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Toyota North America Interview Questions

Updated Sep 21, 2017
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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Toyota North America (Plano, TX) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Toyota is very thorough about their interview process. This is due in part to their stance on not laying people off, but it is also just because they want to find people that are the right fit. Overall, from application to hiring, the process took about four months. I finally really got traction in the last few months. In total, I had phone conversations with four of their in-house recruiters, then I had four interviews with managers, and each of those interviews was with two managers (so eight managers total). However, none of the interviews had "gotcha" questions. It was clear they just wanted to see how I think, how I reason through problems, and how I relate to people.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you were presented with some financial information, and some part of it just didn't "smell" right?   1 Answer
    • I did have a phone interview with a recruiter on the finance side for TEMA (the manufacturing arm in Kentucky), and they asked some specific questions like "What is the accounting equation?" and "What is a bill of materials?"   1 Answer

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    /Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Toyota North America in September 2017.

    Interview

    It was a very comfortable setting. I was interviewed by two guys and they were both very nice. Only asked one question each then some basic questions just to get to know where you want to go and what you're looking for.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you were faced with a difficult task and how you went about solving the problem at hand.   Answer Question
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    Management Trainee Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Toyota North America in September 2017.

    Interview

    The interview consisted of mainly behavioral questions and seemed to be about getting to know me in terms of skill set and interests.

    The Toyota employees made me feel very comfortable and were open to answering any questions I had as well as clarifying the specifics of what they were looking for.

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Toyota North America.

    Interview

    HR called me which I missed, left me a voicemail and sent me an email same day in response to my application to have a phone screen. I returned the call and email same day and never heard back from HR despite following up two more times.

    While I appreciate the volume of applicants they need to deal with, I struggle to understand how they can not at least send a response or call back after they initiate contact for a missed call. Do not miss HR's first contact is the lesson here.

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    Toyota North America Response

    Aug 9, 2017 – Specialist

    Thank you for the detailed review and your interest in Toyota. Candidate experience is important to us and we apologize for your negative experience. This review will be shared with the recruiting... More


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    Technical Translator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Toyota North America (Ann Arbor, MI).

    Interview

    I found a listing on Indeed.com posted through a recruiting company. I submitted my resume and cover letter to the recruiting company and was promptly given the opportunity to apply for the position. They set me up with an interview at the Toyota branch in Ann Arbor about a week later.

    There were several people who interviewed me, two Americans that were on the project, a male Japanese team member working at Toyota, and the head of translation who flew in from LA to lead the interview who was a Japanese woman. The interview portion where we talked enjoyable. They were very friendly and it was much more relaxed than I imagine it would be for such a big Japanese company.

    There was also a Japanese to English technical translation test after the interview portion. I was seated in front of a laptop with a word document open that had three paragraphs of Japanese text from what looked like a car manual written in it. The text was related to a certain function of the engine. I was given 20 minutes to translate each paragraph from Japanese to English. You are NOT allowed to use any sort of dictionary or tools to aid you in translating the text, which I thought was extremely unfair. What translator translates without reference materials? Having no previous automotive technical translation experience and no materials to reference, I completely bombed the translation test. I wouldn't recommend applying for this position unless you have a wealth of knowledge about automotive terms in English and Japanese as the translation test is just too hard to pass with general translation experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have past experience in translation?   1 Answer
    • (In Japanese) Please list one thing you dislike about Japan and an instance of reverse culture shock after coming back to the US. (This was based on the fact that I lived in Japan for 8 years.)   1 Answer
    • (In Japanese) What made you decide to apply for this position at Toyota?   1 Answer

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    Customer Relations Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Toyota North America (Plano, TX) in August 2017.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume, they contacted me about taking an assessment that took about an hour. After passing that, they contacted me for a phone interview which was a lot about the position and if I had passed that I would get an in person interview the next week. I got an email how I was not chosen to go further.

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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Toyota North America (Plano, TX) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Very thorough how they conducted interviews. First received phone call from the talent acquisition personnel, then had a face-to-face interview with the customer dept head. After that, I received a phone call within the next few weeks and they were calling me about a job offer.

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    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Toyota North America (Plano, TX).

    Interview

    Hope this company is better than what they portray during the interview process. The legal department has a quirky group of paralegals that tout they are a group of native Southern Californians who worked together for 20 years and not shy about letting me know that I am the new outsider if I were to get the job. They giggled at my accent and told me how horrible Texas is compared to the beaches of California. The attorneys were nice enough, but the paralegals made me feel very uncomfortable. One of the paralegal came across as very sharp and kept shaking her head as she read my resume. She challenged my worth. It does not matter if you are a huge company, no one should make anyone else feel small. Then the HR recruiter refused to answer my calls and emails. I am still not sure why they invited me for an interview to make me feel inadequate. Very disappointed in this company.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you sure you can do this job? Your resume does not look like it.   Answer Question

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    Counsel Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Phone interview scheduled via email with the recruiter. Sent my resume online through their portal. Straight forward so far. Not sure if I will get an offer, its too early to tell.

    Interview Questions


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    Test Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Toyota North America in July 2017.

    Interview

    2 interviews. Management was very polite and well spoken. First interview was pretty standard, the second was more technical with some electrical questions. I met with the department manager as well as the group manager and lead technician. All in all a great experience.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to answer questions about electrical diagnosis process.   Answer Question

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    Team Lead/Supervisor CSC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cedar Rapids, IA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Toyota North America (Cedar Rapids, IA).

    Interview

    Phone interview with HR first. Basic questions about your experience and background.
    Next is an interview with HR and two manager of departments of the Call Center. They use the behavioral questions-- tell me a time when?
    Time line was pushed back as they determined they need two supervisors. I was never followed up with, ignore my emails after I waited 3 weeks.

    Interview Questions


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