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Toyota Motor Sales Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
144 Reviews

3.9
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Toyota Motor Sales Chairman & CEO Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Yoshimi Inaba
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company really cares about their employees and their work/life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Great benefits, including a pension that most companies no longer offer (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes work life balance can be challenging (in 7 reviews)

  • Very hierarchical which results in traditional decision-making happening at the top and behind closed doors (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Toyota Motor Sales is a well-run company that values its employees and acts with integrity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Infrastructure Analyst  in  Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Infrastructure Analyst in Torrance, CA

    Pros

    Toyota does things right, and always goes first class. They send their associates to technical training courses, seminars and career building events such as VMWorld, and pay for everything. They don't skimp on the computers or anything else in the environment. From the time you set foot on the campus, you can see quality in everything they do. It was an honor to work there as an associate.

    Cons

    They are a bit old school, and aren't open to innovations like telecommuting. When i was there I could have done 99% of my job from home, but they always told me that they are a car company, and they want people driving their company lease cars to work so they can see their smiling faces every day. Their senior management also tends not to be very technically astute, and are easily swayed by chummy vendors into mandating less than optimal technology choices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your technical people. For instance, your main internet-facing websites are all powered by Apache and J2EE on Unix/Linux, and yet your culture is very microsoft centric, causing you to tend to hire windows jockeys almost exclusively, and then you wonder why it's so hard to find a good Unix guru in house. There's a real disconnect there, but also a real opportunity to be seized if you dare.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Torrance, CA

    Pros

    Many career opportunities for people who work hard and are in it for the long haul.

    Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Decision making is slower than most people would like.

    Many field positions require you to be connected nearly 24/7 and complete reports on the weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep taking great care of your people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A flexible place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Center Operations  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Data Center Operations in Torrance, CA

    Pros

    Management seems to be fair and care about employees. Some levels of associates are allowed to work from home. The headquarters has a gym. Multiple cafeterias.

    Cons

    The technology is a bit behind the times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take Kaizen seriously. Work more toward industry best practices.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Management is lacking

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement Analyst  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Procurement Analyst in Torrance, CA

    Pros

    It is a very stable company with good benefits (healthcare, 401k, pension program) But they are moving the HQ to Texas and are planning to "Harmonize" (downgrade) the benefits program when they move to Texas.

    Cons

    Management does not care about associates. It is no longer a team atmosphere. There is no advancement opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    A New Toyota

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales/Marketing Admin  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Sales/Marketing Admin in Torrance, CA

    Pros

    Overall, very good benefits with lower than average pay. Opportunities to redefine your career by working in a variety of positions.

    Cons

    Recently, Toyota has veered away from its stability and "Respect for People". It surprised all of the Headquarter associates with an announcement that they are relocating to Texas, with no forewarning and just after a major internal re-org. Future stability and treatment of employees appear negative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will rapidly lose the most important asset, people, and trust if you continue with your current business methods and shake-ups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Toyota is a great company to work for. Diversity and Inclusion are key virtues of the company culture.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA

    Pros

    Communication from Executives is an open book and accessible.

    Cons

    Jobs are generally hired within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company but tough career growth opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA

    Pros

    Great Culture.
    Family oriented.
    9/80.
    Great car lease

    Cons

    Change is very slow at the company.
    It is very tough to move up in the company but they try to get you to move laterally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start grooming associates to become the next managers.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company. Lots of opportunity.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Planning  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Product Planning in Torrance, CA

    Pros

    Huge, dynamic company that always innovates, improves & inspires.
    Opportunity for cross department movement (better than any company in this regard.)
    Visibility & direct involvement with top management.
    Overtime Eligible
    Every other Friday off
    I'm proud to work here!
    I'm challenged and satisfied with the work I do.
    I look up to and respect my managers and VP's.
    Lots of smart, innovative people!
    Pension! Yes, even in 2014!
    No one leaves because it's a dream come true. Trust me. Toyota is the 4th company I've worked for and I'll never leave. I wake up content and motivated in going to work each day.

    Cons

    Slow decision making.
    Not big on titles. A "senior" executive in entertainment will come in as a band 3 "administrator" here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A wonderful company that takes care of its associates.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Administrator  in  Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Administrator in Torrance, CA

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package, many learning opportunities, and many amazing leaders.

    Cons

    Long hours and demanding management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See that worker bees get credit for their work as many line managers sit back, enjoy perks, and accept recognition not deserved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was an eye opening experience, both good and bad.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Planning  in  Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Product Planning in Torrance, CA

    Pros

    Methodical, process focused and quality of work is highly regarded. The benefit was great. They provide a lot of information resources for our line of work.

    Cons

    Due to the great benefits, the opportunity for upward movement is scarce. Dealing with the politics were tough to get use to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please allow for out of the box thinking, be flexible and allow for quicker execution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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