Toyota
3.4 of 5 236 reviews
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Toyota Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.4 236 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Toyota President and Representative Director Akio Toyoda

Akio Toyoda

(90 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "It is a great working environment"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Good pay, Benefits Good work life balance"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "For design staff the work-life balance is typically severe"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Long hours, politics and varied growth pipelines without cross-function"
    in 13 reviews
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    It was an enjoyable place to work.

    Car Detailer (Former Employee)
    Altus, OK

    ProsI enjoy being around cars, so working at a car dealership felt natural for me. If you enjoy being around cars, then working for Toyota is a great place to be.

    ConsAs a car detailer, I was at the bottom of the totem pole, so I had to take orders from everyone, and it's difficult to satisfy everyone's desires, but that is to be expected in any lower position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust so long as things are moving forward, there's no reason to try to change anything.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome benefits and great work experience

    IT Professional (Current Employee)
    Torrance, CA

    ProsEasy culture, mostly 9-5, rewarding most of the time working with fun engaging people on projects, benefits are nice, get to drive a new car every year if you want, strong company values, always had strong managers who help meet your needs, not too cutthroat, rotations available if you seek them out. Exciting to work for strong automaker and national brand.

    ConsBig company disease is apparent, like anywhere else. Unnecessary processes and bureaucracy. Move to Texas I think will lose large portion of good talent. Not quick to be promoted and at certain point you have to give up some values to move high up. Wish more low performers were performance managed, surveys taken every year to improve, but same things come up, not safe to speak up, risk taking not encouraged.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpeak the truth not always the PR line. Let people work on extra curricular projects like Google, Intel. Reward risk taking.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Unprofessional atmoshpere in the dealership

    Porter (Former Employee)
    Orland Park, IL

    ProsAs a porter I was able to work outside

    ConsLack of training from middle level management

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more training in customer service

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    TOYOTA TEMA Research and Development in MIchigan - Do NOT work at Toyota in Ann Arbor, MI or York, MI

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Ann Arbor, MI

    ProsThe English speaking Team Members (for the most part) are easy to work with. They are very patient and understand that some of the some technical issues take time to resolve.

    ConsAs a contractor, I am basically ignored by all levels of management. This is no exaggeration. I mean I am literally ignored. I have made an effort to bust my butt every day and be outgoing but it doesn't matter at all. Even if I play "the game" bu going to various company functions (lunches, potlucks, etc), I am still ignored. Not even so much as a "hello, how are you today?" or a "thanks for your help on xyz project." Plus, the managers cherry-pick people for jobs. So if your contract house doesn't tell you about a new position, you will not hear about it until after it has been filled. And that's if the contract house was even told about the job!

    Advice to Senior ManagementTransition contractors to Team Members after 6 months or a year. Otherwise, the turn over will remain at its very high levels. Stop with the "s/he wasn't a good fit." No, you need to pay attention to contractors if you want them to stay. It is that simply. Ignore your employees and they will leave.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Corporate Job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork/Life Balance is great and a friendly work environment

    ConsHot in the summer. The garage tends to be hot in the summer but thats my only complaint.

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat salary, bonuses are great and the general manager is nice person

    ConsEverything is great, nothing that you have to be concern

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Some good some bad

    Specialist (Current Employee)
    Erlanger, KY

    ProsThere have been many "opportunities" to learn the Toyota way.
    Company philosophy is well-defined.

    ConsToo many managers, not enough workers.
    Technology is way out of date.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great learning experience

    Assistant Service Manager (Former Employee)
    Mechanicsville, VA

    ProsAbility to grow within the company, the balance of work and home life, constant training exercises to keep certificates up to date.

    Consupper management were new, building as going under a lot of remodeling at the time of employment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Waukesha, WI

    Pros100 % commission compensation for talent and hard work

    Consdealing with the public as in any sales

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overwhelming

    Anonymous (Current Employee)
    Easley, SC

    ProsThe people you work with, the people you meet

    ConsLousy sales training, tons of hours expected to work at straight commission. You lose your days off if you don't sell 7 cars by the 20th of the month, this goes for new people too.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter, slower,training. You would keep more new people if you didn't jam 20 pounds of carp in a five pound bag.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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