Toro Company
3.6 of 5 39 reviews
www.thetorocompany.com Bloomington, MN 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 10, 2014

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93% Approve of the CEO

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

Michael J. Hoffman

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90% 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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    Solid Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCorporate employees great to work with!

    ConsUpper management seemed rigid and avoided change. Slow to react.

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

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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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    Horrible.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people on the lines are wonderful, and care about quality and building a quality product. However, it is sad to see the line workers mistreated.

    ConsMy job was totally misrepresented, and the ethics were atrocious. I have seen it all. Theft. Deception.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't try to achieve financial goals by suspending operating budgets for the last four months of the fiscal year. Yes, there will be return on shareholder equity, but the business units are junkyards.

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    Best civilian Job I Ever Had

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Abilene, TX

    ProsFriendship, camaraderie, the work/life balance

    Consthere are no cons to this job

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you do best

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCollaborative and friendly environment
    Variety of things to do and learn
    Great balance between work and life
    Lots to give back to the community
    Appreciation of new ideas

    ConsNot much opportunity for growth
    Tough to bring about change (but not impossible)
    Staffing is usually short even in crucial departments

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    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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    Family Values first

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsFamily comes first, work second

    ConsDifficult to advance within the company

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

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