Toyota Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
243 Reviews

3.7
243 Reviews
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Toyota President and Representative Director Akio Toyoda
Akio Toyoda
93 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/Life Balance is great and a friendly work environment (in 17 reviews)

  • Good pay, Benefits Good work life balance (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • For design staff the work-life balance is typically severe (in 15 reviews)

  • Long hours, politics and varied growth pipelines without cross-function (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    A good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer  in  Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Columbus, IN

    I have been working at Toyota full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They are extremely loyal to those who work hard, and the benefits are great.

    Cons

    Management does not often take the most logical path in the decision making process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Op  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Toyota as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Stable, big name, nice managers, nice people, overtime, good benefits and more. Overall a great company to work for as a Co-Op.

    Cons

    Some of the people in TRINA are weird. Also a no professional reference policy makes it difficult to get a reference which is important for Co-Ops.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Make Your Own Way and Be Aggressive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist  in  Erlanger, KY
    Current Employee - Specialist in Erlanger, KY

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

    Pros

    Tremendous culture
    Competitive Pay/Benefits package
    Opportunities to do more than just your job
    Growing YP community

    Cons

    Most managers are not good developers of people and talent
    Not very much recognition or appreciation for doing work outside of your scope
    Upper management will very rarely fight for you
    Still behind the times in engaging the YP culture, but catching up quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to young professionals
    Foster a more open environment for questions and concerns
    Encourage and support activities that contribute to making the workplace interesting and engaging for all
    Future leaders should be identified on leadership potential and performance, not just the latter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Toyota

    Pros

    secure, great benefits, great people

    Cons

    need more employee growth within management

  6.  

    Group Leader

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group Leader  in  Princeton, IN
    Former Employee - Group Leader in Princeton, IN

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

    Pros

    Great mentors and great support based. Plenty of opportunity to move up. Decent pay, Great benefits

    Cons

    Ulta-conservative company. Went to extreme regarding personal life. rotating shift

    Recommends
  7.  

    Service Greeter

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Representative  in  Topsham, ME
    Former Employee - Service Representative in Topsham, ME

    I worked at Toyota full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Toyotas are too reliable, so there was never any issue with them, so my job was easy, just bag and tag away

    Cons

    The summer heat and the oil stains that got on my uniform, and working with redneck techs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on making money

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Technical Specialist
    Current Employee - Field Technical Specialist

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great and the attention to associates really means a lot.

    Cons

    Performance appraisal process needs improvement and level up of overall compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improved communication about business decisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Have worked at Toyota for over 25 years and have truly enjoyed being part of the Toyota Family.

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

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

    Pros

    Toyota values it's associates and has a portfolio of benefits that are quite astounding, from an excellent lease program to health and wellness benefits.

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive. Career development and advancement is not optimal. Toyota is very slow to move when it comes to innovation and creating workforce flexibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach - the Toyota Way is not just words on a page, it is a system of beliefs that must drive all behavior. Sitting in your offices with your doors closed does not promote respect for people or continuous improvement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, no benefits.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Valet  in  Hollywood, FL
    Current Employee - Valet in Hollywood, FL

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

    Pros

    Easy, idiot-proof, the time goes by fast.

    Cons

    No benefits, subcontracted company so you file your own taxes. Bogus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keeping the service department more tidy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Ok experience but not my cup of tea

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    Former Employee - Group Leader  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Group Leader in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Toyota full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Family feel with a lot of good people that just wanted to do well for the company despite the difficult life o. The shop floor.

    Cons

    Hard life on shop floor and the machine and difficult people made it unnecessarily difficult for the majority of great people at the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nome

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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