I worked at Toyota Motor Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)
Great benefits. Great people. Good comp and bonus structure. Managers and above get a car. Respectful, family focused company. Hard to find that mix anywhere.
Big company disease case study. Hard to make progress. Lots of money spent on planning, discussions, consultants and not on doing. Company has no appetite for risk - money noted above could have been spent on investments, acquisitions, etc. Partnerships are even hard to do. Innovation focus is on the cars, not on company innovation. If you are wired to do and do fast, get ready to slow down.
Advice to Management
Be innovative. Don't just talk about it. Do it. Fail fast.
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Toyota Motor Corporation (Chandler, AZ) in July 2017.
Online Application, Assessment, 20 minute phone screening, and then an in-person interview. BEWARE I interviewed and was told that I would hear back in 2-3 days. 1 week later I followed up and was dismissed with the words that "they are still reviewing the candidates". Another week later I followed up again. The start date was August 11th and I had to contact the recruiter to get any information. Even a decline letter. I have a bachelor's of science degree, previous customer service experience 9+ years, and a tenured employee at TFS' referral. I don't know what you have to do to get in with this company, but the interview was overly formal and awkward and everyone I interacted with was cold and unhelpful. Very confusing process. Hiring process is usually indicative of a company's health and this is not a positive indication.
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