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Toyota Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
268 Reviews
3.7
268 Reviews
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Toyota President and Representative Director Akio Toyoda
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • plenty of opportunities to learn (in 10 reviews)

  • family working environment, good benefits, with gym, basketball and badminton court (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • For design staff the work-life balance is typically severe (in 16 reviews)

  • Long hours, politics and varied growth pipelines without cross-function (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fierce Competition.

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    Former Employee - Car Salesman in Van Nuys, CA
    Former Employee - Car Salesman in Van Nuys, CA

    I worked at Toyota full-time (more than an year)

    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
  2.  

    Multi-National organization with huge upside

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Toyota full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
  3.  

    Life and times at Toyota

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    Current Employee - Production Team Member in Georgetown, KY
    Current Employee - Production Team Member in Georgetown, KY

    I have been working at Toyota full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable work. Health insurance is offered.

    Cons

    Pay keeps going down every year because they don't keep up with inflation with 10 cent increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share some of the successes with the team members financially like ford and gm always have

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very Fun Job

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    Former Employee - Automotive Technician in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Automotive Technician in Kirkland, WA

    I worked at Toyota full-time (more than an year)

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging

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    Former Employee - Skilled Trades in Georgetown, KY
    Former Employee - Skilled Trades in Georgetown, KY

    I worked at Toyota full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    On the Skilled Trades end of things, Toyota is very organized and structured in their Control Network. There are a lot of knowledgeable team members, team leaders, and group leaders who share their knowledge with each other. If a person is looking to learn Six Sigma practices, then Toyota is a great place to take advantage of these concepts. They also cross-train employees which benefits the company and employee. There are lots of opportunity to learn current technology, lean business concepts, and continuous improvement procedures.

    Cons

    With the company being so large, sometimes its hard to move to other departments; especially, for an employee with a large clock number. New hires typically have to work on 2nd shift and it takes a long time to make it to 1st or 3rd shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hold someone from going to another department, especially when they are trying to better themselves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice place to work.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Toyota full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Beautiful views from my office. Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    No cons to be found. Very good company.

  8.  

    Overall a nice productive environment.

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    Former Employee - Co-Op in Princeton, IL
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Princeton, IL

    I worked at Toyota full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people, great chance to see innovative technologies. Lots of different factors go into making a car that most people are never aware of. Nice mix of people .The work is incredibly varied. Easy to find different elements you're drawn to.

    Cons

    Overtime occasionally. Sometimes the project you currently need to work on takes more than the usual 8 hours. And if the deadline is looming, you have to stay over to finish it. Good thing is they pay you overtime. Still, being in the office all day gets tiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have clear projects defined for interns and co-ops. Sometimes after I would finish my current project there wouldn't really be anything for me to do any more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good work place for service advisors

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Toyota

    Pros

    The ability to make $10k + a month if you are good and work hard.

    Cons

    working weekends can be a drag.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give room to grow in company.

  10.  

    Good Money

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    Current Employee - Car Salesman in New Castle, DE
    Current Employee - Car Salesman in New Castle, DE

    I have been working at Toyota full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Money,and great product

    Cons

    The Late Nights and little room for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very Good Place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Toyota

    Pros

    Great atmosphere loved the team that I worked with

    Cons

    Japanese culture takes a little getting use to

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