Toyota Industries Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Good place to work with room for improvement

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

    I have been working at Toyota Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable, great benefits, lots of training, people care about each other, most of management team listens and cares and tries hard. High tech, new equipment, great maintenance team, big investment in mostly rural / agricultural area.(Most) Everyone is trying very hard to do well. Promote from within (mostly).

    Cons

    Hot, long hours in some areas, poor communication from Japan HQ about some things, some mid level staff are over their heads, needs more community involvement, better pay raises, do some more things for employees. Things change without enough communication. Takes too long to hire people when someone gets promoted or transfers or leaves, then we have to rush to try to get the new person trained and then they don't know what they're doing before they get cleared to work on their own, and then we ALL suffer with low production and quality problems. Japanese managers and visitors work hard and want to help, but don't communicate enough with Americans, maybe they can't or don't understand how we do things over here. Too slow to make changes that are needed for people and for better results.

    Advice to Management

    More training for leaders. Show employees you really care, don't just say it. Give better pay raises or people are going to go work other places that are hiring now - got to keep up with what other company's are paying or you're going to lose good people at every level in all departments. Hire and replace people faster... why does it take soooo long to hire people? Be more flexible with some policies. Japanese need to trust Americans more and communicate better.


  2. Company Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Toyota Industries

    Pros

    Toyota is committed to the Associates and provides a stable work environment and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Toyota is very demanding and expects long hours from its employees.


  3. This place is a joke

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Upper Management in Pendergrass, GA
    Current Employee - Upper Management in Pendergrass, GA

    I have been working at Toyota Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work is easy and nobody cares about quality. All they worry about is hitting their target every night. Clock in do whatever and get a pay check. Great stepping stone.

    Cons

    Human resource, management, supervisor, and team leaders. Worst management I've ever worked for. Issues never get resolved, ridiculous counter measure that never work like the "white X", lazy maintenance that sits in the break room, under paid CNC operators, Kimata is oblivious to this problem. This is a wake up call get a new staff.

    Advice to Management

    Won't listen anyway.


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  5. Great Opportunity, Poor Location

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

    I worked at Toyota Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High degree of responsibility Plenty of opportunity for advancement and expatriate assignments Plenty of visibility with key corporate decision makers

    Cons

    Poor company culture Terrible headquarters location- difficult to attract high level talent Corporate politics often hindered progress Poor work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Learn to work together and consider moving corporate functions to a legitimate city. Company coasted too much on name and not enough on providing a positive, welcoming work environment in a location that is exciting and intriguing to young professionals.


  6. Great job, terrible career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Control in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Production Control in Columbus, IN

    I have been working at Toyota Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people, location, onsite medical, medical benefits. Job security. Could be a great place if they cleaned house and invested in high performers.

    Cons

    Too many managers, few leaders. Compensation is subpar. Education is unimportant. Coasters paradise. Unethical practices by former management.

    Advice to Management

    Work on attracting better talent, retain for high performers, stop promoting people above there abilities. Regain the trust of your employees.


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    Work Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Support in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - IT Support in Columbus, IN

    I have been working at Toyota Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There were a lot of learning opportunities and a good variety of projects to grow and take on. We supported numerous customers across the country. Smart team of technical people provided a good environment to incubate ideas. Good opportunity for low level technicians.

    Cons

    Pay scale was not on par with industry standard. Company did not acknowledge increased job duties or additional school/certifications. Too many chefs in the kitchen.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your quality employees and quit allowing them to leave. That is causing a tremendous drain on talent and skills. Allow your leaders to lead and not change strategic direction at every turn.


  8. Tica has great benefits, but that's it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNC Machine in Jefferson, GA
    Former Employee - CNC Machine in Jefferson, GA

    I worked at Toyota Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and made good friends

    Cons

    Terrible management (entry level management), favoring others to promotion, extremely hot environment, hours changing at last min, there policy is a little reckless, most of all salary is poor. Managers are even under paid so no one really cares.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management!!!!! Or pay for better management. Tica has to many flaws to stay working there. Get better security due to thieft, vandalizing vehicles and that bomb threat from last month. And a new improve policy that doesn't take away from the worker but benefits them.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great company to gain experience. Poor compensation.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Engineering Department in Pendergrass, GA
    Current Employee - Production Engineering Department in Pendergrass, GA

    I have been working at Toyota Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent management lower to upper. Good opportunities to learn a lot. Great health benefits.

    Cons

    Not a stressful job, but cultural expectations and understaffing result in need to put in long days and weekends. Poor compensation. Salary is

    Advice to Management

    Increase compensation.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Design Engineer for forklift components

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

    I have been working at Toyota Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good benefits, good experience working with a variety of people of varying experiences and capabilities

    Cons

    low compensation for the area, long hours may be required, limited upward mobility, a lot of turn around due to lack of respect for management and therefore a lot of inexperience in the dept., poor management

    Advice to Management

    listen to what your employees have to say, take actions on their comments, respect their opinions


  11. Helpful (2)

    Stability is good but it ain't everything.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Toyota Industries

    Pros

    Stability and growth if you want to work in the auto industry. Others are cutting back but Toyota is not. You really have to try hard to get fired from Toyota.

    Cons

    Culture and language barriers. Toyota is looking to cut costs and west coast employee raises are below the inflation rate so annual income drops every year. In Michigan, there are opportunities to grow but on the west coast, the company is stagnating with the possibility that all CA and AZ jobs will move to MI in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Heed the dissatisfaction of the work force. When your annual raise is less than inflation, the workforce tends to look for money elsewhere and that is at other firms. Unless they treat technical staff like the professionals that they are rather then like assembly line workers, they will take their institutional knowledge and leave.



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