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Slow career progress but great people and product

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - District Manager
Current Employee - District Manager

I have been working at Toyota full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Pension, good 401k, lifetime employment (if desired), solid health insurance (but it has declined in recent years), demo vehicles for certain positions.

You can learn a lot about wholesale and dealer operations. The internal support staff employees are awesome people and generally helpfully. Colleauges are very personable, team oriented and there is little fear of backstabbing for the next promotion.

Toyota generally has respect for people and trusts its associates.

Cons

Pay is not that great for high travel jobs; similar roles in other industries are probably paid 20-100% higher.

Too many people clogging the system (see lifetime employment), upward movement only happens from attrition and rarely from newly created positions. Cream of the crop talent doesn't rise to the top, they leave and then those roles are filled by tenure not aptitude.

Philosophical and communication disconnects between the field offices and TMS (Headquarters).

TMS upper management is not very dynamic or progressive and very reactionary; hopefully the Japanese don't give them too much control because I don't trust they are innovative or can lead the brand into new avenues that the future will necessitate.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hope is not a strategy. If you can't find a way to promote young talent, they will leave. They might end up at competitors that offer faster advancement and take the knowledge learned at Toyota and apply it in an organization open to new ideas and innovation.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Toyota, MS

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Blue Springs, MS
    Current Employee - Team Member in Blue Springs, MS

    I have been working at Toyota full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is on par with area plant is located. Not great, but not below other manufacturing plants in the area.

    Cons

    Middle management is HORRENDOUS!!!!! Lot of Texas group leaders who came to MS treating people as if we had just crossed the border from Mexico. Promotions are very political and are not based on knowledge or seniority. Who you befriend of kiss up to is how you are promoted. Not really a union person, but a union is definitely needed as soon as possible before any more growth is done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the people and they will take care of Toyota.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great company, no benefits.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Valet in Hollywood, FL
    Current Employee - Valet in Hollywood, FL

    I have been working at Toyota full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Easy, idiot-proof, the time goes by fast.

    Cons

    No benefits, subcontracted company so you file your own taxes. Bogus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keeping the service department more tidy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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