Toyota Technical Center

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Updated June 27, 2015
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  1. Contract Technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Toyota Technical Center (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Continuous improvement keeps the job from being boring and makes you feel more invested in the company.
    First time mistakes are treated as learning opportunities, this was a welcoming change.

    Cons

    Departments are still very compartmentalized internally to TTC. Timezone difference with Japan will cause projects to move slowly and problems can take much longer to resolve.

    Advice to Management

    Push for more responsibility and become more independent from Japan. Learn to dump or retrain dead weight, please don't just pass them off to someone else.


  2. Co-op

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Toyota Technical Center full-time

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

    Pros

    Well organized, good mindset of company.

    Cons

    Dull work for co-ops. Co-ops are simply hired to observe the engineers for potential jobs. They little to nothing from real experience.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the inters. You may retain more quality engineers.


  3. Engineering Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Toyota Technical Center (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    - Stability. Company has not lay one employee off since WWII.
    - Pride. Working on cutting edge prototype of the car industry and learning new things everyday.
    - Competitive compensation package. Although internal people always complain about it, but everyone knows it could be much worst out there especially insurance coverage is better than average.
    - Respect. Strong Japanese culture and mindset. People treat each other respectfully most of the time.
    - Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    - Unstable upper management. Upper management (>VP level) is assigned from Japan every 3-5 years. Department direction always changed once VP is changed.
    - Limited career development. With strong Japanese culture in place, advancement is really based on seniority and there is a grace period to prevent further promotion after each advancement. Created dead weight employees who are comfortable with current position who work for a long time here.
    Also, they like to "promote" title with the "promoted" responsibilities but not pay for at least 2-3 years until the "right timing". Expect to do supervisory jobs without the supervisory pay.
    - Potential relocation to Michigan. Company morale is low, people are jumping ship to avoid the move even with attractive relocation packages. Expect to do 3 people's job as they are leaving.

    Advice to Management

    - Promote people only when you believe they are ready. Avoid "trying" to promote them with free trail.


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    Mechanical Engineering Co-op

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Coop in Gardena, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Coop in Gardena, CA

    I have been working at Toyota Technical Center

    Pros

    Tight-knit team, very friendly atmosphere, mentors and managers are very communicative and available

    Cons

    Extremely high security and secrecy causes quite a few inconveniences

    Advice to Management

    There has got to be a better way to let people store their personal electronics on campus


  6. Co-op experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Toyota Technical Center

    Pros

    Brand name, Work quality, People

    Cons

    The organization structure, Policies, etc.


  7. Senior Engineering Technician

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Toyota Technical Center

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great job, good people to work with in Los Angeles, fun and most interesting, if you have have passion for cars they let you learn anything you want but you have to be willing to do all the work.

    Cons

    Work life balance, moving out of california,

    Advice to Management

    They need to practice toyota way, you know what they say practice what you preach, unfortunately they are going to lose the top talent to the competitors.


  8. Busy place

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Toyota Technical Center

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    There are lot of new task.

    Cons

    Sometime too many task make me too busy

    Advice to Management

    na


  9. My time as an intern at Toyota was a good experience that taught me a lot about working professionally.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Saline, MI
    Former Employee - Intern in Saline, MI

    I worked at Toyota Technical Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I gained the opportunity to work with people around the world and was able to develop my technical communications skills with the assignments I was given. The position pays well and the engineers there are usually very helpful.

    Cons

    As an intern, there were periods of time that were less eventful because of people being behind schedule. Also, I heard other interns mention that they didn't necessarily like the CATIA software; if it's not relevant for their position, they shouldn't need to learn it

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to plan out what tasks interns should perform before accepting them


  10. Orthodox & ridiculous

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Toyota Technical Center

    Pros

    Good projects, research and development, encouraging and supportive executive manager.

    Cons

    Silly safety rules, no communication between headquarters and NA, project management sucks, no long term goals!


  11. Helpful (1)

    Lack of Advancement Potential

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Wittmann, AZ
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Wittmann, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility and assingments

    Cons

    Strong performance is only rewarded by additional work and responsibility and not by compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the CARs cycle Challenge Achievement Reward. (The R is currently missing)



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