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Toro Company Reviews in Bloomington, MN

Updated Jul 10, 2014

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3.4 17 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Toro Company Chairman, President, and CEO Michael J. Hoffman

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91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good place to work. Good people. Management so-so.

    Lead Database Administrator (Former Employee) Bloomington, MN

    ProsThe co-workers were the best part of the job. Lots of interesting people. The pay was good, in good times. The company had a decent work ethic.

    ConsSome of the middle managers were incompetent in both their area of supposed expertise and managing skills.
    HR was helpful and considerate when it came to benefits, etc. but worthless when it came to conflicts between management and employee. You knew you were screwed if the manager didn't like you. No objectivity at all on the part of HR in those issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure the people you hire as direct reports aren't idiots. Negotiate and arbitrate disagreements between workers and supervisors objectively.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for outside of Finance.

    Finance (Current Employee) Bloomington, MN

    ProsTerrific overall work ethic, positive culture, terrific spirit of giving back and people want to do the right thing right!
    Outstanding products.

    ConsThe Finance department is stretched too thin, and work/job volume output is completely unrealistic. No ability to take advantage of half day Fridays in summer, use all if allotted vacation time and no respect for people's personal time or commitments. This is primarily due to CFO change.
    I've been with Toro for a long time, but the past three years have been a real disappointment from a senior management standpoint.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBenefits in the organization should be administered the same in all departments. It's only a benefit if you can use it.
    Expect the same moral compass to be modeled by the C-level executives as is expected from all Toro staff.
    Keep sharing information, and recognize people (maybe choose a few new folks for recognition instead of the same handful over and over again)

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    Great intern experience

    Intern (Former Employee) Bloomington, MN

    ProsToro is unique because its a very old school atmosphere. It seems like everyone's been there for decades and its a very comfortable and nice atmosphere.

    ConsThe work environment can feel dangerously "Office Space" like with elevator music playing in the halls and a generally sterile vibe.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake risks.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Conservative organization struggling to free itself of it's history

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Bloomington, MN

    ProsThe people. There are unfavorable people in every company but at Toro there are far more good people that want to help you succeed.
    Good stock performance
    Good product line for the most part

    ConsSystems in engineering and around the organization are stitched together with either a poor connection or implemented in a way to match the process defined over a decade ago rather than what is possible and value added for the workflow
    Relies too heavily on tribal knowledge and requires you to become a who you know person in order to perform

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the systems to improve productivity. I estimate engineering systems perform at roughly 35% of optimal.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company and a great culture

    Information Services Developer (Current Employee) Bloomington, MN

    ProsToro IS is a great place to learn and become better at.

    ConsThe neighborhood is a little expensive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Solid summer internship, but doesn't offer full time opportunities to afterwards

    Finance Intern (Former Employee) Bloomington, MN

    ProsGained broad experience with finance and MS Excel.

    ConsToro uses the internship program to fill a need in the summer rather than develop future employees. No full-time offers are made to interns after graduation. Few job openings are created and mainly arise from an old employee leaving

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ethical results-driven company, great place to work.

    Law Clerk (Current Employee) Bloomington, MN

    ProsKnowledgeable, friendly, and supportive co-workers.

    ConsAverage employee age is older than at some other local companies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing management and great relationships

    Advanced Desktop Intern (Former Employee) Bloomington, MN

    ProsManagement is very transparent
    I was given lots of responsibility very early
    Lots of feedback on your progress as an intern
    Great location
    Golf course in the back
    Great mentors
    Management values loyalty to company and will take care if you if you give it back

    ConsProjects not very interesting
    Very tight budget
    Outdated technology
    Older company (not very many young people)
    Not very diverse employees (lots of white people)

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up your amazing feedback! Love it!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Bloomington, MN

    ProsOhk place to work as a intern.

    ConsYou will not learn much .

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    The grass really is greener here!

    Marketing Communications Specialist (Former Employee) Bloomington, MN

    ProsGreat location, fair & equal treatment of all employees, great benefits, generous vacation time, honest co-workers, great two-way communication top to lower levels & up again, everyone is valued and recognized for their contributions.

    ConsPeople are so happy working at Toro, they don't leave. You must be patient therefore when wanting to move up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat job! I no longer work as an employee for Toro, but follow on social media sites. Keep up the outstanding work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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