year old promotion structure.


  11. The company treats their employees very well, but slow growth opportunities in many areas.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Sales full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work/life balance is amazing--we work a 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off, and get paid for any overtime.
    They really care about their employees, and the benefits are good.

    Cons

    Slow career progression, because so many people stay with the company for most of their career and the company isn't growing a lot.

    Advice to Management

    I know this is a large organization, but it would be nice if decisions by managers could be made more quickly, without as much of the time it takes to go through Toyota's consensus-building process.



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