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4 people found this helpful  

Known for strong leadership, but no room for growth

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior in Bloomington, MN
Current Employee - Senior in Bloomington, MN

I have been working at Toro Company

Pros

Most work groups work 40 hours a week which creates a good work/life balance. Summer hours provide people with an additional day off on Fridays. People generally know what they are doing because they have been in the same position for many years. Despite being a boys club, upper management seems dedicated to making the company successful as opposed to being focused on their individual desires. Pay is on par but 401K could use improvement.

Cons

Very limited opportunity for growth, especially for women. It is a tough atmosphere for younger employees also because a large time commitment (7-8 years) needs to be put in before you see any return. Certain workgroups have poor direct leadership with expectations not expressed. Many employees do not have passion for the company but work there because of the work/life balance. The focus on putting in the hours leads people to put requests on the backburner and a loss in productivity. Some management does not see dedication in people and does not see or acknowledge effort.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Although having managers in positions for several years is great for creating a knowledge base, these same managers have not developed because they have gained comfort in their positions and the dynamic (good or bad) they have created. With the lawn and turf industry being very specific, more attention should be focused on promoting from within. Opportunities for job growth are already scarce within the company as is.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Experience, Great People

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Riverside, CA

    I worked at Toro Company

    Pros

    Nice family feel for big corporate company.

    Cons

    Stuck in old ways and mind sets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The success of the past does not automatically equate to success now and in the future.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    A company of good intentions, but not progressive enough to make needed changes.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Confidential in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Confidential in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at Toro Company

    Pros

    Co workers are great. Commercial product is excellent.

    Cons

    Not progressive. Feedback that can be helpful is almost non-existent. Back channel decision making among old guard causes issues for others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategy is more than just product and service. It's also about your operational opportunities and people development.

    No opinion of CEO
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