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Toyota Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
242 Reviews

3.7
242 Reviews
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Toyota President and Representative Director Akio Toyoda
Akio Toyoda
93 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/Life Balance is great and a friendly work environment (in 17 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    salary

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Everything is great, nothing that you have to be concern

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Some good some bad

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    Current Employee - Specialist  in  Erlanger, KY
    Current Employee - Specialist in Erlanger, KY

    Pros

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

    Cons

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    Technology is way out of date.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great learning experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Service Manager  in  Mechanicsville, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Service Manager in Mechanicsville, VA

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Corporate Job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance is great and a friendly work environment

    Cons

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

  6.  

    Overwhelming

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Easley, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Easley, SC

    Pros

    The people you work with, the people you meet

    Cons

    Lousy 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Professional

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Waukesha, WI

    Pros

    100 % commission compensation for talent and hard work

    Cons

    dealing with the public as in any sales

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent company to work at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Skill Maintenance  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Skill Maintenance in San Antonio, TX

    Pros

    This company compensated the hard work of all their employees. There is a lot of overtime available if you want to take it.

    Cons

    Sometimes working rotation shift is hard for people with family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep recognizing the employees for their hard work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fierce Competition.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Car Salesman  in  Van Nuys, CA
    Former Employee - Car Salesman in Van Nuys, CA

    Pros

    The most important things I learned at Toyota were the ability to negotiate and how to pick up on customer nuances. Selling automobiles is one of the most difficult sales you'll ever make so to do it well, repeatedly, makes a way for your selling muscles to flex.

    Cons

    Not doing well and getting blown out for lack of production. Being intimidated by others in the sales force. Not making enough money to pay your bills because you have yet to succeed as being a closer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your people well and they will in turn serve to make life easy for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Multi-National organization with huge upside

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager  in  Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager in Torrance, CA

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to work in different areas.

    Cons

    There is a large contractor work force, and the actual employee work force is small in comparison. This means that there is quite a bit of fluidity in the environment, and there are many times where knowledge has not been properly transferred.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure employees have the proper background/training for the function they are performing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very Fun Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Automotive Technician  in  Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Automotive Technician in Kirkland, WA

    Pros

    Managers know what they are doing. There is a ton of training and no one is uptight like I've experienced at other shops. I've wanted to go back just for the people. The environment is always friendly and never stressed. If you mess up, they help you instead of blame you. Just don't do it more than 3 times

    Cons

    Pay is too low. Lot's of construction always going on and you have to get there 30 min early just to park a half mile down the road and wait for a shuttle in muddy water. Not my favorite

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay me more so I can come back to work for you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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