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Toyota Boshoku Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
45 Reviews
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45 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Toyota Boshoku

    Pros

    Would be that you either work days or nights and you meet some great people along the way, most of the team leads are great at showing you the ropes. Also the pay is good bi-weekly, and benefits are great as well

    Cons

    Would be you suppose to get off at 3:15 but sometimes in up working til 5:00, sometimes you have to work six days a week, you got some of the employer that want to be boss as we call them know it all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people that come in everyday and do that job and stop acting like you know more because you're in an office sit down position and not on the floor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great Benefits, Below Average Salary, Poor Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Erlanger, KY
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Erlanger, KY

    I worked at Toyota Boshoku full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Show up, do your work, and you will always have a job. Co-workers, (below upper management level) are for the most part good to work with. Company stresses that employees respect and embrace cultural differences and backs this up by hiring people with a wide variety of cultures and beliefs. Office equipment and environment is modern and up to date.

    Cons

    Artificial customer deadlines, poor inter-department trust and communication, and high turnover rate make this a difficult place to work. HR will tout flexible hours, but in reality you are asked to take an hour for lunch, and almost no one leaves before 5:00.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in management that is not temporary from Japan, and is willing to make tough decisions and changes. Restructure to minimize inter-department conflict and encourage cooperation. Shift focus from "procedure" to "results."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Its ok

    Current Employee - Weld Manufacturing in Mantachie, MS
    Current Employee - Weld Manufacturing in Mantachie, MS

    I have been working at Toyota Boshoku full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Its no swing shift,you're either on nights or days. The pay and benefits are pretty good. Plenty of overtime!!!

    Cons

    Poor Management, never really have contact with them unless you are in trouble.

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  5.  

    Company Lost It's Way

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, IN

    I worked at Toyota Boshoku

    Pros

    1. Some good people really trying.

    Cons

    1. Japanese management doesn't understand problems or how to run company.
    2. Low pay.
    3. Long hours.
    4. Poor equipment.
    5. Poor product design.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address issues listed above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A lot of work and not a lot of success

    Former Employee - Supply Chain Intern
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Intern

    I worked at Toyota Boshoku full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Automotive manufacturing and a lot of room for growth

    Cons

    unorganized, living in the 90's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire young talent

  7.  

    Decent Pay Good benefits, have been working there for years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Team Member in Elmira, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Team Member in Elmira, CA

    I have been working at Toyota Boshoku full-time

    Pros

    I made good money for just having my high school diploma. fifty thousand a year because of my crazy overtime. The benefits are some of the best out there 100% for dental, vision, medical, and 400 dollars for massage (the legit kind, no happy ending) ;) Safe clean environment reliable hours and pay. Quarterly bonus between 100 and 300 dollars.

    Cons

    Too much physical demand on the employees body, money could have been much better 20.30 dollars an hour top rate for that kind of stress was not enough.

    45 cent raise in the last 6 years is a kick in the nuts!. work quarters are too long! 2 hours and 15 minutes for both quarters in the morning and 1 hour 55 minutes for both quarters in the afternoon and than 55 minutes of overtime every day, makes for a good paycheck but an utterly exhausted and stressed out team member.

    You also cant make mistakes ever, not once. If you do you are mocked talked down too scolded like a child and generally disliked.

    Even when a mistake is made by another department you are supposed to get support to fix it but many times you just have to deal with it yourself and not slow down or stop the work/assembly line, and if you do they don't care they just blame you and make you feel like garbage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people who are not just good at the job (seat assembly), but also good at working with and motivating people.

    Stop overworking and underpaying people, Minimum wage increased 3 dollars an hour in the past 6 years and the top rate at Boshoku increased 45 cents (at least keep up with increased cost of living).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Toyota Boshoku full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Good People, Jobs are pretty easy

    Cons

    Pay, Senior Management does not know what they are doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a Japanese Company, quit trying to be a American Company and quit trying to run this place like JCI or Magna

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    So far so good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer

    I have been working at Toyota Boshoku full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a small company so you get to know most of the people.
    Friendly Environment.
    No/minimal Overtime.
    Stress Free.

    Cons

    Decisions making process long but then this can be the case anywhere !
    Benefit package is O.K but not great.

    Pretty small gym: if you want to consider that as a con.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The smartest and most talented walk straight out those doors.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Salaried Exempt in Lawrenceville, IL
    Former Employee - Salaried Exempt in Lawrenceville, IL

    I worked at Toyota Boshoku full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Having Toyota in the name will help you to eventually transition into an actual Toyota Production System based company that actually values people and compensates fairly.

    Cons

    The treatment of team members and office staff is terrible. The top American Leadership at the Lawrenceville Illinois facility is severely underqualified and is constantly undermining anyone who dares to step up and challenge the poor current conditions. Also, for salaried exempt; anything less than a twelve hour day is considered an anomaly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See the definition of "insanity."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Process Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Toyota Boshoku

    Pros

    Toyota is in the name

    Cons

    Poor Management
    Plant runs over capacity
    Too Many Hours
    Not Enough People
    Team Members Have Bad Attitude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work Life Balance
    Hire More People

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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