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Gulf States Toyota Reviews

Updated December 29, 2014
Updated December 29, 2014
13 Reviews
3.4
13 Reviews
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Toby N. Hynes
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  1.  

    Field

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gulf States Toyota full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dealer/Client focused. Works to continue to build partnerships with clients so that distributor and dealership is as aligned as possible. Associate focused, excellent benefits. Hires experienced field reps to deliver best service to dealer clients

    Cons

    Career paths are not clear, Management changes have changed culture to a more corporate type than family type feel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to review performance of associates and provide a career path to high performers, especially those that aren't in the corporate office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    leather installer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gulf States Toyota

    Pros

    good benefits, people are friendly, installer are very knowledgeable

    Cons

    work schedule varies, management does not know what they are doing, the HR department is worthless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learne the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Everything that is described in previous reviews are lies, Mr friedkin employed alot of illegal aliens

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    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    There are very little pros at this company. Gst uses quality as a setback for employees to get fired.

    Cons

    The only good thing about gst is the day you get laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management only cares about making money and profits at any cost. This is why the former president of the company quit because of the money mongering fools that laid off alot of hard working peaple!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great job with good pay..

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    Current Employee - Installer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Installer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, great benefits, plenty of room for raises, a lot of hours

    Cons

    some times the hours can be overwhelming

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more involved in what the employs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    great products, arrogant executives

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Gulf States Toyota as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the product quaility really drove our sales

    Cons

    the leadership team took a lot of credit for the work of others, notably the toyota folks who created/desgined the great products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    realize you are the sales arm, you didnt build it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Healthy business but executive leadership is hobbled by ownership.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Gulf States Toyota full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, perks (vehicle program) and friendly culture.

    Cons

    Extremely cheap/frugal company so almost impossible to get funding for necessary projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push back on ownership and stop trying to save money today so we are prepared for tomorrow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Gulf States Toyota full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Perks, benefits and constant training. Their pursuit for perfection is incredible.

    Cons

    New management, from CEO to VP's changing a life long tradition of family values with pure business and no regards for any of the values that have been instill for generations. Its a new era at GST.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Receiving Associate in Sealy, TX
    Current Employee - Receiving Associate in Sealy, TX

    I have been working at Gulf States Toyota full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is decent for warehouse workers

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement, no training programs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give others more opportunity to develop more skills, more training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Evolving Culture

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Gulf States Toyota full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits great atmosphere to work in. Lots of focus towards hourly employee. Discount prices on new vehicle purchases

    Cons

    Long hours, schedule fluctuates, you never know if you are working weekends or holidays. Business is driven by constant fluctuation on product arrival factory demand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Not too much to complain about

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gulf States Toyota

    Pros

    Nice people; Good perks; Decent pay

    Cons

    They do not treat all their employees equally. There are definitely second class citizens

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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