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Big corporation with Little dreams

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Torrance, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA

I have been working at Toyota Motor Sales

Pros

Great balance between work and life. 9/80 is wonderful and people are respectful of one another. Location is fantastic and industry is interesting.

Cons

The soul of the company seems to be eroding with weaker management left behind along with lifers. Those looking to make a positive change are often crushed by fear or the weight of red tape. You must conform. Could be more efficient, but that is not the corporate culture right now. Frustrating to see so much sourcing out to suppliers that are taking advantage of weak managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Review your sourcing strategy and give stronger associates a chance to rise. Hold resources accountable. Expect more from your managers. You need to go with a 360 review so you understand who is just managing up...but it sounds like you may not really want to know.

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    Great place to launch a post MBA career

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    Former Employee - Treasury  in  Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Treasury in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Toyota Motor Sales

    Pros

    Cars, Cars, Cars... Great deal for managers and above

    Worksite was like a campus - you could drop off dry cleaning, pick-up a b-day card, work-out and eat all on campus.

    Cons

    One negative is that there are some "lifers" that may not be that talented and even as a young manager you can start to feel the "golden handcuffs" (and therefore not leave for other roles at other firms).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Largely - keep up the good work. I thought they had a fair review process and accelerated talented folks into more senior roles rather quickly.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Very bureaucratic, could use a management makeover.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Toyota Motor Sales

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Extraordinary project failure rate.
    Arrested decision making ability due to Ineffective management structure in some sections.
    Over attention to lowest cost to a fault.
    Culture favors promotion based on length of service rather than effectiveness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NOTE: TMS is just one subsidiary of Toyota. Different subsidiaries build, engineer, and perform other tasks.
    1) Streamline management. Reduce indecision by reducing the number of deciders for any particular decision. Still encourage a broad range of input, but make sure there is a clear decision path and deciders..
    2) Tie compensation to long term goals that emphasize continual effective renewal.
    3) Focus on the effectiveness of the business over end cost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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