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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Toyota

Pros

Great company, good long term security. Highly motivated peers, continuous improvement is a way of life. Be prepared for long hours and hard work, but reward is fulfillment and opportunities.

Cons

Long hours, OK pay, not going to get rich here. Must be OK w/ Japanese culture and production demands in every project.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep focus on customers...which includes employees throughout. More learning and opportunities for career relocation are good for those who want to flourish.

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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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