Toyota – West Midlands
We require a highly organised individual with a high level of customer service experience who can liaise, communicate and deliver a first class… Glassdoor
Toyota – West Midlands
Listers Group stands as one of the largest privately owned automotive dealer groups in the UK. Since the companys inception in 1979 we have grown and… Glassdoor
Toyota – Ipswich, England
The successful candidate will be responsible for creating outstanding customer confidence in Toyota aftersales service offered by Jardine Motors… Glassdoor
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Toyota full-time for more than 8 yearsPros
Pension, good 401k, lifetime employment (if desired), solid health insurance (but it has declined in recent years), demo vehicles for certain positions.
You can learn a lot about wholesale and dealer operations. The internal support staff employees are awesome people and generally helpfully. Colleauges are very personable, team oriented and there is little fear of backstabbing for the next promotion.
Toyota generally has respect for people and trusts its associates.Cons
Pay is not that great for high travel jobs; similar roles in other industries are probably paid 20-100% higher.
Too many people clogging the system (see lifetime employment), upward movement only happens from attrition and rarely from newly created positions. Cream of the crop talent doesn't rise to the top, they leave and then those roles are filled by tenure not aptitude.
Philosophical and communication disconnects between the field offices and TMS (Headquarters).
TMS upper management is not very dynamic or progressive and very reactionary; hopefully the Japanese don't give them too much control because I don't trust they are innovative or can lead the brand into new avenues that the future will necessitate.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Hope is not a strategy. If you can't find a way to promote young talent, they will leave. They might end up at competitors that offer faster advancement and take the knowledge learned at Toyota and apply it in an organization open to new ideas and innovation.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO