Toro Company Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Toro Company Chairman, President, and CEO Michael J. Hoffman
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Pros
  • good pay and relaxed work environment (in 3 reviews)

  • Nice people, many of whom have a strong work ethic (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Long tenure and slow-no turnaround provides for very little growth opportunities (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great Place to Work for Contractor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sourcing/Buyer/Planner in Farmington, MN
    Former Employee - Sourcing/Buyer/Planner in Farmington, MN

    I worked at Toro Company (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time as a contractor.

    Cons

    Contract only; wish it could have been perm.


  2. Inside Sales Representative

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Toro Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I loved working there!! Great people and good work atmosphere! People stat at Toro a long time!

    Cons

    Not very progressive for women, benefits are average

    Advice to Management

    Take a few more risks/forward thinking... Toro has great products and a great reputation but should move a little closer to the modern business model for manufacturing. Mike Hoffman is a wonderful CEO and human being!


  3. Systems Support

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Support in Lyndale, MN
    Current Employee - Systems Support in Lyndale, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toro Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great products. Average pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    The company is running very lean. Functional groups are purposely setup with conflict in mind for the purpose for working together to find the best solution, but the result is friction, frustration and slow results.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen the reigns on manpower a little, give people the time to do their jobs


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  5. Marketing Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Toro Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Company! Great people! Flexible and family friendly! Toro is know throughout the world and it is nice to represent a high quality product wherever you go.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are limited.


  6. Decent Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Technician in Tomah, WI
    Current Employee - Quality Technician in Tomah, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Toro Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay. Good people to work for and with, only a few exceptions. Company is always looking for ways to grow. Ethics and quality always pushed.

    Cons

    As previous reviewers have mentioned, a little slow to make moves. It seems approval to implement decisions has to come from a long way up the ladder. Sometimes responsibilities are not clearly defined especially for support areas.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your people a little more. If decisions need to be made up the ladder make them quicker don't leave us hanging on the manufacturing floor. Define more clearly what responsibilities are for each dept.


  7. Solid Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toro Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, genuinely nice co workers.

    Cons

    Company is a bit conservative.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good people, work-life balance and pay. Proud to work for a company with such a solid reputation.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Graphic Design Specialist in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Associate Graphic Design Specialist in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toro Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are great for the most part, generous time off, lots of opportunity to get involved. A lot of people have been around for 8+ years and remain very loyal and hardworking.

    Cons

    Overall they are behind on technology (speaking internally, I think highly of the products) and can be slow moving to get necessary approvals.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on building and evolving the brand, the world is changing! It's hard to try new things when you're already swamped, increase headcount!


  9. Overall, really enjoy working here

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at Toro Company full-time

    Pros

    Company stresses a few things that I like. Quality. Customer relationships. Ethics. Giving back to the community. Makes you feel good about the company and about the product we build.

    Cons

    Kind of a slow-paced company. Main frustration is that a few employees seem like "dead wood" and the company does nothing to eliminate or replace these people. For a for-profit company, seems a no-brainer to replace lame, unmotivated employees with hungry, motivated people.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the dead weight. Promote internally.


  10. H&S Administrator

    Current Employee - Health & Safety Administrator in Tomah, WI
    Current Employee - Health & Safety Administrator in Tomah, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toro Company (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very proactive, innovative and solid company

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons to working at Toro

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on!!


  11. Financial Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toro Company full-time

    Pros

    Great people values, culture, and strong upper management.

    Cons

    Career opportunities and developing employees for the next level.



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