Toyoda Machinery USA
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Toyoda Machinery USAPros
Overall, it was a fabulous place to work. Small enough company to make necessary changes to one's job to improve effectiveness. Results driven work ethic by most the staff. Great culture.
(Salary and benefits get you to work for a company, right? But culture and interpersonal relationships you develop in any work place will keep you there.)Cons
Every company has its weaknesses.
1) Toyoda could start by focusing less on the hierarchy of traditional business, and more on peer-to-peer style management. People who do the job know what they need in order to do it better. Ask them what they need, give it to them or give them the tools they need in order to make the change necessary to do their job more efficiently. People do take ownership and pride in their work over time. Management should be more proactive and ask them what they need.
2) Toyoda uses ERP software. I thought they should be using CRM. Follow-up and follow-through are critical in any company. CRM software could have helped in this area.Advice to ManagementAdvice
When you start cutting staff, it should be done once and deep. When cuts are made every few months, it shows management doesn't know what they are doing and in turn makes staff nervous about their jobs, lowering performance levels.
Lesson: Cut once, cut deep and be done.
Monthly division meetings with the WHOLE division. Someone from each department should talk to everyone about what's going on in their department. This is a good chance to tap the brain power of other people in one's company. Especially in a down-turned economy, I don't know why they didn't do this. Remember, people take pride in their job and their company. It helps define who they are.
Lesson: Staff knowledge is a company's biggest resource. Tap it. All of it.RecommendsDisapproves of CEO
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No typo, it's Toyoda, not Toyota. Toyoda Machinery builds, sells, and services an array of machine tools. Its lineup begins with horizontal and vertical machining centers, multitaskers for all-in-one cutting, drilling, and milling. Toyoda is also the world's #1 producer of cylindrical grinders. Cam and crank grinders, 5 axis, and bridge and gantry machining are manufactured, as well as flexible machining cells, industrial robots, and transfer lines. Along with its products, Toyoda offers engineering, remanufacturing, and parts services. Toyoda distributors serve auto OEMs...