Toro Company

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Toro Company Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
43 Reviews
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    Business analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Toro Company as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative 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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Conservative organization struggling to free itself of it's history

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at Toro Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The 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

    Cons

    Systems 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company and a great culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Services Developer  in  Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Information Services Developer in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at Toro Company part-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The neighborhood is a little expensive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Family Values first

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at Toro Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Family comes first, work second

    Cons

    Difficult to advance within the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company - Turning 100 Years also old has it's disadvantages.

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Toro Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Love the company culture and the working environment. Reasonable expectations from every employee. Toro pushes quality of products, services and employee output.

    Cons

    This Company subsidies pay increases with Company Culture. Great Culture however, long-term employment at Toro does not get the kids thru College. Too many good employees lost to unheard request for pay for performance. Toro “Talks” a good game in regards to opportunity however, for Mid/Senior level management; however, there is little to no movement in your paycheck except for a select group. No Bonus' for Some Mid Managers while others are killing it...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to review Salary Benchmarking Policies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Intern  in  Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at Toro Company as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Gained broad experience with finance and MS Excel.

    Cons

    Toro 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work in Minnesota

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    Current Employee - CNC Machinist  in  Shakopee, MN
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Shakopee, MN

    I have been working at Toro Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits and wages Flexible with family obligations

    Cons

    Hard to get on 1st shift

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Union or not reward the harder working employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Ethical results-driven company, great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Law Clerk  in  Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Law Clerk in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at Toro Company as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Knowledgeable, friendly, and supportive co-workers.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    change

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Beatrice, NE
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Beatrice, NE

    I worked at Toro Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great managemenet, great product, hard working people

    Cons

    No very keen to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change or loose

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    The Toro Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Toro Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Toro identifies individuals with potential to be promoted and gives them the tools to succeed. There is very low turnover at the company as people take pride in what they do and who they work for. They take care of their employees and management is accessible all the way up to the CEO. They are quick to reward success.

    Cons

    Toro is not quick to terminate employment, even if some people deserve it. You may find yourself picking up the slack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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