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Good company, used to be a great one.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Toro Company

Pros

Employee oriented, very little waste so most corporate positions are safe in the worst economic situations.

Cons

Below average pay-wise, and in the I.T. area, there is very little management transparency or involvement with the employees. Which is creating a culture of unease, and it's beginning to take it's toll on the employees. There may be a mass turnover once the economy improves.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The "Toro Culture" is beginning to disappear, and many of the reasons that people have historically stuck with Toro over higher paying companies(i.e. benefits, feeling a part of the mission) are disappearing with it; be careful.

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    Best in the Business

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer  in  Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at Toro Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work environment, opportunity, compensation and benefits

    Cons

    you can get trapped in a particular project for a long period of time

    Recommends
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    Losing the interest of the best talent due to an environment which has become stale

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    Current Employee - IT Software  in  Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - IT Software in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at Toro Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Half-day Fridays in the summer are great. Flexible work schedule and vacation have been much appreciated.

    There is a shiny new office building on campus (for a few teams) with generous windows and a new exercise facility. There are many opportunities for interns each year to get their feet wet in the corporate world.

    The culture is not fast-paced or grueling. Most of the time you work 40 hours and get flexibility with when to use your time-off. People talk about what's going on outside of work. There's a lot of really great people @ Toro. There's an active volunteering culture.

    People believe in our products. Its great working for a company you know is selling a quality product.

    Cons

    At least in IT, there are culture concerns. There's a lack of transparency and communication from management. A manager who seems unqualified may make a decision in a bubble, without asking employees to join in the decision making process. Many employees have become disengaged.

    Younger-generation individuals under 30-35 are difficult to find here. Perhaps they don't feel their contributions are valued or understood. Surely they sense the overall lack of passion and vision in the projects. Also: management prefers to look outside the company for new leadership talent.

    There isn't very much meaningful that gets accomplished - and this fact stays well hidden. The amount of non-productivity, passing the buck, and political suave that passes for results is impressive.

    In this 100 year old manufacturing company, there's a lack of appreciation for technology and software. The CEO isn't helping matters with the super-tight IT budget and under-appreciating technology and the increasing role it will need to have in our products and organization for Toro to survive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to attend to the culture, although not in the same "Toro Way", before the last of the best tech-talent is lost.

    Doesn't Recommend
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