Toyota Boshoku

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Toyota Boshoku Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
39 Reviews
2.6
39 Reviews
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  1.  

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

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    • 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
  2.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Automotive manufacturing and a lot of room for growth

    Cons

    unorganized, living in the 90's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire young talent

  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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 an 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
  6.  

    The smartest and most talented walk straight out those doors.

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    • 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
  7.  

    Process Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  8.  

    Revolving door

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member in Princeton, IN
    Current Employee - Team Member in Princeton, IN

    I have been working at Toyota Boshoku full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are OK, but not great. Starting pay not terrible but most places a little better.

    Cons

    No reason to keep working there.person who has been there 3 years makes as much as someone who has been there ten or fifteen. Six or Seven days a week mostly 12 hr days. Most new employees are felons on work release. Hire people off the street with no skills or education to be middle management. No bonus structure. Management doesn't care about you or your family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen,See what is going on. Try to help

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Long hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech in Lawrenceville, IL
    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech in Lawrenceville, IL

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

    Pros

    You make good money working long unnecessary hours.

    Cons

    No free time to spend said money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Failure by Design

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Princeton, IN
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Princeton, IN

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

    Pros

    Good Insurance and nothing else.

    Cons

    Senior Management positions are a revolving door. In 2 years we've had 4 different plant managers, 4 different Ops managers, and 7 different HR managers. Its a caustic culture where they use people up physically, mentally and emotionally and then disgard them like trash. They refuse to invest in continuous improvement, preventative maint, or training. They have the "Toyota" name, but don't understand or embrace the Toyota Production System or Toyota Way concerning employee satisfaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    High stress, fair pay

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

    I worked at Toyota Boshoku full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fair pay, good benefits, plenty of overtime.

    Cons

    Office politics leads to lack of inter-departmental support. The simplest tasks often are lost in bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meetings are a means to come together to find solutions, not a means to demean those under you. I'm looking at you Mark Boren...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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