Toyota Financial Services

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Toyota Financial Services Reviews in Torrance, CA

Updated June 30, 2014
Updated June 30, 2014
89 Reviews
3.3
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Takuo Sasaki
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-Life balance is very good, they recently made their same day time off program more flexible (in 12 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good tuition assistance program (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Does not promote based on merit (in 3 reviews)

  • Mostly due to the economy and initiatives to cutback, there is currently little room for growth/promotion (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    challenging role

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    Former Employee - QA Lead  in  Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - QA Lead in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Toyota Financial Services as a contractor

    Pros

    I have great experience of learning how to conduct meeting and discuss QA strategy and estimation with the stake holders. there is a lot of learning potential in this company.

    Cons

    high pressure environment sometimes affects the work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    TFS Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Toyota Financial Services as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company culture
    Family vibe
    Great Managment
    People actually care
    Perks of inusion

    Cons

    No meausrable means of advancement due to budget.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    measurable means of advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company but change resistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Toyota Financial Services full-time

    Pros

    Great people willing to go the extra mile to help you out
    Company takes care of its people with incredible benefits
    Workplace flexibility options
    Excellent company reputation and socially responsible in the community
    Focus on leadership development and career development (lateral moves common)
    Opportunities to lead in capacity outside your role (volunteering, employee resource groups)

    Cons

    Company is very slow to change and change resistant
    Long tenure employees contribute to doing things the same way, particularly at middle management level
    Lack of opportunity to advance and promotional decisions not always based on merit
    Not leveraging continuous improvement mindset and methods as much as you would expect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to create further openness to new ideas and doing things differently

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  5.  

    TFS is a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Toyota Financial Services full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    TFS encourages change and innovation with its employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes, change is slow but everything is thought out and consensus is paramount.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More openness and consideration is needed from upper-management to engage employees at all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Toyota Financial Services full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    Everyone is friendly
    Good Benefits
    The company cares about its employees and the brand.

    Cons

    Hard to grow in this company. Managers have been with the company for more than 15 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Very people friendly environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Toyota Financial Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Top 10 brand name
    - 9/80 schedule option
    - Flexible work arrangements
    - Excellent discount car leasing program
    - Gym and rental car service on campus

    Cons

    - Salaries are mid tier
    - Highly collaborative culture, so things can move at a snail's pace
    - Lots of lifers at the company so creativity and innovation could be better
    - Not as collaborative between different divisions
    - They're moving to Plano, TX!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more competitive with base salaries, and not just rely on the Toyota brand name to attract top talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Once in a Lifetime!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern  in  Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Toyota Financial Services as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I felt like I could really do what I wanted and advance in any field. The company culture was phenomenal and they really stick to Kaizen, their way of life and company culture.

    Cons

    I have no cons! I wish I stayed longer I suppose! I wish to go back one day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Network as much as possible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging and Engaging, but Bureaucratic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Toyota Financial Services as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Talented professionals, good support system, cooperative spirit, generally good hours, challenging projects, good pay

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, difficult to innovate, solutions not leading-edge, contractors are "second-class citizens"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus in IT needs to be more on innovation and moving at the speed of the Business and less on process and bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    customer service

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    Former Employee - Customer Account Representative  in  Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Account Representative in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Toyota Financial Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    very good company to work for

    Cons

    need to hire more full time and perm employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away if you are young.

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Toyota Financial Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits. Work schedule. Vehicle lease program. Job stability. Brand. Diversity. Employee development. But stay away if you are young.

    Cons

    Does not promote based on merit. Pay is below market. Lots of dead weight and abrasive people sitting around because the company doesn't do layoffs. So again, stay away if you are young.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink about your HR strategy to attract and keep younger talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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