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Toyota North America Interview Questions

Updated Oct 20, 2017
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    Customer Relations Representative Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    I applied online. I received a phone call 2 weeks later to schedule a phone interview. After my phone interview, I was scheduled for an in-person interview. Before my in-person interview, I was provided with some information about how the interview would be conducted along with some practice interview questions. They are really into the STAR interview format at Toyota (Situation, Task, Action, Result). I learned and practiced this technique in college, but using it on the spot in real life was a bit difficult.
    My interviewer seemed uninterested the entire time. He wasn't friendly or inviting. It seemed like he had been doing a lot of interviews, and he was just tired of doing them. He didn't really look at me when I was speaking, he just took notes the whole time. I didn't have a lot of experience because I am a new college grad, so I feel that that simple fact was enough for him not to give me a chance to prove myself.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever had to adapt to any major company changes in your workplace? How did you adapt?   Answer Question
    • Tell us about your past work experiences.   Answer Question
    • Tell us about a time when you had to weigh the pros and cons of a workplace situation. How did you make a decision?   Answer Question
    • Tell us about a time when you had to handle multiple tasks at once in the workplace. How did you do it?   Answer Question
    • What made you decide to apply for a position at Toyota? What was it about Toyota that drew you to the company?   Answer Question
    • Do you have any questions for me? (They obviously ask this. And you should have some quality questions to ask, or they won't be impressed).   Answer Question

  2.  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saline, MI
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Toyota North America (Saline, MI) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Job application was forwarded to hiring manager by recruiter.Recruiter had provided me with job description and salary range.
    Interview was scheduled and then a panel of two senior engineers conducted the interview.
    The panel described roles of the position and what were their expectations from the candidate .Accordingly they asked various questions to verify whether I can fit into the position

    Interview Questions

    • What degree of knowledge you have in HEV systems?   1 Answer
  3.  

    Second Shift Warehouse Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Toyota North America in May 2017.

    Interview

    I) Submit application April, II) Onlne Questionaire in April, III) Online Assessment in April, IV) Was called to schedule a phone Interview with Manager (shift manager) in May. V) I attempted to follow-up customarily for results but never heard back from them. VI) I received a generic email response 3 months later in August that they were not able to consider the "application" stating it was 12 months within applying for another position in the same location. This was not the case and attempted to reach out to Toyota to clarificy the discrepancy, but have yet to receive a response.

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  4. Helpful (3)  

    Finance Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    Toyota has a pretty thorough interviewing process. You apply for a position, after about a month a recruiter will contact you for a phone interview. Then you will come into the office 2-3 additional times for face to face interviews with the hiring manager, director, controller, etc. The issue with Toyota is that they will string you along in the interviewing process then all of a sudden ghost you when you're out of the running. A simple automated email telling applicants that they are out of the running would seem like a more appropriate thing to do. Why have applicants go through 3 interviews only to completely ignore them after they've invested valuable time? Don't bother contacting the email that they leave under other people's comments about where you are in the interviewing process. They'll just forward it back to the recruiter. Is it still a great company? Absolutely. But they still need to improve on their interviewing process.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral questions. Study example behavioral questions. Make sure to focus on times when you showed leadership, time constraints and customer service.   Answer Question

  5.  

    Team Lead Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Toyota North America (Dallas, TX) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Long interview process, but was well worth the wait! Can't complain about steps they take to hire someone to work for their company. Overall I liked the interviewing process and the people I got to meet

    Interview Questions


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    Engineering Technician - Quality Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Erlanger, KY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Toyota North America (Erlanger, KY) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Received a phone call first, about 3 days later I received another phone call asking to go to Kentucky (from Dallas) for a personal interview. Then received an email with forms, instructions and directions to the plant. Flew out a week later. Met with the hiring manager and another employee. Received a number of STAR type scenarios/questions and finally some behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell about a time you were given a challenge and didn't meet the deadline and what was the final result.   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (10)  

    Lexus Client Care Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Toyota North America (Plano, TX) in March 2017.

    Interview

    After all the pre-screening, assessment, and phone interviews, the excitement of making it the final interview was beyond measure; only to be full of disappointment due to the lack of professionalism and the air of prejudice.
    One of the rude off the wall questions (of many) which I was asked was, "Can you spell Bar Mitzvah." This was the final interview for the position, after excelling at all other levels, I was let down by this company as a whole as this experience did not correlate with the projected company image and brand which their brand promotes. I knew when I left that interview that either I was being tested to see if I could keep my cool when dealing with high brow clients or my services were not wanted. It was the latter, but instead of following up with me, I had to follow up with recruiting contacts only to find things listed on the feedback list as red line items were not truthful of what was discussed and transpired.

    Interview Questions

    Toyota North America Response

    Mar 21, 2017

    We appreciate your feedback and the time you invested in the interview process. Toyota is founded on continuous improvement and respect for people and we are sorry to hear your report of an... More

  8. Helpful (4)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Toyota North America (Dallas, TX) in March 2017.

    Interview

    They called me quickly for a telephone interview, rushed me into an in person interview within 24 hours. Spent over an hour with 4 people, 2 recruiters and 2 hiring managers. I sent my thank you note, and expressed interest in the College Internship immediately after my interview. I sent a follow up email one week after the email. No response and it has been over three weeks since my interview. I was dressed professionally, answered all of their behavioural type interview questions appropriately. Very dissappointing that Toyota who boasts their extreme customer service did not provide me with any customer service.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of a recent customer problem that was difficult to solve. How did you determine the cause of the problem? What did you do and what was the outcome?   1 Answer

  9. Helpful (11)  

    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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    Engineering Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Toyota North America (Rochester, NY) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Spoke with a representative at the career fair and was asked to come in the next day for an interview. Interview was mostly based on behavior and work/project experiences you have had. No quiz or technical questions. Did not hear back from them for a full 3 weeks. Had almost lost all hope at this point. Was then called one morning with the offer for the job. Electronic offer came by email within the next week.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time when you worked on a project with a team. How did you organize yourselves? What was your role? How did you make sure everything got done?   Answer Question

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