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Legacy, Quality-Driven Company

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Current Employee - Marketing Communications
Current Employee - Marketing Communications

I have been working at Toro Company

Pros

Toro is a traditional, down-to-earth company. Many employees have worked there 20+ years. Toro's top priorities are creating a family-oriented, caring work culture, serving the customer (especially for distributor and dealer base), and manufacturing quality products. You will find a good work-life balance here, and most managers and leaders are approachable.

Cons

Not an ideal environment for younger employees (Gen X & Y) who like a more progressive work culture. Toro is not forward-thinking in some ways like allowing employees to work from home, keeping up with technology, or “green” manufacturing. It's also a surprisingly "flat" organization, so there is limited growth in certain departments like marketing and sales. It is a Grow Lean company, which has huge advantages on the manufacturing side, but on the business side, the workforce seems too lean.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be open to non-traditional ways of working and thinking - especially to attract and retain younger employees. Trust newer, outside-the-box approaches, even if not "tried and true" in the Toro culture.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful

    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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  2. Good Company

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    Current Employee - Manager in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at Toro Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Starting to get moving on some necessary key projects. The people are good to work with and in some cases too Minnesota Nice.

    Cons

    Slow to move. Currently in the 1980's. Needs to be a bit more nimble on the Manufacturing side. Unable to react to Market Conditions when push comes to shove.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on plant flexibility. Keep the innovation focus on processes as well as products. Put systems in place that support the Teams.

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