Toyota Tsusho America

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Toyota Tsusho America Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
18 Reviews
2.7
18 Reviews
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Takashi Hasegawa
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  1.  

    Constantly moving, fun atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Temp Worker  in  Georgetown, KY
    Former Employee - Temp Worker in Georgetown, KY

    I worked at Toyota Tsusho America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Each day was something different, paid weekly, no weekends ever

    Cons

    On feet all day, nothing else was bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay could be higher

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good benefits, low morale, low quality of work - life balance (Zombies just getting through the day!)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Toyota Tsusho America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and time off policies (Christmas week shutdown). Interesting product lines. Exposure to markets and cultures throughout the world.

    Cons

    Arrogant management that is disrespectful to subordinates. Expectations of a Japanese style work environment (management by embarrassment, long hours)... does little to adapt to local work customs. Minimal training and advancement opportunities, especially if not located at main office. Management gives lip service to training and processes, but really just looks at the budget all day. People are just a tool to get the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The market is improving. Other jobs are out there. Time to improve morale and respect to employees or expect to lose more and more of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Okay

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Toyota Tsusho America

    Pros

    -it has a good start pay

    Cons

    -No opportunities to move up

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  5.  

    you will get stuck

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Toyota Tsusho America full-time

    Pros

    nice, friendly, relaxed, benefits, coverage

    Cons

    cheap, no growth, lazy managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some mangers do not work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very Unsatisfying Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Toyota Tsusho America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good, time off

    Cons

    They say promote from within but yet bring in outside members with less qualifications and experience. Dead end job no career unless you belong to the good old boy network.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop limiting members growth because they do not agree with you on every issue. A company full of yes men is a company without vision and creativity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I begged for training and received it in small spurts.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Toyota Tsusho America full-time

    Pros

    They consistently have coffee, tea, hot cocoa, etc. Also, they shut down from the week of Christmas until New Year's Day... with pay. There are many Japanese employees, and it was interesting to experience the business culture.

    Cons

    Absolutely everyone is miserable, all the time. The pay is low and the benefits are not impressive. They have a policy where people have to work through a temporary agency for 90 days. When you get hired on you still have to wait an additional 13 months before you receive vacation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Work hard and get noticed!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Toyota Tsusho America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Toyota Tsusho is an excellent company with amazing benefits. I was lucky to be surrounded by hard working, educated, professional coworkers. The company structure allows for growth. Upper management valued my opinions. The CEO traveled to all office locations and would have open forum meetings with all levels of employees to gain new ideas and get feedback about current procedures/policies.

    Cons

    Most upper management comes from Japan. Many higher level positions come with long work hours and travel. Different departments have different salary levels for the same position.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor development of people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Toyota Tsusho America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company offers good pay and benefits. Working hours are not bad

    Cons

    Does not invest into the knowledge of it's workforce. Due to bad management decisions causes good people to leave and make other companies great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat associates as you want to be treated. They are part of your external family

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very unsatisfying experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Toyota Tsusho America full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits but come at the sacrifice of a competitive salary/wage

    Cons

    Management micro manages staff which leads to mediocrity when employees feel they are not given credit for ideas or skills. Many in management do not allow employees to contribute but use them in the capacity of clerks even at the professional level. Company uses punishment instead of working with employees as a motivator. Job training is severely lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to executive or senior management is to know what is going on in the various departments and not rely on only managers to provide information. Look closely at the corporate office and how many managers there are and what little support the locations receive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Central Kentucky

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager Non-Ferrous  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager Non-Ferrous in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at Toyota Tsusho America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pros: Stable, competitive, opportunistic, and exciting working enviroment. Company is very diverse and leaves many dooors open.

    Cons

    Dual culture, job can be repetitive with many communication challenges as it is an international organization. The organization is run very lean meaning lots of effort and hours are required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on young talent as the company has been growing rapidly internal structure needs some work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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