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Still has a great reputation for autos and employment

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

I worked at Toyota

Pros

Even though car sales are down in 2008 - 2009 at Toyota as well as the rest of the ailing auto industry, Toyota continues to carry a sterling reputation both inside and outside of the auto industry. The company brings its best-in-class operational practices into all aspects of the company. Every employee is expected to contribute to cutting waste and streamlining operations, so employee input is not only accepted, it is strongly encouraged.

Cons

On such a huge work site as the one in Torrance it is difficult to exchange knowledge and information with colleagues in other divisions. While working with research studies,I have noticed on ocassion that two different business units had both commissioned similar research studies. It was difficult to know which one to base further work on, especially when the studies may have conflicting conclusions. This would be a great opportunity Toyota to cut waste--something they love to do anyway.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I would advise Senior managment to increase the size and quality of the Strategy function. As of now, it doesn't seem that they have the resources to focus on all the important questions.

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    Great product and overall company, bad local direction.

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    Former Employee - Car Salesman in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Car Salesman in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I worked at Toyota

    Pros

    Toyota makes a great product that you can be proud to sell. They have a lot of ongoing education on Toyota products and have regular hands-on trainings where you learn a lot about new products and features. There were many trips to LA to test-drive new vehicles and a requirement to complete numerous online training classes that were very well written and provided a lot of information.

    Cons

    Toyota doesn't have much mark-up so the pay isn't fantastic. The management and environment at the dealership was horrible. You can't trust anyone to help you or be on your side. The managers and owner are no exception. The company itself is good, but locally it is horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management needs to lead by supporting staff, not by creating fear.

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    Mediocre

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Princeton, IN
    Current Employee - Specialist in Princeton, IN

    I have been working at Toyota

    Pros

    TMMI offers great benefits, however when I first started the company all health benefits at no cost. Then they started charging a small amount and have since raised the amount a little more. The benefits are great and cover most expenses. Toyota as a company has a great track record for high job security. They just recently offered the 2nd buyout offer since Toyota has been in the US.

    Cons

    Currently there is a global hiring freeze and little to no chance of advancement. This is very discouraging when you had hopes of moving up the corporate ladder. I would also recommend senior management to lead more by example. Less meetings and more face time with the team members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lead by example, get active in the actual floor activity

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