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Toyota Reviews in Ann Arbor, MI

Updated July 8, 2014
Updated July 8, 2014
242 Reviews

3.7
242 Reviews
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Toyota President and Representative Director Akio Toyoda
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/Life Balance is great and a friendly work environment (in 17 reviews)

  • Good pay, Benefits Good work life balance (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • For design staff the work-life balance is typically severe (in 15 reviews)

  • Long hours, politics and varied growth pipelines without cross-function (in 13 reviews)

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    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Op  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Ann Arbor, MI

    Pros

    Stable, big name, nice managers, nice people, overtime, good benefits and more. Overall a great company to work for as a Co-Op.

    Cons

    Some of the people in TRINA are weird. Also a no professional reference policy makes it difficult to get a reference which is important for Co-Ops.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    TOYOTA TEMA Research and Development in MIchigan - Do NOT work at Toyota in Ann Arbor, MI or York, MI

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI

    Pros

    The English speaking Team Members (for the most part) are easy to work with. They are very patient and understand that some of the some technical issues take time to resolve.

    Cons

    As a contractor, I am basically ignored by all levels of management. This is no exaggeration. I mean I am literally ignored. I have made an effort to bust my butt every day and be outgoing but it doesn't matter at all. Even if I play "the game" bu going to various company functions (lunches, potlucks, etc), I am still ignored. Not even so much as a "hello, how are you today?" or a "thanks for your help on xyz project." Plus, the managers cherry-pick people for jobs. So if your contract house doesn't tell you about a new position, you will not hear about it until after it has been filled. And that's if the contract house was even told about the job!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transition contractors to Team Members after 6 months or a year. Otherwise, the turn over will remain at its very high levels. Stop with the "s/he wasn't a good fit." No, you need to pay attention to contractors if you want them to stay. It is that simply. Ignore your employees and they will leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    informative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Skill Trades  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Skill Trades in Ann Arbor, MI

    Pros

    a good awareness for safety

    Cons

    I didn't get a chance to be unployed long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needed to show more leadership

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    long-term

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-Op  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Ann Arbor, MI

    Pros

    nice people, hard working but would like to get more closure

    Cons

    no understanding of advancement oppertunites, much less job prospects

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    The Bridge on the River Kwai without an Alec Guiness

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer  in  Saline, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Saline, MI

    Pros

    Job Security, but you must work harder during the peaks than your contemporaries at domestic OEMs

    Cons

    TMC Japan is manipulative and distrusting of opinions outside Japan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put down the team member surveys and pick-up a book on employee motivation

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience, limited growth potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI

    Pros

    Ability to contribute early on in career and ability to develop into the position.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance and move upward once developed into a position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need future career/responsibility growth

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